During our day together will explore the following topics not only through information shared, but through discussion and reflection:
The Power of the First 60 Days of an Infant's Life
What are the simple but powerful things we can do at this potent time in development to maximize the brain's malleability and in turn influence the trajectory of the family's life. We know that chaotic, unpredictable, threatening, and highly stressful environments can directly influence the developing brain, affecting various aspects such as learning, self-perception, relationships, behavior, and both physical and mental health. However, repeated experiences with a responsive and nurturing caregiver, particularly during infancy, can help mitigate the impact of adverse experiences, fostering the crucial sense of security needed for healthy development. How can we help families focus on the potential for healing and building relational health.
How can we dispel the myriad of myths and societal pressures put on parents to be perfect. How does the explosion of social media make parenting and the work of care providers more difficult. The information found in many goggle searches is not sensitive to those who might be struggling. There are assumptions being made that everyone has the resources and tools to parent in the glossy way it is portrayed. In addition, the assumptions made that if you not able to parent in a typical way, you are a bad parent. Neither of these sets of assumptions are helpful. We will weed through some of the common myths about parenting and focus on the idea of relational health and brain plasticity, and how to see parenting on a spectrum.
Jan Ference, BEd, M.S in Counselling, IPMHF (Infant-Parent Mental Health Fellow) She/Her
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Additional information about this in person workshop
We will be providing a continental breakfast & lunch as well as plenty of coffee/tea & snacks during the morning & afternoon breaks.
Travel expenses and/or hotel accommodations are not included.
If you require hotel accommodations, please contact The Inn at Laurel Point for the best available rate.
Who should attend?
This workshop is for helping professionals and peers: pregnancy outreach workers, nurses, physicians, child welfare workers, family support workers, social workers, health/social service students, outreach workers, shelter workers, detox workers, treatment centre workers, midwives, doulas, childbirth educators, peer support workers and anyone else who supports pregnant people.
Interested in registering groups of 4 or more?
Please contact us at Jenna@bcapop.ca
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