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RIRO Resiliency Skills Training is an evidence-based, two-part program for educators who work with children from birth to eight years. The training uses a relationship-based, cognitive-behavioural and social problem-solving approach to prevent depression and promote resilience in children under eight years. Adapted from 35 years of research by Dr. Martin Seligman and colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania, the RIRO program is designed to help adults help young children steer through life’s inevitable bumps in the road and make use of opportunities for optimal growth and development. Research shows that children as young as two years begin to copy how adults in their lives respond to daily stresses, serious challenges, and opportunities for growth. When adults use the RIRO skill set in their own lives, they become role models for children by demonstrating effective thinking and coping strategies in response to both adversity and opportunity.

Part 1 - Tuesday April 12, 2022 AND Tuesday April 26, 2022
introducing adults to key resiliency research and skills that enhance self-regulation skills and promote a “resilient” perspective and flexible approach to handling conflict, problems and everyday challenges.

Part 2 - Tuesday May 10, 2022 AND Tuesday May 24, 2022
Helping adults apply the resiliency skills directly with children by: increasing their understanding of children’s thinking and behaviour, supporting children’s development of seven critical abilities associated with resilience, introducing child-friendly approaches using children’s literature, puppets, and resilience-building activities.

*Attendance at both sessions in Parts 1 and 2 is required. All 4 take place from 6:30 to 9:00 pm.

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Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM

Date: April 12, 2022

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3550 Schmon Parkway
Thorold, Ontario
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