Ward 15 Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Events

A couple of our schools have asked me to share some fantastic and important parent/guardian workshops they are holding: one on mental health and teens, at Riverdale, and the second, a workshop series on supporting kids and families with learning disabilities, at Danforth Collegiate and Technical Institute.

They welcome you all to join. Below are the details.

Walk a Mile in Their Shoes:

Danforth CTI School Council presents a

Parent Workshop Series

Danforth CTI School Council is pleased to welcome parents, caregivers, School Councils and staff from our Ward 15 family of schools to a unique workshop series designed to strengthen support for all students, and especially for those with learning disabilities.
With funding from a Parent Reaching Out Grant, School Council is working in partnership with the Integra Program of the Child Development Institute to offer learning opportunities in April and May in a series entitled, Walking a Mile in Their Shoes: Helping Parents to a Better Understanding of Learning Challenges.
The workshops are free and registration is open now.

Learning Disabilities and Mental Health – Register
Tuesday April 18 2017
7:00 – 8:30 pm

Many students struggle with learning; some have identified learning disabilities; all benefit from supportive and knowledgeable staff and caregivers. In this workshop, participants will gain an understanding of the relationship between learning disabilities and mental health issues. We will explore signs and indicators of anxiety and depression, and we will learn strategies to support good mental health.

The Social Impact of Learning Disabilities – Register
Wednesday May 10 2017
7:00 – 8:30 pm

High school years can be stressful socially for teens. In this workshop, we will discuss why students with learning disabilities have a particular risk of social challenges with peers. Participants will gain an understanding of social competence and learn strategies for supporting students in learning important social skills for everyday life.

Executive Function and Learning Disabilities – Register
Tuesday May 23 2017
7:00 – 8:30 pm

Organization, problem-solving and self-regulation – all are critical skills for students. This workshop provides participants with an understanding of executive function or higher order thinking for youth with learning disabilities. It offers practical strategies to support the development of executive function and self-regulation that can contribute to success for any student.

Danforth CTI School Council For information of interest to parents and caregivers of Danforth CTI students, visit us at www.danforthschoolcouncil.com