Supporting Families with Diverse and Complex Needs
Date(s) - Apr 18, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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This workshop will explore the essential roles of parents and service providers. Parent involvement and competence is a key component of success for children/youth with developmental exceptionalities. A parent’s relationship with the community professionals can make all the difference in terms of their level of empowerment. The workshop explores practical ways of moving practitioners towards more sensitive services that are empowering families. It includes ideas on making the connection, building the relationship, and approaching families with more positivity.
• To learn from research based information regarding complex needs presented by
• To recognize the importance of relationships.
• To explore practical ways of connecting and building relationship with families.
• To discuss practical ways of empowering families.
- Child Growth and Development
- Child Health and Wellbeing
- Early Care and Education
- Family Support
- Professional Ethics & Practice
- Special Needs
Suitable for intermediate early learning child care professionals working with infant/toddler, preschool and school age children, including children with extra support needs, adult instructors, and administrators.
Professional Development Certificate
Professional Development Certificate Credit Hours
ECE $35 | FCC $20
Registration Contact Email
Registration Contact Phone Number
604-709-5661 ext. 221
Malgosia Tomanik, M.Ed.
Malgosia is a Family Consultant who specializes in supporting children from preschool to high school and their parents/caregivers in a variety of environments, including homes, school and childcare settings. Her educational experiences include a Certificate in Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities; courses in Adult Education, University of Victoria, BC, and a Master Degree in Education, University of Szczecin, Poland. Malgosia also works as an FASD Key Worker with the Fraser Valley Child Development Centre. She 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 behavior and supporting the adults in a child’s life.
Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre