Notice of Location Change

Due to CoVid-19, this event will now take place exclusively online.


Thursday, May 13, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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Online classroom opens at 8:30AM


This is an online event. 

Registration Fees

$35 per person

Payment Options: Visa/Mastercard, PayPal, Cheque

Visa, Mastercard, PayPal: When confirming your registration, you will be taken to the PayPal website to process your payment details.

Cheques: Please make cheques out to VOCPRI, and mail to Michelle Langdon/CPRI Education & Learning Services, along with a printout of your e-mail confirmation.

Sponsorship Statement

This program has received an educational grant and in-kind support from The Volunteer Organization of CPRI.

It Takes a Village; 

Supporting the Journey to Healing for Children and Youth Exposed to Early Relational Trauma

Presented by: Erin Watkins, Dr. Wendy den Dunnen, C.Psych, Jo Johnson and members of the ACES team.


This presentation will build on attendees previous knowledge of attachment theory and intervention practices for children and youth exposed to developmental trauma to delve deeper into "what next".  This is NOT an introductory session.  Discussion will focus on how to support these wonderful children and youth through attuned and consistent support at home, at school, and in community settings.   The morning will involve a presentation for all attendees and the afternoon will include 2 opportunities to attend breakaway sessions with multidisciplinary clinicians of your choice, followed by a panel of all presenters.


SESSION A (During the event you will pick 1 session)

  • Understanding the connection between concerning sexual behaviour and attachment (Steve Kelly, CYW, Sexual Behaviour Team)
  • Understanding diagnoses connected to early relational trauma (Dr. Wendy denDunnen, C.Psych, ACES)
  • Considerations for implementing relationally-focused schooling (Darlene Giffels & Ray Weirsma, Education Liaisons, TVDSB)
  • Using Sensory, Movement and Rhythm to Increase Calm (Dina Barnes, BA , BSc (OT), OT Reg. (Ont) & Alison Gehl, O.T. Reg.(Ont.), ACES)

SESSION B (During the event you will pick 1 session)

  • Responding to difficult behaviour rooted in attachment challenges and relational trauma (Jo Johnson, CYW, ACES)
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder 101 (Dr. Michelle Ponti, M.D., F.R.C.P.(C), ACES)
  • Supporting Caregivers with their own Adverse Childhood Experiences (Lynn Donoghue, RSW, ACES)


INTENDED AUDIENCE: Professionals, caregivers, child welfare and school team


Education & Learning Services, CPRI 
CPRI Education 
519-858-2774 x2159

Text: 519-200-0317



The views and opinions expressed by presenters do not necessarily state or reflect those of MCCSS/CPRI. MCCSS/CPRI does not promote, endorse, or recommend any specific products, processes, or services.