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Friday, October 23 • 8:30am - 11:45am
Connection, Relationship, and Safety

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Connection and relationship are the basic pre-requisite needs each of us has in order to achieve safety. Through a trauma-informed lens, we will explore stress, experiences, behavior, executive functioning, showing up, and well-being so that we can care for ourselves, our students, our families, and our communities.

We will walk away with ready-to-use strategies as well as the strength and compassion to know that each of us can only " Do the best you can until you know better, then when you know better, do better" (Maya Angelou).
Target Audience: Behaviour CEAs


Andrew Portwood

Teacher, SD#23
Getting to the core of issues and challenges within classrooms. Allowing authentic connection to help us in supporting young people to move forward in healthy ways. THESE make up the cornerstones of my work as one of the district SEL teachers! I was a classroom teacher for 14 years... Read More →
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Toni Owens

Social Emotional Learning Teacher, Central Okanagan Public Schools
Toni Owens is passionate about resilience, connection, and community. Her adventure so far includes time as a classroom teacher, school counsellor, therapist, coach, district behaviour specialist, social and emotional learning itinerant teacher, daughter, wife, and bonus-mom.

Friday October 23, 2020 8:30am - 11:45am PDT