Parent Conference

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02/10/2018 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm America/Creston Timezone
Rotacrest Hall
230 19 Ave N
Creston, BC V0B 1G5
Crista Komar

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8:30-9:00 Check-in
9:00-10:30 Anxiety/Stress in Children
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:00 Anxiety/Stress in Children

Workshop Description
Among the many underlying issues related to childhood behaviour, anxiety has emerged in recent years as the most prevalent in our paediatric population. There exists an array of variables attributed to this rising epidemic; but of greater importance to our current understanding of anxiety, is its sensitivity and responsivity to psychological intervention. The challenge to educators, support workers, parents, and clinicians is to recognize anxiety in children and teach meaningful strategies to reduce its impact on daily life.
This workshop will explore childhood anxiety and stress from a neurobiological approach, a behavioural communication approach, and a humanistic lens. Sessions will be peppered with practical applications and therapeutic suggestions. The most current, evidence informed interventions will be reviewed and discussed. Although the focus is on children, this material will benefit anyone at any age experiencing anxious symptoms.

Presenter Biography
Devon Palmer is a Registered Psychologist. He has over 17 years of clinical experience in a variety of settings including hospitals, mental health centers, schools, and private practice. Devon’s research interests, publications, and clinical expertise is focused on paediatric populations struggling with varying forms of executive dysfunction, including FASD, ADHD, ASD, SLD, Anxiety, Depression, and Behaviour disorders. The focus of his work is supporting children and families through evidence-based interventions, with the belief that children’s behaviour reflects the skills they do/don’t have, as opposed to who they are. Devon lives in Rossland BC, with his companion and five delightfully different children.

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