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Self-Reg Community Presentation – Full Day Institute with Dr. Susan Hopkins

26jan8:30 am4:00 pmSelf-Reg Community Presentation – Full Day Institute with Dr. Susan Hopkins\\'Supporting Young Children’s Self-Regulation\\' on behalf of Early Childhood Community Development Centre Presents:

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Early Childhood Community Development Centre presents a Full Day Institute with Dr. Susan Hopkins with two workshops.

Morning Workshop: Self-Regulation and the Early Years
It has been shown that a child’s early years are a crucial time for brain development. During this
period, young children are confronted with unique stressors across all five domains of the Shanker
Self-Reg® model. This presentation looks specifically at the early years through the lens of selfregulation,
stress and early relationships, and how Self-Reg can help children deal successfully with
these challenges and begin to learn how to manage these new stresses on their own. Topics include:
• The role of relationships in early brain, emotional and social development
• Co-regulation: the foundation for self-regulation
• The Interbrain: nature’s “bluetooth” hook-up that connects a young child’s brain to a parent’s/
caregiver’s brain
• The meaning of safe for babies, toddlers and preschoolers
• Stressors (including hidden stressors) that affect young children
• Self-Reg strategies that reduce young children’s stress and foster healthy relationships

Afternoon Workshop: Looking at Resilience Through a Self-Reg Lens
Many educators and mental health professionals share the idea that resilience is a key component
of children’s mental health and optimal functioning. The question is, can we build resilience in our
children, and if so how? This presentation looks at the connection between resilience and selfregulation
and how Self-Reg strategies can be used to protect and enhance resilience in children.
Topics include:
• Brief introduction to Shanker Self-Reg®
• Definition of resilience and research into resilience
• How resilience overlaps with Self-Reg
• The role of stress awareness in resilience
• Self-Reg strategies that enhance resilience by improving stress awareness and management

You can register through the organizer by contacting 905.646.7311 ext. 304, or Please register early as spaces are very limited.




(Saturday) 8:30 am - 4:00 pm


ECCDC Conference Room

3340 Schmon Parkway

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