Training Opportunities


#1 2013 East Kootenay Early Years Conference

Friday, April 26th and Saturday, April 27th at the Kimberley Conference and Athletic Training Centre

Visit for additional information


#2 Child Developmental Trauma: Successful Strategies for Caregivers and Professionals

March 6th at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby BC

This workshop will examine the 5 areas of impact of developmental trauma: attachment; arousal; neuro-development; cognition; relationships.

Registration fee is $125.00

Visit The Children's Foundation to register.


 #3 Gordon Neufeld Public Address

Dr. Gordon Neufeld, a foremost authority on child development and author of Hold On To Your Kids, will hold a rare public address on Tuesday, March 12th.

How to keep children safe in a wounding world

What can parents and teachers do to keep their children safe? Signs of alarm are skyrocketing in our children and bullies seem more numerous than ever. Peer interaction - the primary source of wounding in today's world - is now only a click away and seems virtually never-ending for many children. In the aftermath of recent teenage suicides, legislators are scrambling to pass laws and social activists are calling upon the social media to police themselves. But laws won't address the existence of a mean streak and the social media have yet to demonstrate a conscience.

If we cannot change the world around them for the better, how do we keep the world from changing our children for the worse? What are the factors that put children at risk and how can we recognize when they are in trouble? How do we protect our children without heading for the hills or locking them up? Dr. Neufeld will address these issues and point to a way through that puts parents and teachers back into the driver's seat with regards to the children in their care.

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, March 12th 2013

Time: 7:30 – 9:30PM

Location: Sir Winston Churchill Auditorium 7055 Heather Street Vancouver, BC V6P3P7

Tickets available on Eventbrite.