Protective Resilience for Kids and Teens: The Link Between Child and Youth Vulnerability and Adult Addiction
This workshop will focus on the following:
- Developing protective skills and behaviours for kids and youth
- The role of mentors (teachers) as one of the most crucial protective measures
- The changing role of teachers (toward mentorship)
- Pathways to promote holistic youth development in teaching environments
- Facilitation skills for the classroom
- Strategies for reducing the risks of mental health and addictions challenges for kids/youth and as protective measures for later adulthood
- The role of technologies and their addictive capacities
- Creating a supportive educational community
Participants will get answers to the following questions:
- What role can mentors play in helping kids and youth navigate positive pathways?
- What are the best interventions to redirect vulnerable kids and youth toward health?
- How do we identify the best moments of intervention and support?
- How should we talk about cannabis, alcohol, vaping, gaming, and related issues?
- How do we best deal with technology and its impacts on child and youth vulnerability?
- How can we support ALL kids and youth who have situational vulnerabilities?
- How are teaching and learning being modified by broader social changes, and how might we best consider the expanded roles of teachers as mentors?