Springtime is a time of change, growth and new beginnings. Empower yourself with new tools and skills by participating in our annual spring webinar series.
with Dave Ellis
May 11, noon-1:30pm
Description: Every day we engage with people who are very different and similar from us: race, gender, ethnicity and more. Epigenetics tells us that we are more alike than different. So why can’t we just get along?
Our worldviews -values, beliefs, assumptions, attitudes and ideas- impact everything from how we understand the nature of reality to how we respond to the environment around us. It informs our goals and desires, shaping conscious and unconscious perceptions, motivations and values. The number of perspectives is infinite; no one is more “right” than another. We are each part of a complex, ever-changing, and interconnected universe. What we do influences the world around us, and the world around us influences us, even if we are not aware of how.
When we examine how our worldview impacts our interaction with people who have a history of trauma and take a deeper look at our own trauma, then we can see the many places where those spaces collide. Join us on an exploration on how to better serve others without the interference of our own biases and assumptions.
The Practice and Power of Engaging Parent Leaders
with Lisa Deputie & Roxy Foster
May 23, noon- 1:30pm
Description: This webinar is about understanding the best practices of engaging parents with professionals. We will focus on strategies that empower parents to create change for themselves, their families and communities.
Trauma-Informed Approaches in Minnesota Schools
with Dr. Mark Sander, Hennepin County; Stacy Bender-Fayette and Sharleen Zeman-Sperle from Peacemaker Resources
April 12, noon-1:30pm
Description: Many Minnesota schools are trying innovative approaches to promote social emotional learning and to make the classroom a safe learning environment for children who have experienced trauma. This webinar is a chance to hear from three such innovators: Dr. Mark Sander, a psychologist working in the Minneapolis Public Schools who also consults with schools across Minnesota and in other states; and Sharleen Zeman-Sperle and Stacy Bender-Fayette, who through their work with Peacemaker Resources have introduced social-emotional learning in all the Bemidji area elementary schools and some surrounding area schools as well. It will also be a chance for YOU to share what you may be doing in your school, and to engage in conversation with others across the state who are exploring the NEAR science (Neurobiology, Epigenetics, the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study, and Resilience) and its implications for the classroom. To view a recording of this webinar, click here.
with Becky Dale
April 26, Noon-1:30pm
Description: The Center for the Study of Social Policy identifies six protective factors that research shows build family strengths and a family environment that promotes optimal child and youth development. These factors are Parental Resilience, Social Connections, Concrete Support in Times of Need, Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development and the Social and Emotional Competence of Children. So, how do we increase these factors in ourselves, our families and our communities?
The Emotional Intelligence competencies of Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Awareness of Others and Relationship skills offers a framework for practice that allows parents and caregivers to not only increase their own well-being and success, but also to model it and teach it to the children in their care. Emotional Intelligence practices directly increase Parental Resilience, give parents relationship skills to enhance Social Connections, are based in Brain Science that helps us understand Child Development, and through modelling (the best teacher!) helps children gain Social and Emotional Competence. In this workshop, we will explore the Emotional Intelligence Competencies and share practices to develop them further.