Workshops

SeaStar’s workshops are free, and designed for caregivers of children who may have experienced trauma. Workshops focus on information and strategies to help caregivers support their children, and take care of themselves.

Spring 2020 workshops


Workshop Topics & Dates

Guest speaker Crown Attorney Mark Scott, LLB, provides clarity as to how the criminal prosecution process works with regard to crimes of sexual violence against children in Nova Scotia.

Note: Registration for the ‘Navigating the Justice System’ workshop is limited only to caregivers who are supporting a child victim in a criminal proceeding. The content is specific, and is not relevant to a general audience.

Learn more about our body’s emergency response system, what trauma is, and how it impacts brain development. This workshop is a building block in learning how to support someone who is healing from trauma.

Note: This workshop is full and is not accepting new registrations.

Supporting a child who has experienced trauma can be challenging. For many caregivers, it can bring up a lot of their own reactions and emotions. Learn to identify how your own hopes, fears, beliefs, and emotions might be impacting your caregiving style, and explore strategies that will help you to support your child.

Note: This workshop is full and is not accepting new registrations.

Learn more about emotions and how to become your child’s emotion coach.

Note: This workshop is full and is not accepting new registrations.

How we support someone is a little different for feelings of worry and anxiety. Learn how these can differ from other emotions, and some ideas for supporting your child to work through their uncomfortable feelings.

Note: This workshop is full and is not accepting new registrations.

Learn strategies for cultivating groundedness in your home, and ideas for teaching mindfulness to young people.

Note: This workshop is full and is not accepting new registrations.

Content in these workshops is complementary. Attending all five is ideal, but not required.

 
What can I expect at SeaStar's workshops?

  • Workshops are FREE
  • Registration is required
  • All workshops are located at the IWK Health Centre, Parker Reception Room, unless otherwise noted (Click here for map)
These workshops offer:
  • Practical, relatable information and examples
  • Strategies you can use to support your child and yourself
  • Safe, private, non-judgmental environment
Workshop format:
  • These workshops are not therapy groups
  • You are not asked to share your story
  • Workshops are intended to complement other mental health supports available in the community
  • Information is presented in ‘lecture format’, with opportunities for questions
Who can attend?
  • Caregivers of children who have experienced trauma
  • Teens and adults who have who have experienced trauma and would like to learn more about the healing process
  • Support persons for those attending

 
Looking to learn more?

Check out our Learn More page for more free resources and webinars.

If you are a service provider, check out our For Professionals page for other training and information available online.

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