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

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The Association of Independent Schools & Colleges in Alberta Teachers’ Convention: “Better, Together!”  is being held and Kim will take part in two ways:


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, neglect and addiction are examples of what is happening within families that dramatically alters a child’s development and impedes their capacity to learn. Join Kim for this workshop that illuminates the significance that trauma has on learning within our classrooms.

What will you learn from this event?

  • An understanding of implicit memory and how we all develop attachment coping strategies designed for survival
  • Concepts like triggers which elicit challenging behaviours, mirror neurons which help us relate, and regulation which is critical for being present to any situation
  • Identification of the red flags in behaviour that are suggestive of relational trauma
  • An appreciation for the deep impact trauma has upon learning and development


Regulation Through Relationship: Nature’s Antidote to Challenging Behaviour 

Teachers, students, staff, everyone we come across in our day – we all impact one another and affect each other’s performance to some degree. This workshop will provide educators with an understanding of the primary foundation of behaviour management. It is not control through compliance. Magically, and scientifically, the most basic way to help children’s brains so they can and want to learn is through attuned and reflective relationship.

What will you learn from this workshop?

  • Begin to understand how relationships can affect and regulate behaviour
  • Get introduced to the key learned attachment strategies, which can present as behavioural challenges, that we use to protect ourselves
  • Appreciate there is always a reason for the behaviour
  • Develop the basic attunement skills necessary for regulating another’s state


MacEwan Conference Centre
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta


Register on-line through the Calgary Regional Consortium


Click here to view and download a brochure

Questions? Please contact the CRC Office

Email: register@crcpd.ab.ca    Phone: (403) 291-0967