Please note while the title of this evening indicates that it is an event for the whole family, and it is, in the sense that the information being presented is applicable to students and adults alike. However, some content may not be engaging for small children, and while the night was meant for parents and adults only, parents/guardians and adult friends can most certainly bring their children if they think the topics would be of interest to them. Please note: there will be NO childcare available for the event. Thank you.
Details: Speakers Include-
Carrie Bullard (RN, MN) - A clinical nurse specialist with the Anxiety Treatment and Research Centre and the Pediatric Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Team at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton since 2011. Carrie also holds a position with the Faculty of Nursing at McMaster University as an instructor and assistant clinical professor. She has continued to advance her psychiatric nursing skills and knowledge by completing her Cognitive Behavioural Therapy diploma through the McMaster’s Clinical Behavioural Sciences Program and is currently completing her PhD in Nursing at McMaster University. She will provide a general overview of anxiety in children and youth, develop awareness of the various services and supports available in the Hamilton and School community as well as the various educational and emotional supports available for caregivers.
Michelle McVittie - has a BA from McMaster University in sociology focusing on family and children, and a post grad diploma in Child life Studies from McMaster University. Michelle has been working with children for twenty years in both hospital and community settings. Currently she works for Community Education Services. This is a program run through McMaster children’s hospital in the Child and youth mental health program. She runs groups for families and children in various topics such as: parenting, mental health, anxiety, social skills and managing explosive behaviour.
Melissa Button - Youth Advisor for the Native Youth Advancement with Education Hamilton (NYA:WEH) for the Aboriginal youth group from Cathedral High School in the HWCDSB. She will talk about the Aboriginal philosophy of life which promotes health and wellness through a ‘fully ecological’ and holistic approach based on the Medicine Wheel.
Sarah DeMedeiros- A parent at HNOM, Reiki Master and a Registered Massage Therapist. Sarah has overcome struggles of anger, self-hatred, alcohol and drug addictions. Through spiritual reflection on her own well-being, she began to look at life differently. As she saw that others cared and the more she let go of the hurt, the easier life became. With each forgiveness, she found peace towards others and peace for herself. She will talk about and show you how to be Divinely guided to your own inner healing.
Please see attached flyer to indicate your attendance to this evening. Please return by Feb. 2, 2018