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Location: Statewide

Training Type: Online Real Time

Total Hours: 1

Cost: Free

Scholarship: No

Contact Information:

Lisa Guererro
(802) 310-6034

Powerful Tools for Community Care Sylvia Kennedy-Godin

Special Topics:
Instructor: April Zajko

For years we have heard about the importance of self care and this continues to be important, but through the last few weeks we have seen the powerful influence and collective impact of a “Community of Care”. This session will be packed with practical “Community Care” strategies we can use to support one another (both in person and through digital spaces). Topics will include: story circles, peer support chats, collaborative process art, professional reflective partner work, and finding your tribe.

Core Knowledge Area
  • Families & Communities
  • Professionalism
  • Infant/Toddler
  • Preschool/PreK
  • School-Age
  • Instructors of Adults
  • Mentors/Coaches
  • Program Directors/Managers
Session Dates
Session Times
April 28, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Additional Information

This session is part of a 3-day, 6-hour mini conference. We will address the immediate needs of the early childhood workforce as its members continue to navigate the complexity of the impact that current events have had on their capacity to work with children and families. With a focus on the collective strengths and contributions of the workforce threaded throughout the conference, each presentation will meet the Northern Lights criteria for real-time live professional development trainings in Vermont and be designed to rebuild workforce morale, support participants with moving through change, and explore our collective role and responsibility to support quality child development and to lead our communities both now and into the future. Sessions include: Feeling Your Feelings: Your Guide for Adult Emotion Processing; Personal Boundary Setting: Being the Calm During the Storm to Remain Flexible; Powerful Tools for Community Care; Encouraging Play During a Pandemic; Creating Positive Change, A Curious Growth Mindset, and An Appreciative Culture; From Inspiration to Action.