Proven Brief Interventions to Help Students with Behavioural Problems & Worried & Distressed

Presented by Caroline Buzanko, Ph.D., R. Psych

Live Streaming on November 4, 2024


6 Hours | Pre-approved for CEU’s


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This workshop is part of The Saskatoon Conference on Behavioural, Developmental & Emotional Challenges with Children & Adolescents

This workshop will be live streaming to online participants on November 4, 2024 from 8:30am – 4:00pm (Saskatoon, SK)
Please adjust your start time according to your specific time zone. 

Recorded footage and all course content (certificate, videos, quiz) will be available until December 9, 2024. Extensions cannot be granted under any circumstances.
Please allow 5 – 7 business days after the course airs for recorded footage to become available.

Registration will close on November 3, 2024. 

Proven Brief Interventions to Help Students with Emotional and Behavioural Problems | PRESENTED BY Caroline Buzanko, Ph.D., R. Psych

Every child and teen experiences emotional ups and downs and engages in challenging behaviours from time to time. Though frustrating, these reactions are an important part of development for all kids. However, these outbursts become a problem when they happen frequently, when they are excessive, and when they begin to impair a child or youth’s functioning.

Emotional and behavioural challenges have increased drastically among children and adolescents over the years with alarmingly high prevalence rates. Unfortunately, most go without effective support, which makes them susceptible for developing severe emotional and/or behavioural disorders that impair their social and emotional well-being, relationships, and development.

Early intervention and treatment are critical to support children and teen’s social, emotional, and behavioural well-being and reduce future risk. Although teachers, parents, and mental health professionals know they need to help, they aren’t always confident in how to do so – especially in the heat of the moment. They may have tried different strategies, but with limited success. Thankfully, these children and teens can be supported easily with the right tools and know-how.

This dynamic workshop is vital for anyone working with children and teens. Participants will develop an understanding of what is going on for children and teens, what happens when the demands on them outweigh their capacity to cope, the underlying needs they have, and the function of an emotional or behavioural meltdown. Participants will also learn the typical strategies adults use when they are trying to help but instead makes the situation worse. Importantly, they will learn what is truly effective (hint: it’s not behaviour charts) to promote positive behaviours and emotion regulation proactively, before an emotional or behavioural blowout occurs, and reactively, in the heat of the moment. With these strategies, participants will help children and teens build their capacity to manage their emotions and behaviours successfully across contexts.

Worried & Distressed: Dealing with Anxiety Disorders in School Age Children | PRESENTED BY Caroline Buzanko, Ph.D., R. Psych

Think you’ve mastered everything you need to know about anxiety management? Think again – you might be surprised!

When it comes to supporting anxious students, most adults unknowingly perpetuate ineffective methods. For instance, do you provide accommodations to students to help relieve their anxiety? Do you advocate deep breathing or relaxation techniques as anxiety-busting strategies? If so, you may be unwittingly making student anxiety stronger.

Anxiety is at epidemic levels among children and teens. However, it is highly treatable when you know how to support students in helpful ways. This workshop is vital for every educator and school mental health professional committed to mastering their understanding of emotional health and to making a real difference in the lives of anxious students.

Revolutionize Your Approach to Enhance Student Well-Being

This is not just another workshop on anxiety – it’s a game-changer in mental health and education. Through practical applications and interactive learning, you will be equipped to support not just individual students but the entire classroom in managing anxiety and other big emotions while fostering emotional resilience.

Proven Brief Interventions to Help Students with Emotional and Behavioural Problems | PRESENTED BY Caroline Buzanko, Ph.D., R. Psych

  • Understand the unique stress kids and teens face and their underlying needs
  • Identify the function of behaviours and emotions and typical adult traps that escalate emotional reactions and problematic behaviours
  • Learn how to respond effectively when big emotions/behaviours show up and promote emotion regulation and positive behaviours

Worried & Distressed: Dealing with Anxiety Disorders in School Age Children | PRESENTED BY Caroline Buzanko, Ph.D., R. Psych

  • Transform your understanding of anxiety and emotional health
  • Uncover the key pathways and what perpetuates anxiety in students
  • Challenge conventional methods that inadvertently perpetuate anxiety
  • Equip yourself as an effective anxiety/emotion regulation coach to promote resilient, confident, and well-adjusted students
  • Understand the core skills that EVERY student needs to learn for emotional well-being
  • Walk away with an arsenal of practical tools and strategies that truly work
  • Learn to apply strategies immediately to support the whole classroom, creating an inclusive and emotionally supportive learning environment
  • Gain insights on fostering classroom culture that encourages emotional well-being, resilience, and collective growth

Education and Clinical Professionals: All education and mental health or healthcare professionals who work with children or youth including, but not limited to K–12 Classroom Teachers, School Counsellors, Learning Assistance/Resource Teachers, School Administrators, School Paraprofessionals including Special Education Assistants, Classroom Assistants and Childcare Workers • All other professionals who support behavioural challenges and complex learning needs including but not limited to: Nurses, Social Workers, Psychologists, Clinical Counsellors, Family Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Addiction Counsellors, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Probation Officers and Community Police Officers.

Caroline Buzanko, Ph.D., R. Psych, is a Psychologist. Mother. International Speaker. Yoda of Anxiety. Neurodivergent Superhero. Changer of Lives. She is a dynamic force in the field of psychology, dedicating nearly three decades to transforming the lives of children, teens, and their families. With a dedicated commitment to fostering deep connections, instilling unwavering confidence, igniting motivation, and building resilience in the face of challenges, Dr. Buzanko’s mission is clear: to ensure that every child and teenager receive the understanding and support they deserve.

Renowned for her expertise in the assessment and support of anxiety, ADHD, ASD, learning, and behavioural challenges, Dr. Buzanko stands as a trusted ally, advocate, and go-to authority. Dr. Buzanko’s research pursuits delve into the realms of resilience and growth, directly informing her clinical approach and resulting in innovative training programs and workshops that have transformed the practices of countless educators, caregivers, allied mental health professionals, and medical doctors.

Dr. Caroline Buzanko is a captivating speaker and anyone who attends her workshops can expect to be enlightened, inspired, and equipped with practical strategies to empower the children and teens they work with. Together, let’s create a world where every child thrives and embraces their full potential.

RegistrationEarly bird FeeRegular Fee
Individual 1 Day Enrollment$269.00N/A
Individual 2 Day Enrollment$469.00N/A
Individual 3 Day Enrollment$669.00N/A
Full-Time Student$609.00N/A

All fees are in Canadian dollars ($CAD).

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