The Current Crisis of Well-Being in Our Children and Youth: An Attachment-Based Developmental Perspective

Workshop #7 & 10

Presented by Gordon Neufeld, Ph.D.

Live Streaming on November 26, 2024


6 Hours | Pre-approved for CEU’s


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

This workshop will be live streaming to online participants on November 26, 2024 from 8:30am – 4:00pm (Vancouver, BC)
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 28, 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 24, 2024. 

Workshop #7 & 10: The Current Crisis of Well-Being in Our Children and Youth: An Attachment-Based Developmental Perspective | PRESENTED BY Gordon Neufeld, Ph.D.

What’s happening to our kids? The alarming rise in anxiety, depression and attention problems, begs for an explanation. How is it that, in this time of relative prosperity, with children being more educated than ever, with knowledge now at our fingertips, children and adolescents are becoming increasingly more troubled? How is it that, in an age when kids are finally being seen and heard, when parenting is more child-centered than ever, when schools are finally prioritizing the well-being of students, their suffering is increasing? We have never had more mental health professionals, more advocacy and literacy around mental health, or more mental health services available to us. What are we missing here?! Do we just need to try harder with what we are doing, or do we need to rethink the problem and change our approach?

In this seminar, Dr. Neufeld will unravel this alarming epidemic, tracing the symptoms back to their roots in attachment and development. Only when we understand how troubles evolve can we even begin to hope to address their roots, whether it is individually or societally. We have largely been battling against symptoms with little insight to guide us. The battle has been earnest but nevertheless futile in stemming the tide of unwellness. Never has a fresh new approach to mental health been more needed.

  • To gain insight as to the attachment and emotional roots of mental health
  • To make sense of how the pandemic affected the mental health of children and youth
  • To appreciate how unrecognized attachment disorders are predisposing to mental health problems
  • To understand why advocating for self-care for children and youth can be counterproductive
  • To become equipped with developmental interventions for the prevention and reversal of mental health problems

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.

Dr. Gordon Neufeld is a Vancouver-based developmental psychologist with over 50 years of experience with children and youth and those responsible for them. A foremost authority on child development, Dr. Neufeld is an international speaker, a bestselling author (Hold On To Your Kids) and a leading interpreter of the developmental paradigm. Dr. Neufeld has a widespread reputation for making sense of complex problems and for opening doors for change. While formerly involved in university teaching and private practice, he now devotes his time to teaching and training others, including educators and helping professionals. His Neufeld Institute is now a world-wide charitable organization devoted to applying developmental science to the task of raising children. He is a father of five and a grandfather to seven.

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

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