Join us for Seasons Centre’s Educational Day on April 14th, 2022!

To Register for Education Day, please contact Joan [email protected]

Day Session Evaluation

Evening Session Evaluation

We are excited to have 3 dynamic speakers on our continuing series on Child Resiliency, Shifting the Paradigm: How science helps us understand behaviours and relationships.

This virtual symposium will offer two separate sessions. One for service providers and one for parents.

Keynote  Speakers

Mona Delahooke PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist with more than 30 years of experience caring for children and their families. She is a senior faculty member of the Profectum Foundation and a member of the American Psychological Association. She is the author of the award-winning book Beyond Behaviors: Using Brain Science and Compassion to Understand and Solve Children’s Behavioral Challenges, and the upcoming book, Brain-Body Parenting: How to stop managing behaviors and start raising Joyful, Resilient Kids. She is a frequent speaker, trainer, and consultant to parents, organizations, schools, and public agencies. She lives and works in the Los Angeles area.

Stephen P. Porges PhD is Distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University where he is the founding director of Traumatic Stress Research Consortium in the Kinsey Institute. He is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina, and Professor Emeritus at both the University of Illinois at Chicago and University of Maryland. He served as president of the Society for Psychophysiological Research and the Federation of Associations in Behavioural & Brain Sciences and is a former recipient of a National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Development Award. He is the originator of the Polyvagal Theory, a theory that emphasizes the importance of physiological state in the expression of behavioural, mental, and health problems related to traumatic experiences. He is the creator of a music -based intervention, the Safe and Sound Protocol TM, which currently is used by more than 1500 therapists to improve spontaneous social engagement, to reduce hearing sensitivities, and to improve language processing, state regulation, and spontaneous social engagement.

Dr. Robert Meeder, is a Pediatrician and Medical Director of Family, Child, and Youth Mental Health at
Waypoint Centre For Mental Health Care in Penetanguishene, Ontario. He has a community-based focused practice in the area of child and youth behaviour and mental health. Dr. Meeder completed his medical training at McMaster University and Pediatrics Residency at Western University. He resides near Orillia, Ontario with his wife and four children. Check out his Smart Family podcast at https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/smart-family-podcast/id1497316466

Registration Fees

SERVICE PROVIDERS’ EDUCATION DAY – $95

PARENTS’ FORUM – REGISTRATION REQUIRED – FREE
(Supported by Early Childhood Development, County of Simcoe)

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Joan Kennedy, Outreach Manger at 705-721-5437 ext. 202 or via email
at [email protected] – https://www.grievingchildren.com

SHOULD YOU REQUIRE A SUBSIDY TO ATTEND CONTACT:
Rowley Ramey, Managing Director at 705-721-5437 ext. 101
or via email at [email protected]

Thank you to our generous sponsors: