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Thursday, February 6 • 10:45am - 12:15pm
Skills and Hope for the Frustrated Teacher! AKA - How to work with emotionally dysfunctional kids

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This session will provide practical skills which will help those trying to support students of all ages who struggle with depression, anger, anxiety, suicidal ideations and more. These ‘barometer children’ affect the ‘weather’ in our classroom in many ways and many times we feel ill-equipped to know how to support them in their journey of life. The skills you will learn in this session are part of an international comprehensive course called Family Connections which is offered through Sashbear.org in Canada. Kelly Maxwell (Black Gold teacher) and Cindy Gerdes (AHS employee) are trained facilitators and have lived experience with supporting a loved-one with severe emotional dysregulation. You will leave with skills and a renewed hope to be able to support those most vulnerable in our classrooms, community and home.

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Cindy Gerdes

Cindy Gerdes, an AHS nurse and advocate for Family Connections in Alberta, has extensive lived experience with the effectiveness of the skills taught in this class. Her son was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, a severe mental illness, which brought her family to seek... Read More →
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Kelly Maxwell

Teacher and School Lead Tech, Black Gold Regional Schools
Kelly, and her husband Stu, have lived with the frustration and fear that comes with caring for an emotionally dysfunctional loved one. Their son, Thomas, was diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar (aka schizoaffective disorder) shortly after graduating from high school. They struggled... Read More →

Thursday February 6, 2020 10:45am - 12:15pm
Westin: BC Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Chairperson Cindy Christou - Greater Black Gold #8
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English
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