Disclaimer: These online presentations are intended solely to provide information to the public. The views and opinions expressed as part of these presentations do not necessarily state or reflect those of the New Brunswick Adoption Foundation (NBAF) and its employees.

WAIT A MINUTE: I'M NOT OKAY !

Jenni Cammaert, Assistant Professor in Social Work at St. Thomas University talks about vicarious trauma, caregiver burnout, and strategies for 'doable' self-care

As carers we are always giving to someone else, trying to ease their life in some way. Unfortunately, we don’t often give the same care and consideration to ourselves leading to feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, moody, and alone, which can make daily activities challenging. This webinar aims to discuss vicarious trauma, and what burnout looks like in caregivers and children, as well as provide strategies for ‘doable’ self-care and indicators for when to get help.

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LEARN ABOUT SCHOOL PLPs
(Personalized Learning Plans)

Ainsley Congdon-Burke from the Learning Disabilities Association of NB explains PLPs.

The session

  • Provides an overview of education policy and key terms

  • Provides examples of common justified accommodations for learning disabilities

  • Explains the difference between justified and adjusted PLPs

  • Shares examples of what to expect on a completed PLP

  • Shares steps to take in meeting with the school and questions to ask

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DEALING WITH COMPLEX TRAUMA: Based on the ARC Framework

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You must be a member of the Private Facebook Group NB Adoption Support Network - Réseau de soutien à l'adoption du NB to access this webinar.


Sebastian Pacey-Smith, Ph.D. Intern in Clinical Psychology

Based on the ARC Framework (Attachment, Regulation, and Competency)

This session will cover 2 components of the ARC model training.

ATTUNEMENT: Engaging rhythm and reciprocity to deepen the understanding of child behaviour.

CAREGIVER AFFECT MANAGEMENT: Recognizing and managing the caregiver's own emotional and physiological responses.

ARC is a 'Framework; for intervention with youth and families who have experienced multiple and/or prolonged traumatic stress.' Attention, Relevance, and Confidence are three components of the ARC model training. This Framework is being adapted in our school systems and plays an important role in increasing positive/resilient outcomes among our children.

EXPLORING & MANAGING ADHD


Shawn Smith
, CEO of Don't dis-my-ability Consultation Services Inc, shares his story of living now thriving with ADHD

Topics covered include

  • The three types of ADHD

  • Symptoms for each type of ADHD

  • Different ways of getting a diagnosis

  • Strategies for families of children with ADHD and other invisible disabilities

  • Type of therapies available

UNDERSTANDING TRAUMA RESPONSES


LEARN ABOUT

  • Trauma Responses: Flight, Fight, Freeze, and Fawn

  • How to recognize them in children

  • How children feel

  • How to help them feel safe

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PARENTING FROM THE TRENCHES

This recording will be available until Nov 2022

See your kids in a whole new light! This webinar offers a toolbox of strategies for parenting children and teens. Topics include developing trust and attachment while helping children learn to manage their own behaviors, build self-esteem, and maintain sanity.

Presented by Denise Goodman, PhD
Denise is an independent trainer and consultant from Ohio. Her areas of expertise are the topics of foster care and adoption. She has been a foster parent and has worked in child welfare as a childcare worker, ongoing protective worker, and coordinator of residential treatment.

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INTEGRATED SERVICE AND DELIVERY (ISD)

Learn about what help/supports ISD can provide your child, in school and in your community

ISD: Integrated Service Delivery is a program run through Horizon Health Network for children and youth experiencing' Emotional, Behavioural, and Mental Health issues. They coordinate services for children, often seeing them at school. They work together with family and schools to help the children thrive!

This is a chance to understand more about these services, what they offer, how to access and refer, who is eligible, what issues they can help with, and more.

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RAISING TRANSRACIAL ADOPTEES 101

This Webinar is a beginner's workshop written and created by transracial adoptee Rebekah Hutson. It covers what Rebekah believes are the non-negotiable basic fundamentals that any individual involved with transracial adoption should understand. In this lesson, we cover 3 units, racism, privilege, and creating a multicultural family dynamic. The goal of this workshop is to have participants leaving with a better understanding and basic tools to be both a parent AND an ally to their adopted children.

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FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDER(FASD)


Learn about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD): Information, Strategies & Personal Experiences.

Hear an informative talk from Maria DesRoches, Coordinator for the FASD Centre of Excellence.

The NB FASD Centre of Excellence is a provincial, bilingual program funded by the NB Department of Health and is operated by the Vitalité Health Network.

Their mission is to offer services that include prevention, diagnostic, intervention, support, and follow-up after clinic to families and professionals working with individuals that are affected by FASD.

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MAKING SENSE OF TRAUMA



This webinar explores the nature of complex trauma and will help you understand how it is expressed in children/youth. You’ll learn how trauma can change the way a person relates to others and their environment and how it can affect the body, mind, and spirit. You’ll also learn the principles of trauma-informed care which will help you shift from saying “what is wrong with you” to “what has happened to you”. The webinar will also help you develop a better understanding of the nervous system and trauma survival responses. Finally, you’ll be presented with specific tools to begin helping the children/youth in your life manage difficult behaviours brought on by a trauma survival response.


Presented by Danielle Marcoux

Danielle Marcoux is a mental health nurse and adoptive parent. Over the last decade, Danielle has worked with children and youth in hospital, community, and school settings. As a registered nurse and clinical coordinator for the Child and Youth Team (mental health services), Danielle has seen firsthand the effects trauma can have on children’s behaviours and relationships. As an adoptive mom, Danielle understands the struggle and emotional toll parents feel when their child is struggling. In offering this webinar, Danielle hopes to bring understanding and compassion, as well as tools to help parents and caregivers build stronger relationships with the child/youth in their life.