Keeping Children Safe in a Wounding World & Stress and Resilience

Workshop #9 & 11

Presented by Gordon Neufeld, Ph.D.

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 #9: Keeping Children Safe in a Wounding World: A Fresh and Surprising Approach | PRESENTED BY Gordon Neufeld, Ph.D.

In this three-hour workshop, delve into the crucial understanding of emotional well-being in the lives of children and adolescents. Discover how the landscape of our children’s world is increasingly fraught with emotional challenges and explore effective strategies to ensure their safety and support their development. Drawing upon groundbreaking insights from developmental science, Dr. Neufeld will unveil transformative solutions to address these pressing concerns.

WORKSHOP #11: Stress and Resilience: How teachers and school culture can make a difference | PRESENTED BY Gordon Neufeld, Ph.D.

In this workshop, we will delve into the significant sources of stress in schools and explore how attachment issues contribute to this phenomenon. We will discuss how the traditional approach to education can exacerbate stress levels among students and hinder their emotional well-being. Additionally, we will examine the importance of cultivating a school culture that promotes positive relationships and empathy to create an environment where students can thrive.

Dr. Neufeld will share insights into the topics of school, stress, and resilience within the context of educational systems. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of how these factors intersect and impact student development.

This workshop offers a comprehensive exploration of school-related stress, resilience, and strategies for fostering emotional well-being within educational systems. Participants will leave equipped with valuable insights and practical tools to support students in navigating challenges and thriving academically and emotionally.

WORKSHOP #9: Keeping Children Safe in a Wounding World: A Fresh and Surprising Approach

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the significance of emotional well-being in the lives of children and adolescents.
  • Explore the escalating levels of stress, anxiety, and aggression among today’s youth, and identify underlying causes.
  • Investigate the ineffectiveness of traditional approaches to combating societal symptoms like bullying and discrimination.
  • Understand the impact of wounding on emotional health and recognize early warning signs of distress in children.
  • Discover actionable strategies to create nurturing environments conducive to emotional growth and resilience.
  • Learn how to cultivate meaningful student-teacher relationships to foster emotional well-being in educational settings.
  • Explore the concept of emotional playgrounds and their role in promoting emotional health and social connection among children.
  • Develop insights into protecting children’s hearts without imposing control over their external circumstances.
  • Acquire practical tools to support the emotional development and well-being of children and adolescents in various educational and caregiving roles.

WORKSHOP #11: Stress and Resilience: How teachers and school culture can make a difference

  • Update Understanding of Stress Response: Participants will gain a refreshed perspective on the stress response, viewing it through the lenses of attachment and emotion. They will learn how these factors influence students’ experiences of stress in the educational setting.
  • Differentiate Types of Strength Associated with Resilience: Attendees will be able to differentiate between the two types of strength commonly associated with resilience. They will explore the role of emotional resilience in coping with adversity and thriving in challenging situations.
  • Appreciate Components of Emotional Well-being: Through discussions and activities, participants will develop an appreciation for the components that contribute to emotional health and well-being. They will understand what needs to bounce back after experiencing stress for optimal psychological functioning.
  • Understand the Wisdom of the Stress Response: Dr. Neufeld will elucidate the wisdom inherent in the stress response and strategies for effectively supporting individuals experiencing stress. Attendees will learn how to work alongside the stress response rather than viewing it as solely detrimental.

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

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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