Staying Connected to Your Kids (6 to 12 years) with Vanessa Lapointe

A Free Workshop for Parents of children 6 to 12 years, presented by the New Westminster Middle Childhood Committee. Details: Staying Connected – April 2012

Date: Saturday, April 14th, 9am to 4pm.

Where: Douglas College, Room TBA.

Register by email:  info@kidsnewwest.ca

The focus of this workshop will be on understanding the concept of attachment, the various factors that influence the attachment relationship and the long-term implications of this relationship for child development. Workshop participants will learn the “language of attachment,” what attachment “looks” like in school-aged children, how to support parents in promoting healthy attachment relationships with their children, some ideas for talking to parents about attachment, tips for recognizing when families need additional support with attachment issues, and what to do for families with children who are struggling with attachment.

Dr. Vanessa Lapointe is a registered psychologist who has been supporting families and children for 13 years. She presently works in private practice and has previous experience in a variety of settings, including the British Columbia Ministry of Children and Family Development and the school system. Her areas of interest include holistic approaches to the assessment of children, supporting and advocating for children in foster care, and promoting the child’s right to attachment through her work with children, parents, and various provincial organizations. As a mother to two growing children, Vanessa strives not only professionally, but also personally to view the world through the child’s eyes.

Funding generously provided by the United Way of the Lowermainland.