March 17, 2014: Parents and members of the community who work with youth
are invited to register now for Resiliency: Facing Challenges and Change with Today's
Youth, a one-day conference on Saturday, April 12, 2014.
The conference will begin kick off with Canadian singer/songwriter Stacey Zegers
performing her song "Sunflower" and sharing her story about being bullied and then
becoming a bully.
Dr. Peter Jaffe, academic director of the Centre for Research & Education on Violence
against Women & Children, professor in Western University's Faculty of Education
and TVDSB Trustee, will deliver the keynote address: "Growing up in a world filled
with violence: Challenges for parents, students and educators."
Carol Todd, mother of Amanda Todd - the teen from British Columbia who committed
suicide in October 2012 after struggling with cyberbullying, will join Dr. Jaffe
for a session open to all attendants.
Participants will also have the opportunity to attend two breakout sessions facilitated
by local experts who will address the following topics:
- • Youth and the law, drug awareness, internet safety and cyberbullying with Middlesex
OPP Constable Laurie Houghton;
- • Raising resilient children by exploring the skills children need to positively
cope with life's changes, facilitated by Middlesex-London Health Unit Public Health
Nurses Susan Luciana and Anita Black
- • How to support your anxious child, led by Lucy Gravelle, MSW, RSW
- • Childhood anxiety disorters and how they affect students, with Dr. Anthony Folino,
- • Critical media literacy skills to assist children in connecting and interacting
safely online, facilitated by TVDSB teacher Katie Cole
What: Resiliency: Facing Challenges and Change with Today's Youth
When: Saturday, April 12, 2014, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Where: Medway High School, 14405 Medway Road, Arva N0M 1C0
To register online:
The conference is free and snacks will be provided. Ample parking is available.