Opportunities: Training


1.  BC Association of Pregnancy Outreach Programs 2013 Conference (BCAPOP)

Date: October 8th – 10th 2013

Location: Hilton Airport Hotel, Richmond BC


  • A keynote address by Kathie Lindstrom: Own Your Body, Own Your Birth
  • Opportunities to hear Monique Gray Smith talk about Fostering Resiliency with Aboriginal Women and Families and Care for the Caregiver
  • Social Media with Merlyn Horton of SOLOS
  • Maternal and Child Nutrition with Gerry Kasten
  • Tips, Tricks and Strategies for Working With Dads with Jeff McLean
  • Negotiating Contraception and Sexual Health with Lesley Stedmon

Visit www.bcapop.conference.html to register.



2.  Save the Date: BC Aboriginal Child Care Society Annual Conference

Date: October 17-19th 2013

Theme: Treading Softly: Honouring Children, The Land and Our Culture

Our connections to our Land and Language give us our sense of identity and view of the world.  This year’s conference theme recognizes the importance of taking care of our environments and teaching children about the natural gifts from Mother Earth.  Playing and learning in the outdoors develops the mind, body and spirit of the child and encourages positive social interaction. This year’s workshops will create opportunities for exploring the gifts in the world around us, strategies for helping children feel comfortable and safe in their environments, and the sharing of cultural activities that promote the well-being of Aboriginal children.

Visit the BC Aboriginal ChildCare Society for more information.



3. Dr. Daniel Hughes workshop on Trauma Loss and Attachment

Date: September 24 – 25, 2013

Location: Vancouver Public Library (Alice MacKay Room), 350 West Georgia Street

In this workshop, sponsored by Westcoast Families Centre, Dr. Hughes will focus on how to work successfully with children who are experiencing emotional and behavioural problems rooted in deficient early attachments and intra-familial trauma. He will discuss treatment strategies designed to help the child begin to experience and accept, from both the therapist and the parents, the safety and effective attunement that he or she should have received in the first few years of life. Specific parenting and treatment interventions will be presented.

More information and registration materials are available here.