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Thursday, February 22 • 14:30 - 16:00
Working Together to Support Mental Health: A Strength Based Approach

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A strength-based approach shifts the focus from the prevention of specific problems to a more positive, holistic view of child and youth development. This approach involves a different way of thinking about students and of interpreting the ways they cope with life challenges. It allows one to see opportunities, hope and solutions, rather than problems and hopelessness. A strength-based approach focuses on building resiliency, enhancing social-emotional learning and supporting recovery. Through this session we will work to develop shared understandings around mental health language, the impact of mental health on brain development and learning and how strength based approaches in schools support an overall culture of wellness.


Cynthia Parr

Cynthia Parr, B. Ed., M. Ed Cynthia Parr is currently a Learning Facilitator with SAPDC. Previous to this she has been a teacher, vice-principal, principal and Director of Student Services as well as taught at the post-secondary level. Cynthia received both her B Ed and M Ed at the... Read More →

Thursday February 22, 2018 14:30 - 16:00 MST
L 1050 University Library, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4