2014 Social Emotional Enhancement and Development (S.E.E.D.) Conference
In October 2014, parents, caregivers, educators, and health care professionals gathered in Vancouver for the 1st S.E.E.D. Conference for children and youth with special needs. Individuals represented communities from across the province of B.C and from as far away as Alberta and the Northwest Territories.
98% of conference participants reported that they learned new information that they will be able to use. 90% indicated that they had a better understanding of social emotional development and learning. 92% indicated that they were satisfied with the presentations.
Much of the feedback was along the lines of the following:
“Thank you for the chance to better understand and to reach my child. Your thoughts and methods are something we will be working with in the future. Thank you”.
“I could listen to you for a LONG TIME. Thanks. We need you at our teachers’ convention and I will recommend you. Thanks again.”
“The organization was 1st class, the presenters came from a wide range of backgrounds and offered a multitude of support options for organizations such as schools to consider investigating and hopefully implementing. It was encouraging that a number of senior school personnel were presenting as this is a vital supporting unit that I have not often seen at Autism specific conferences”.
“BEST Presentation! Thank you! I will use mindfulness for myself, my son and my family. I want this to be a new practice for my family to reduce stress, etc.!”
2014 CONFERENCE DETAILS
October 20-21, 2014
Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel, Vancouver
Dr. Brenda Poon and Dr. Martin Guhn
The Potential of the Adolescent Brain
Dr. Kathryn Selby
The Mindful Teen: Mindfulness for Stress and Pain Management
The Early Years: Social emotional learning for children with special needs in today's primary classrooms
Sandra-Lynn Shortall and Moray Mclean
Building for Success: How schools, families and the community can and are working together to support the development of the whole child
Hal Wall and David Rawnsley
The Art and Science of Wraparound
Dr. Lucille Eber