Tuesday, March 12th 2013
7:30 – 9:30PM
Sir Winston Churchill Auditorium
7055 Heather Street
The cost of this event is $35.00.
You can access tickets here.
Evening Address by Dr. Gordon Neufeld
How to keep children safe in a wounding world
What can parents and teachers do to keep their children safe? Signs of alarm are skyrocketing in our children and bullies seem more numerous than ever. Peer interaction - the primary source of wounding in today's world - is now only a click away and seems virtually never-ending for many children. In the aftermath of recent teenage suicides, legislators are scrambling to pass laws and social activists are calling upon the social media to police themselves. But laws won't address the existence of a mean streak and the social media have yet to demonstrate a conscience.
If we cannot change the world around them for the better, how do we keep the world from changing our children for the worse? What are the factors that put children at risk and how can we recognize when they are in trouble? How do we protect our children without heading for the hills or locking them up?
Dr. Neufeld will address these issues and point to a way through that puts parents and teachers back into the driver's seat with regards to the children in their care.
Dr. Gordon Neufeld is a Vancouver-based developmental psychologist with over 40 years of experience with children and youth and those responsible for them. A foremost authority on child development, Dr. Neufeld is an international speaker, a bestselling author (Hold On To Your Kids) and a leading interpreter of the developmental paradigm. Dr. Neufeld has a widespread reputation for making sense of complex problems and for opening doors for change. While formerly involved in university teaching and private practice, he now devotes his time to teaching and training others, including educators and helping professionals. His Neufeld Institute is now a world-wide charitable organization devoted to applying developmental science to the task of raising children. Dr. Neufeld appears regularly on radio and television. He is a father of five and a grandfather to five.
All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Neufeld Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing education for parents and professionals. For more information, visit http://neufeldinstitute.com/