FREE WEBINAR SERIES: Caring for Children in a Chaotic World: How do Biology and the Bible make a difference?


FREE WEBINAR SERIES: Caring for Children in a Chaotic World: How do Biology and the Bible make a difference?

This FREE 3-week webinar series explores Social-Emotional Teaching and Learning
and how to best help children navigate the chaotic world.
 
Please register to receive the webinar zoom link for each session.
Each session will last 60-75 minutes.
Professional development hours will be offered for attending.  There will be a minimum of 3 hours awarded with the potential for more.  
 
All sessions will be recorded for future viewing.   
 
Saturday, April 10, 2021
9am Central Time
Session 1: Toddlers and Teenagers : How the Brain is to Blame
 
This session will focus on how relationships affect brain development and how
behavior can be understood in the context of brain development. Why do teenagers
destroy their bedrooms and think everyone is angry with them all the time? Why do some
children shut down in the face of difficulty whilst others go hyper? What happens if a
baby is left to cry - do they self soothe? How much is nature? How much is nurture?
 
Saturday, April 17th
9am Central Time
Session 2: Tantrums or Trauma? : How Behavior Speaks
 
Building on the previous session, session 2 focuses on recent world events of COVID,
Political Animosity and Violence, Racism, and more. Explore how children respond
very differently to these events depending on how their brains have developed so far,
environmental factors, and current age. Proximity to current tragedy will also be explored.
How do we screen for PTSD? What’s ’normal’ vs ‘abnormal’ for children right now?
What’s the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 trauma? What responses do they need?
How can we encourage children to communicate if they can’t answer direct questions?
 
Saturday, April 24th
9am Central Time
Session 3: Love and Loathing : How Relationships Change Everything
 
Wrapping up the series, this session will explore how nurture is much more influential
than nature on a developing child, specifically how relational experiences will directly
affect a child’s ability to develop resilience and make sense of confusing and chaotic
experiences. The Attachment Theory will be discussed along with different ways to
spot how attachment styles play themselves out in current relationships and give
hints about what a child needs in order to feel safe and secure. How does age and
stage of development effect what is needed from relationships?
 
 
 
Speaker Information
Angela (Ange) Harris is a psychotherapeutic counsellor with an MA in Integrative
Counseling from the University of Roehampton. She has more than 5 years of
experience working with clients including children, young people, families, adults
and couples. She was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and attended
Concordia University Nebraska where she received her BA in Secondary Education,
majoring in English, in 2004. In her Junior year, she took part in CUNE’s Study Abroad
program to London, where she met Pete Harris. Upon graduation, Ange decided to
pursue a life in England with Pete, and has now lived in the UK for 16 years. She lived
in London until 2013, and now lives in Norfolk with her husband and two children, a
son aged 12 and a daughter aged 10. Ange continues to be passionate about
education and psychotherapy, and works in both private practice and a local
independent primary and secondary school.



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