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Road to Resilience Webinar Series

Skills and Strategies to Prepare for the Upcoming School Year
 

Back to School Webinar Series: Skills, strategies and the road to resilience

 

We are pleased to announce a new webinar series entitled Road to Resilience: Skills and strategies to prepare for the upcoming school year.  This series is a partnership between IWK Mental Health and Addictions Program and the Nova Scotia’s Department of Early Education and Childhood Development (EECD). 

For many parents, families and caregivers of school children the upcoming school year will be especially difficult due to the changes we’re all experiencing. Knowing this, the IWK and EECD felt it was important to develop mental wellness strategies that people could learn at-home, and at their own convenience. 

We encourage you to watch the videos and use the tools, strategies and skills presented to help prepare you and your children for the upcoming school year. We welcome your suggestions and feedback by contacting us.

 

 

 

Webinar 1 – Resilience & Wellness

Speakers:

  • Prasanna Kariyawansa, SWC
    Program Educator, Trauma Informed Care
    IWK Mental Health and Addictions Program
    IWK Health Centre
  • Holly Murphy, RN, BscN, MN
    Advanced Practice Leader, Trauma Informed Care
    IWK Mental Health and Addictions Program
    IWK Health Centre

Resources:

 

 

Webinar 2 – Coping with Change & Uncertainty

Speaker:

  • Alexa Bagnell, MD, FRCPC
    Chief of Psychiatry
    IWK Mental Health and Addictions Program
    IWK Health Centre

 

 

Webinar 3 – Preparing for School through Relationships

Speakers:

  • Frances Waterman-O’Connell, BACS, ECE, B.Ed., M.Ed., ILA
    Safe and Inclusive Schools Consultant
    Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
  • Tracey Devereaux, B.A., B.Ed.
    Restorative Approaches in Schools Coordinator
    Department of Justice

 

We encourage you to share these resources with all other parents and families of school-aged children or teens.

 

 

Additional Information:

Teachers and school staff can log into the educator page from Nova Scotia’s Department of Early Education and Childhood Development for additional resources and videos.

Visit the Back to School page for more information and general resources for going back to school.