Nurturing Resilience & Proven Brief Interventions to Help Students with Emotional and Behavioural Problems

Workshop #10 & 12

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

Live Streaming on December 4, 2024


6 Hours | Pre-approved for CEU’s


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

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

Recorded footage and all course content (certificate, videos, quiz) will be available until January 5, 2025. 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 December 1, 2024. 

WORKSHOP #10: Nurturing Resilience: Empowering Children to Thrive through Challenges | PRESENTED BY Caroline Buzanko, Ph.D., R. Psych

Confidence and resilience are the secret ingredients to unlocking the true potential of our children.

In this empowering workshop, you will delve into the essential tools you need to build unshakable confidence and resilience in kids, guiding them to navigate mistakes, stress, and setbacks in a healthy and constructive way. You will see how resilience can be nurtured through everyday interactions and structured support. You will identify key stressors that affect children and practical strategies that build strong coping mechanisms and foster a resilient mindset in children.

By the end of this session, you will be well-prepared to support children in developing the resilience necessary to face life’s challenges with confidence and poise.

WORKSHOP #12: 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.

WORKSHOP #10: Nurturing Resilience: Empowering Children to Thrive through Challenges | PRESENTED BY Caroline Buzanko, Ph.D., R. Psych

  • Understand the key components of resilience and its importance in child development.
  • Identify common stressors that impact children and their ability to cope.
  • Challenge conventional methods that inadvertently cripple resilience.
  • Develop skills to create supportive environments that foster resilience.
  • Learn and apply strategies to promote resilience and positive coping mechanisms.

WORKSHOP #12: 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

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).

Fees are per person, seat sharing is not allowed. Please respect this policy, failure to comply will result in termination of access without a refund. For group rates please contact


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