Elizabeth was the moderator of our popular student self-advocate panel last year, and she will be bringing them back this year too! Recognizing the challenges our system is experiencing in helping and supporting students, she proposed this workshop as well for this year’s event, and we were quick to accept. We hope you will be able to make it to see her speak at Advocacy: Equitable Access to Education, our 4th annual conference held March 29th and 30th at the Civic Hotel in Surrey, BC.
Tickets available here:
Elizabeth McWilliams Hewitt is a Behaviour Consultant in private practice with over 20 years in the field. Having worked in a variety of settings, Elizabeth works to support families and care teams, caring for or working with children and youth with a variety of diagnosis (ASD, FASD, ADHD, anxiety, trauma, and others). Providing assessment, intervention planning, and advocacy, Elizabeth is family-centered and collaborative. In addition to her private practice, Elizabeth teaches at UFV in the Child, Youth and Family Studies Department. Passionate about education, Elizabeth has co-written an online training module for an FASD Online Education Course. Elizabeth has also co-presented a poster, Community Education, at the European International FASD Conference. Elizabeth has also presented at various conferences for parents, teachers and other paraprofessionals on a variety of topics related to ASD, FASD, trauma, behaviour and anxiety. These are rewarding experiences that allow Elizabeth to share her passion and knowledge with families, practitioners and students.
Workshop: When Everything Goes Wrong; Safety Planning for All
You will learn:
-An understanding of the need to experience ‘felt’ safety for all
-How to acknowledge the emotion without condoning the behaviour
-Strategies to keep everyone physically safe
Participants will gain or expand their understanding of what ‘felt’ safety is and how children and youth may seek it in unkind or challenging ways. Participants will expand their understanding of behaviour and the ‘why’. And, participants will learn practical strategies to keep themselves, family members and others safe. Finally, participants will leave with a sense of hope and possibility, especially when experiencing difficult moments.
Learn more about Elizabeth and her work here:
Elizabeth is on Twitter @EMcWilliamsHew2
Read all the details about our conference here: