Upcoming Events

A calendar of upcoming events featuring Ann Douglas, author of Parenting Through the Storm -- a guide to parenting a child with a mental health, neurodevelopmental, or behavioural challenge. 

Interested in having Ann speak to your group? Please get in touch. She'd love to brainstorm the possibilities and provide you with information about purchasing copies of her books at a significant discount. 

Looking for ideas and inspiration?
     Descriptions of Ann's most popular parenting presentations 
     List of recent speaking engagements (2015-2017)

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Life With A Baby, Toronto/GTA

Ann will be delivering the morning keynote address and an afternoon workshop for parents at this day-long professional development event for professionals and parents.

Parenting Through the Storm: Helping families to weather the storm (Professional session: keynote)
Wondering what you can do to make a difference for a child or a family who is struggling? Eager to learn how you can communicate your caring and support in a way that recognizes and builds upon the strengths of that family? In this practical and inspiring presentation, Ann Douglas will connect the dots between the growing body of research about family support and engagement and the real-world needs of children and families. After all, if it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a village to support that child’s parent. Here’s how to be that village…. 
Learning objectives:
•    Learn strategies for helping parents navigate difficult parenting challenges that can directly impact mental health outcomes in parent and baby.
•    Understand your role in supporting a child with a mental health challenges—and the importance of supporting other family members at the same time.
•    Discover best practices for creating circles of support for families.
•    Discover how attachment and healthy brain development lead to enhanced mental health during childhood and over the life course.

The Umbrella Workshop: Keeping family relationships on track when a family member is struggling (Parent session: afternoon workshop)
A family member is struggling. It could be your child. It could be your partner. It might even be you. In this practical and empowering workshop, Ann Douglas will share strategies for keeping family relationships on track during times of struggle.  Expect to be inspired and encouraged by the mix of real-world stories and workable solutions offered by this popular and engaging speaker. 

Workshop times and locations and other registration details available from Life With A Baby.