San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Saturday April 29th, 2017 (note revised date)
8:30 – Doors Open, Coffee, Light Breakfast
9:00 – Welcome, Parent Networking & Community Building facilitated by Adora Nwofor, Actor and Comedian
9:30 – 11:30 Raising a Resilient and Resourceful Youth, Kimberly Eckert, Executive Director, Eckert Psychology & Education Centre
11:30 – Promoting Resilience at Connect Charter School, Dr. Phil Butterfield, Principal
12:00pm – Closing
Raising a Resilient and Resourceful Youth
Raising a Resilient and Resourceful Youth focuses on helping parents of youth in Grades 4-9 understand what social science research has uncovered regarding the key protective factors necessary to develop their positive capacity to cope with stress and adversity. Participants will discover what the four key protective factors are, and four critical moves parents can make to build resiliency and resourcefulness within their youth. What resilient-boosting schools look like will be reviewed. The session includes 10 important resiliency skills presented with an opportunity for parents to set goals so they leave the workshop with a clear steps to build resiliency within their family. The format of the workshop includes a presentation, video clips, small break out group exercises, and large group discussions. Feedback from parents about this workshop include that they have a greater sense of hope and a clearer understanding of the action steps required to support their youth’s mental wellness through resiliency building.
Kimberly Eckert is a Registered Psychologist and the Founder and Executive Director of Eckert Psychology & Education Centre. She hold a B.A. Honors Psychology degree and a M.Sc. School/Community Psychology degree. She has over 17 years of experience working as a psychologist. At the beginning of her career, Kimberly primarily provided psychoeducational assessments and learning intervention services to children, teens, and adults through the public school system and nonprofit sector. She then broadened her focus to include counselling services for children and teens, along with parenting support and education. Kimberly is a certified facilitator of Circle of Security – Parenting, which is a well-researched relationship-based parenting program. She authored the parenting seminar series The Successful Parent’s Toolbox™, which includes the DVD/Workbook, Raising a Confident Child: Preparing our kids for true greatness, and the DVD, Raising an Assertive Child: Arming our kids against bullying. You can tune in every Wednesday morning on 88.9 Shine FM for Parenting Moments with Kimberly.