By Andrew McAllister & Helena Morris, Wood’s Homes Team Leaders
Some of you are sitting there reading this blog and you are clicking a pen, tapping your feet, chewing gum, have music gently playing in the background or… well, you get my point. Did you know that you are using sensory processing skills in order to keep yourself focused, grounded and on task?
By Dr. Angelique Jenney, Wood’s Homes Research Chair
On this International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, we need to be talking about boys.
Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and it marks the beginning of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign. This international campaign makes the critical link between violence against women and human rights by linking November 25 to December 10, which is International Human Rights Day.
By Dr. Angelique Jenney, Wood’s Homes Research Chair in Children’s Mental Health
Resilience is the capacity to recover from adversity. It is not something that children are born with; it unfortunately only arises out of difficult experiences.
By Brendan Shea, Wood’s Homes Team Leader
Earlier this week I got to chat with Christopher Tuma, a Youth and Family Counsellor with Wood’s Homes Temple program. Check out the below Q&A to hear what Christopher had to say about his experiences at Wood’s Homes!
By Jody Jordan, Wood’s Homes FASD Support Program
With the 2017 National Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Conference taking place this week on Oct. 24-27 in Calgary, AB, I thought it would be a good opportunity to discuss why FASD education is so important and how it changed my life.