Join us for this interactive evening where we explore how utilizing a strengths based lens can lead to emotionally healthy families, healthy schools and healthy communities.
What happens when we shift away from focusing on our kids’ challenges towards exploring and honouring their strengths? How can curiousity and storytelling strengthen relationships between our children, youth, families and community?
Learn how to move away from focusing on all the things we can't do and find out how celebrating the things we CAN do makes a huge difference for our children, families and school communities.
We invite youth, parents, educators, service providers and any interested community members to attend this event!
This event is supported by the Abbotsford Local Action Team as part of the Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use (CYMHSU) Collaborative, funded in partnership by Doctors of BC and the BC Government. The goal of the Collaborative is to increase timely access to integrated services and supports for children, youth and families struggling with mental health and substance use issues.
Please note: Ticket is non-refundable after January 1, 2017.
Presenters: Chris Wejr and Karen Copeland
About Chris Wejr (chriswejr.com)
Chris is a father of kindergarten aged twin girls and a former high school PE/Science/Math teacher. He currently works as a teacher/principal at James Hill Elementary. Previous to this, he worked as a principal in the community of Agassiz, BC in which he worked with staff to create positive changes in school culture, student motivation, assessment, technology, strength-based education and parent engagement. Chris has had the opportunity to present and share his stories for educators and parents in districts throughout BC and the United States as well as online.
About Karen Copeland (championsforcommunitywellness.com)
Karen is the mom of two children and is passionate about how we think about children, youth and families in our communities. She founded Champions for Community Mental Wellness in April 2014 and regularly shares her parenting learning journey on her website, social media channels and through speaking engagements. Karen loves creating opportunities for families and professionals to come together to learn from, with and about one another, and believes in the importance of honouring the champions who come into our lives to support us on our journey.
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