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Sep 14 2023


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm





Supporting Families with Complex Needs

This workshop will explore the essential roles of parents and service providers. Parent involvement and competence is a key component of success for children. A parent’s relationship with community professionals, including ECE, can make all the difference in terms of their level of empowerment. This workshop explores practical ways of moving service providers towards services that are more closely aligned with enabling and empowering families. It includes ideas on making a connection, and building a strong relationship, with a family. The importance of, and strategies for, collaborative communication with a family are also presented.

Content: roles, parents with complex needs, enabling and empowering, forming a helping relationship, strategies, community resources.

Presenter: Malgosia Tomanik

Malgosia Tomanik M.ED is a Family Consultant. She received her Masters degree in Education from University of Szczecin, Poland and has completed adult education courses at the University of Victoria, BC.

Malgosia specializes in home and child care/school consultation with families whose children are preschool to high school age. She has experience in addressing concerns associated with daily challenges of parenting a child who needs support as well as dealing with challenging behaviors (tantrums, setting age/developmental appropriate limits, consequences), communication between parents and children, strengthening parent/child relationship, setting realistic goals including academic goals, and understanding disabilities and well-being concerns (when appropriate).


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