August 21-23, 2023

Why Children and Youth Are More Anxious, Aggressive, and Shut Down Than Ever—And What We Can Do About It 3 days

Hannah Beach
Tamara Strijack

Children and youth are more anxious, aggressive, and shut down than ever.

We were seeing these shifts before the pandemic and now it is only intensified. Faced with this epidemic of emotional health crises and behavioural problems, working with kids has become more challenging than ever. Our children are struggling. We might see anxiety, resistance, attention problems, bullying, aggression, bossiness, acting out or maybe even kids who seem completely shut down. We will unpack the dynamics at play and what we can do to address these issues at their root so that lasting change becomes possible.

This course is a trauma-informed guide to creating the conditions for change. It equips those who lead children and youth with attachment-based practices that support both individual students as well as the collective learning community. Join Hannah and Tamara for three pivotal days that will shift how you understand mental health, empower you with insights and practical strategies, and reaffirm the vital importance of your caring leadership – needed now more than ever.

Our approach is attachment/relationship-based, inclusive, rooted in developmental science, insight based (beyond behaviour) and trauma-informed.