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Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

A large number of drugs pass from the mothers’ blood stream through the placenta to the fetus. Drugs of abuse have a low molecular weight and lipid solubility making it easier to cross the placenta. When drugs or other substances of abuse are taken by the mother equilibrium is established between the materanal and fetal […]

February 22 & 23, 2018 – Keynote Address & Sensory Processing and Regulation Pre-Requisites to Learning Session – Crosscurrents Conference

RICHMOND, BC Crosscurrents Conference KEYNOTE: Trauma Informed Practice: Relationships Matter Understanding how trauma impacts lives is crucial to supporting many of our students to be their best. This keynote will illuminate the significance that trauma has on the brain, on relationships, and on the way learning happens. As educators we know it’s not accurate to […]

February 16, 2018 – Keynote Address and Regulation Through Relationship: Nature’s Antidote to Challenging Behaviour – AISCA Conference

CALGARY, AB The Association of Independent Schools & Colleges in Alberta Teachers’ Convention: “Better, Together!”  is being held and Kim will take part in two ways: KEYNOTE ADDRESS: The Threads of Trauma: Trauma Informed Education  Trauma informed education is appropriately becoming an increasingly common topic of conversation in Canadian schools. Circumstances such as domestic violence, abuse, […]

February 8-9, 2018 – Becoming a Behavioral Detective: Understanding, Surviving & Supporting Complex Behaviors

YELLOW SPRINGS, OH PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT! This two-day workshop is designed for Intervention Specialists, Classroom Teachers, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Pathologists, Physical Therapists, School Psychologists, Paraprofessional aides, and Mental Health Therapists who support children with behavioral challenges and learning problems. The sensory processing approach assists professionals in “looking beyond the behavior” and into […]

February 6, 2018 – Trauma Informed Practice

KELOWNA, BC Trauma is a universal experience yet generally speaking, it is an uncommon component of people’s daily conversation. Thankfully, and appropriately, trauma informed practice is becoming an increasingly common topic of conversation in the social services sector of BC. This is essential if we want our clients to be receiving the most effective levels […]

February 5, 2018 – Trauma Informed Practice

VICTORIA, BC Trauma is a universal experience yet generally speaking, it is an uncommon component of people’s daily conversation. Thankfully, and appropriately, trauma informed practice is becoming an increasingly common topic of conversation in the social services sector of BC. This is essential if we want our clients to be receiving the most effective levels […]

February 2, 2018 – Trauma Informed Practice

NANAIMO, BC Trauma is a universal experience yet generally speaking, it is an uncommon component of people’s daily conversation. Thankfully, and appropriately, trauma informed practice is becoming an increasingly common topic of conversation in the social services sector of BC. This is essential if we want our clients to be receiving the most effective levels […]

The Matter of Tone

Therapists providing intervention to children with movement challenges have traditionally considered and have perhaps treated “muscle tone” specifically as an impairment impeding motor performance in daily living function. In our hands, we can “feel” the resistance, heaviness, responsiveness and changes of each child’s body with whom we interface in therapy. Our own motor system learns […]

January 16, 2018 – Creating Comfort for Learning: Powerful Use of Relationship and Environment

HONG KONG, CHINA Many recent researches is neuroscience have proven that environment and connection are two important elements for learning, especially for children with special education needs. How do parents, teachers and frontline practitioners make use of environment and connection come? Kim Barthel will share with us her experience and insight in the area. Vicky […]

January 12 & 13, 2018 – Mindfulness When Supporting Challenging Behaviours

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA Caregivers, psychologists, counselors, therapists, teachers, and support workers of children with complex behaviours often struggle with managing their emotions and actions when responding to behaviours that are upsetting. This workshop will provide an in-depth exploration of the development of self-regulation across the lifespan of those who find themselves navigating these struggles every […]