Feb 11, 2019 | Staff Development
Circle of Security Parenting is a parent-reflection program offering the core components of the based and internationally acclaimed COS protocol. This 4-day training teaches professionals to use an eight-chapter DVD to educate parents and caregivers. The program presents video examples of secure and problematic parent/child interaction, healthy options in care-giving, and animated graphics designed to clarify principles central to COS. Circle of Security Parenting implements decades of attachment research in an accessible step-by-step process for use in group settings, home visitation or individual counseling.
The program covers the following learning objectives:
- Understand the theoretical foundation of the Circle of Security
- Shift caregiver focus from behaviour management to enhancing the quality of relationship
- Understand specific steps to build self-reflection in caregivers
- Use video examples to support increased empathy in caregivers
- Identify new options to help caregivers manage emotions
- Learn step-by-step approaches for promoting secure attachment in children
This program has been used as a Family Oriented Programming session for parents of PUF students (Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten).
For further informattion contact division psychologist Barb Rusiewicz-Enwright or FSW clinical lead Amber Stonebridge
Feb 11, 2019 | Parenting, Programs
“CONNECT© is an evidence-based 10-week manualized group program for parents and alternate caregivers of pre-teens and teens who struggle with significant behaviour problems and mental health issues. Co-developed over the last 10 years by the Maples Adolescent Treatment Centre and Dr. Marlene Moretti of Simon Fraser University, the program focuses on the core components of secure attachment to promote children’s social, emotional and behavioural adjustment.
Rather than teach the A-B-C’s of parenting, CONNECT© helps caregivers understand basic attachment concepts which can then be applied across a broad range of situations and relational contexts. A strength-based approach to supporting families, CONNECT© is consistent with trauma informed practice and is offered by a variety of professionals in settings such as schools, community agencies and mental health offices.”
Many CESD Family School Wellness Workers are trained in CONNECT and facilitate the program in various areas.
CESD Contact: Amber Stonebridge, FSW Clinical Team Lead
Feb 11, 2019 | Mindfulness
Mind-up is a 15 lesson program for pre-K- grade 8 students. It is science-centric and evidence-based program that is grounded in neuroscience, positive psychology, mindful awareness and social-emotional learning. Gratitude, mindfulness and perspective taking are some of the topics covered. It is designed to drive positive behavior, improve learning and scholastic performance, increase empathy, optimism and compassion. There is a cost to purchase the curriculum.