Supporting Students & Positive Paths

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

Live Streaming on November 20, 2024


6 Hours | Pre-approved for CEU’s


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

This workshop will be live streaming to online participants on November 20, 2024 from 8:30am – 4:00pm (Winnipeg, MB)
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 20, 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. 

Supporting Students: Understanding and Addressing Mental Health in the Classroom | PRESENTED BY Caroline Buzanko, Ph.D., R. Psych

Experience a transformative workshop that is meticulously designed for educators seeking to understand and effectively support students experiencing mental health challenges. Empower yourself with the knowledge, practical skills, and strategies essential for fostering a positive classroom atmosphere where all students can thrive, even when facing mental health difficulties.

Through a combination of presentations, interactive discussions, case studies, and practical activities, you will gain a deeper understanding of the common social, emotional, and behavioural challenges prevalent in today’s classrooms. Master concrete, practical tools aimed at cultivating a positive educational environment and managing a spectrum of issues including oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) and other disruptive behaviours, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), pathological demand avoidance (PDA), autism, anxiety, and depression.

Through Dr. Buzanko’s expert guidance and the practical strategies shared, you will leave equipped to create a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive learning environment that promotes student engagement, fosters harmonious interactions, and enhances overall academic and emotional well-being.

Positive Paths: Transforming Behaviour In Children & Adolescents with Essential Behaviour Modification Techniques | PRESENTED BY Caroline Buzanko, Ph.D., R. Psych

Addressing disruptive behaviours in children requires a delicate balance of assertiveness, understanding, and strategy.

In this workshop you will receive in-depth training on managing and transforming challenging behaviours through positive behaviour support strategies and conflict resolution skills. These strategies will address all behavioural challenges including Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Conduct Disorder (CD), Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA), and screen addiction. By integrating case studies, evidence-based practices, and interactive discussions, you will learn how to address challenging behaviours without escalating situations.

Learn how to create positive, supportive environments that encourage desirable behaviours, enhance communication, and foster conflict resolution skills.

Supporting Students: Understanding and Addressing Mental Health in the Classroom | PRESENTED BY Caroline Buzanko, Ph.D., R. Psych

  • Recognize common mental health issues affecting students and understand their impact on learning and behaviour.
  • Create a supportive and inclusive classroom environment that accommodates the mental health needs of all students.
  • Connect and communicate effectively with students to foster a successful climate for engaged learning and collaboration.
  • Identify the limitations of traditional approaches in addressing emotional and behavioural challenges.
  • Understand the adaptive function of behaviours and reframe them to enable more effective interventions.
  • Teach students core skills for managing emotional challenges and promoting resilience.
  • Establish a foundation for supporting self-regulation.
  • Develop and implement positive behaviour support strategies for students.
  • Understand and address the psychological needs underlying disruptive behaviours.
  • Create an action plan for integrating learned strategies into your teaching practice, promoting a healthy, supportive learning environment.

Positive Paths: Transforming Behaviour In Children & Adolescents with Essential Behaviour Modification Techniques | PRESENTED BY Caroline Buzanko, Ph.D., R. Psych

  • Gain Insight into Behavioral Influences: Participants will develop a deeper understanding of the multifaceted factors that influence children’s behaviors, including emotional states, stressors, and underlying causes.
  • Master Positive Behavior Support: Attendees will master the principles and practices of positive behavior support, equipping them with effective tools to encourage desirable behaviors and discourage negative ones.
  • Foster Supportive Environments: Through skill-building exercises, participants will learn how to cultivate supportive relationships and environments that nurture positive behaviors, enhance communication, and foster conflict resolution skills.
  • Implement Intervention Strategies: Attendees will learn practical intervention strategies tailored to address a spectrum of behavioral challenges, enabling them to manage and transform disruptive behaviors effectively.
  • Handle Situations with Diplomacy: By understanding the cycle of escalation and crisis management techniques, participants will develop the skills necessary to handle challenging situations with composure and prevent escalation.

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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