Training & Education

The Provincial Office of Aboriginal Supported Child Development is committed to leading the coordination of professional development opportunities for ASCD professionals in collaboration with ASCD Regional Advisors and professional development associations for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal ECD service providers who work with Aboriginal families and communities.


EYPDVisit the Early Years Professional Development website to find training and education opportunities

BC Council for Families

  • Live Virtual Workshops: December 2020

Nobody's Perfect Parenting Facilitators Refresher and New Family Support Skills Training

December 17

Join Nobody’s Perfect Parenting BC for a webinar this December to review program concepts, gain fresh facilitation techniques and learn tips and strategies for offering Nobody's Perfect programs during the pandemic. 

https://shop.bccf.ca/catalogue/nobodys-perfect-parenting-facilitators-webinar-december-2020_1026/

Adapting a Parent-Child Mother Goose Group to the Virtual Platform

December 1 and 8

The BC Council for Families will be hosting a free two-part training to help Parent-Child Mother Goose facilitators adapt to hosting programs virtually. The second session offers a mock Mother Goose program session to provide participants a first-hand experience of virtual Mother Goose program delivery (participation, including singing is expected). 
Workshop Session: December 1st, 6:30-8:00 p.m.          

 https://shop.bccf.ca/catalogue/adapting-a-pcmg-group-to-the-virtual-platform-an-information-sharing-webinar_1024/
Mock Program Session: December 8th, 6:30 -7:30 p.m. 

https://shop.bccf.ca/catalogue/adapting-a-pcmg-group-to-the-virtual-platform-an-example-session_1025/

  • Live Virtual Workshops: 2021

Risk Management for Home Visitors 

February 1, 2021

Learn strategies to stay safe and healthy at work with this training developed specifically for home visitors in consultation with WorkSafeBC and an occupational health-care expert. Increase your knowledge about the risks of delivering social services in clients’ homes, and learn how to assess and mitigate risk.

https://shop.bccf.ca/catalogue/risk-management-for-home-visitors-february-2021_1020/

Trauma Informed Practice using the Creative Process
February 8, 2021
Develop new strategies to help children affected by trauma cope, build resilience and reach their full potential. As a family support professional, you can have a profound impact on a child’s ability to cope, build resilience, and achieve optimal development. In this workshop you’ll gain a strong foundation of knowledge by learning more about early brain development and how trauma impacts the brain.

https://shop.bccf.ca/catalogue/trauma-informed-practice-using-the-creative-process-february-2021_1022/

 

ACT Autism Community Training 
https://www.actcommunity.ca/ 

ACT- Autism Community Training provides information and training relevant to the autism community internationally. Based in British Columbia, Canada, ACT develops a wide-range of positive and practical information on everything from sleep problems and diet, to core issues such as diagnosis and aspects of intervention, including information on setting up intervention programs. These resources are free and are available online without a password requirement.

Science of Early Child Development (SECD) 
https://www.scienceofecd.com/
SECD is a knowledge translation and mobilization initiative designed to make current research accessible to anyone interested in learning more about the impact of early experience on lifelong health and well-being. Beginning as a tool to help share the emerging science about early brain development, SECD now offers a suite  of online and offline media-rich  educational resources with examples of research and programmes from around the world. SECD has been developed at Red River College in Canada in partnership with the University of Toronto and the Aga Khan Development Network. 

Infant Mental Health Promotion
https://www.imhpromotion.ca/Training-Events
Infant Mental Health Promotion offers a variety of specialized learning and education opportunities to support multidisciplinary service providers working with infants and caregivers as a means of enhancing quality care. 

NEYC (childcare and early learning)
https://www.naeyc.org/resources/pd/online-learning
NAEYC’s online professional development introduces early childhood educators to core ideas from NAEYC’s position statements, books, journals and more. Designed with busy educators in mind, our online resources provide self-paced, interactive learning that connects professional knowledge to daily practice through practical strategies that bolster best instructional approaches.

Care Courses British Columbia
https://www.carecourses.com/PublicPages/Canada_British_Columbia_Childcare_Training.aspx
Care Courses are accepted for British Columbia's 40-hour professional development requirement for renewing an Early Childhood Educator (ECE) License. Click here
Need your 20 Hour Responsible Adult Training? The courses in our Responsible Adult Training course bundle are accepted for British Columbia's 20 Hour Responsible Adult Training Requirement. The bundle covers the following areas: child development; guidance; and health, safety, and nutrition.

Starr Commonwealth Courses
Online virtual trainings 
https://starr.org/courses/

Institute of child Psychology 
https://instituteofchildpsychology.com/?fbclid=IwAR32efygu4jOt1tGFgk3i1KaPgE47a7lkFhP9hQ7buvV_A_Qxj2JARq8dLE 
Workshops, webinars, corporate training, and professional consultation.

The University of British Columbia
Faculty of Education
External Programs & Learning Technologies (EPLT)
1304-2125 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z4
Tel: (604) 822-2013
Fax: (604) 822-2015
Web: http://pdce.educ.ubc.ca/courses/online-courses/
Admissions: http://teach.educ.ubc.ca
Registration: http://students.ubc.ca/

EPSE 348: Family-Centred Practice for Children with Special Needs (3.0)

Evaluation is based out of 100 marks
Assignments include group discussions and case studies to incorporate the principles of the lessons. Students will practice applying the learned strategies and principles to decision making and supporting families and children with special needs in the case studies. Each case study will become incrementally more challenging as the lessons progress. 5 assignments = a total of 95 marks Group discussions = 5 marks

EPSE 406: Typical and Atypical Development in Infants and Children Course Outline (3.0)

Evaluation: 5 assignments for a total of 100 marks: Assignment 1 15 marks; Assignment 2 20 marks; Assignment 3 10 marks; Assignment 4 15 marks; Assignment 5 40 marks

EPSE 420: Assessment of Infants and Young Children with Special Needs Course Outline (3.0)

Evaluation: Assignments: Based on 100 marks: 2 quizzes =10 marks; 3 chat rooms = 15 marks; 1 think and respond = 5 marks; 5 assignments = 70 marks

EPSE 440: Supporting Social and Communication Development in Infants and Young Children with Special Needs Course Outline (3.0)

Evaluation: Assignments: 5 short Think & Respond exercises (10% each for a total of 50%); One case study with 3 parts (15%, 15%, 20% for a total of 50%)

EPSE 441: Early Intervention for Infants and Young Children with Sensory Loss and Motor Impairments (Prerequisites, All of EPSE 348, 406 and 420)

Evaluation: Assignments: 7 (total of 70 marks) Quizzes = 2 (total of 30 marks)

Some YouTube treasures:

Vanessa Lapointe - Anxiety (2015) 
https://youtu.be/kYW8lFntmEk

Dr. Temple Grandin: The Autistic Brain 
https://youtu.be/IA4tE3_2qmI

Brene Brown (all of her videos are fabulous for communication and relationship building
https://youtu.be/hiHRvVuzRT0

Websites to review
Dr. Linda O'Neill (research and ACES information
http://web.unbc.ca/~loneill/

 Dr.Martin Brokenleg (resilience, identity,)
http://martinbrokenleg.com

Dr. Bruce Perry (there is a section on his website with video interviews)
https://www.bdperry.com/writings-resources

Teacher Tom
https://www.kidsinthehouse.com/expert/parenting-advice-from-tom-hobson