Title: Handle with Care 1: Building Trust and Attachment
Location: NSCC Kingstec
Date: Thursday, February 15th, 2018
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm (2 PD hours)
Class Number: #2047
Facilitators: Laura King and Marcia Nickerson
Description: Building trusting relationships with children is one of the most important things parents or caregivers can do to promote children’s social and emotional development. Building a trusting relationship involves parents and caregivers: providing a sense of security helping children regulate their energy states and emotions promoting expression of feelings and communication serving as a base for exploration.
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About the Facilitators: Marcia Nickerson has been owner/operator of Allegro Child Care Centre Ltd for the past 20 years; in doing so she has learned the skills necessary to sustain a project, work with families and children of all needs and has an understanding of early childhood development.
Laura King has been inclusion coordinator since 2011 and has worked at Allegro since 2008. She too, through her experiences and training, values working with the family and values the importance of supporting children at an early age.
We both have always had a great passion for mental health, through personal experiences, and have always believed that social and emotional development is critical for a child to develop into a healthy learner; Handle with Care reinforces our philosophy and provides the tools to aide with the facilitation of this for parents and caregivers. After receiving training in facilitating Handle with Care, we have been working with the master trainers in P.E.I., who have successfully introduced Handle with Care across the island, to take the appropriate steps to introduce the program to Nova Scotia.