• January 17, 2022
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Most parenting and professional approaches to challenging behaviours do not recognize brain development and the power of relationships. Instead, interventions often target presenting behaviours for change. Trying differently means to expand our range of options and move from punishing behaviours to understanding them, and to changing the environment and our expectations of the children/youth. This workshop is designed to help professionals and parents shift from changing the child’s behaviour to reframing perceptions, changing the way they respond to the behaviour and developing appropriate and effective support strategies.  We will also explore the key role of relationship in addressing challenging behaviour.




Presenter: Malgosia Tomanik

Malgosia, M.Ed., is a Family Consultant who specializes in supporting children from preschool to high school age and their parents/caregivers in a variety of environments, including homes, school, and child care settings. Malgosia is experienced in addressing concerns associated with the daily challenges of caring for a child/youth who requires support, including helping to make sense of difficult behaviour and supporting the “big people” for each child in finding a way through.
Malgosia also works as a Key Worker with the Fraser Valley Child Development Centre. She provides support to caregivers raising children and youth who are living with FASD, from birth to 19 years of age.


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