PIC Speaker Series

2021-2022 PARENT INVOLVEMENT COMMITTEE
VIRTUAL SPEAKER SERIES
PREPARING FOR A MENTALLY HEALTHY HOLIDAY SEASON:
A look at some of the reasons families experience
increased stress during the holidays so families
can better anticipate these challenges

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2021 6:30PM - 8:00PM

The winter break and holiday season are one of the most highly anticipated times of the year for many students. At the same time, this period can be particularly challenging for some families. Social workers from DSBN schools will discuss strategies to cope with holiday stress so all family members can enjoy a relaxing winter break, as well as tips to prepare children and adolescents for the transition back to school in January.

Registered attendees from DSBN school communities will have the chance to win prizes for their school.

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2021-2022 PARENT INVOLVEMENT COMMITTEE
VIRTUAL SPEAKER SERIES
RISING TO RESILIENCE:
A LOOK AT RELATIONSHIPS, WELL-BEING
AND LEARNING DURING CHALLENGING TIMES
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2021 6:30PM - 8:00PM

PIC is excited to welcome Dr. Jean Clinton in a free, virtual presentation on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 6:30pm.

This presentation will look at the power of relationships, buffering children's stress and building resilience. The past few years have been stressful times for all. We will talk about how to make stress more predictable and manageable. The key to this, is an awareness of the needs of the adults in children's lives. By lending our calm, and reflecting on where we find our calm, we can help our children thrive.

Dr. Jean Clinton is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster, division of Child Psychiatry. She is on staff at McMaster Children's Hospital with cross appointments in Pediatrics and Family Medicine, and an Associate in the Department of Child Psychiatry at Sick Children's Hospital. Dr. Clinton is renowned nationally and internationally as an advocate for children's issues. Her special interest lies in brain development, and the crucial role relationships and connectedness play.

A limited number of Dr. Clinton's book, Love Builds Brains, are available to those who register for the presentation.

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