Every year I offer many workshops – from one hour to several days – to educators in every setting, administrators, counsellors, community workers, social workers, adult learners and others – in provinces across Canada, the U.S. England, Australia and South Africa.

A few examples are included below:

In Plain Sight. Workshop for Shelter Workers to support them to teach Women and children to understand the impact of violence/trauma on the brain and how to re-sculpt their own brain for learning and change.

Too Scared to Learn. 6 day training for elementary school teachers. Three 2 day blocks spread over 8 months with assignments in between.

A User’s Guide to the Brain. Short workshops for adult literacy students offered in Providence, Rhode Island; Truro, Nova Scotia; and Toronto, Ontario.

Too scared to learn. Workshop for adult literacy workers, social workers, teachers etc. New Brunswick Literacy Coalition, Fredericton, N.B. April 2007.

The impact of violence on learning, Workshop for teachers, adult educators, social workers and counsellors. Wikwemikong, Manitoulin Island, Ontario. January, 2007.

Too scared to learn. Workshops for Literacy Nova Scotia, Sydney, Truro, Yarmouth, October, 2005.

Competing needs: Tensions between adults & children in family literacy. Workshop. Family Literacy Matters: A symposium hosted by the Ontario Literacy Coalition. Toronto, Ontario, September 2002.

Too scared to learn: The impact of violence on learning. Workshop. Discussion group: Including all of us: how do we spread the word about the impact of violence on learning?. Inclusion and Exclusion, RaPAL (Research and Practice in Adult Literacy) Conference,  London, England, June 2002.

Women, trauma, and learning. Pre-conference Institute. Literacy for All, Laubach/Literacy Volunteers of America Conference, San Diego, California, May 2002

Violence and learning: Taking action. Two day workshop. Literacy Coordinators of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, May 2002.

Exploring safety: Continuing to draw the line.  Two one day workshops. Saskatchewan Adult Literacy Network, Regina & Saskatoon, March 2002

Too scared to learn: How can we support literacy learning for all? Workshop The Courage to Learn: Ontario Literacy Coalition Conference, May 2001.

What to do? Women and trauma in the adult literacy classroom.  Workshop, Harvard Graduate School of Education, March 2001.

Drawing the line. One day workshop. Saskatchewan Adult Literacy Network, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, February 2001.

Trauma and learning.  One day workshop for literacy providers, Western New York Professional Development Consortium, Grand Island, New York, November 2000.

Trauma and learning.  Workshops with staff and tutors of Beat the Street, Street Haven, and other connected agencies, Toronto, Ontario, November 2000.

Rethinking violence and learning: How do we change practice?  Workshop at Alberta Association for Adult Literacy Provincial Conference, Calgary, Alberta, November 2000.

Too scared to learn.  Guest moderator for National Institute for Literacy, Women and Literacy List, September 2000.

Trauma and learning.  Workshop for National Institute for Literacy Fellowship: On the Screen, Providence, Rhode Island, June 2000.

But I’m not a therapist: Working with adult learners who have experienced violence. Workshop for literacy workers, The Learning Centre, Edmonton, Alberta, April 1999.

Introduction to trauma and learning issues, workshop Literacy Resources/Rhode Island, Howard R. Swearer Center for Public Service, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, March 1999.

But I’m not a therapist: Literacy and trauma.  Workshops for Australian Adult Literacy Research Network, Melbourne, Victoria; Sydney, New South Wales; and Brisbane and Cairns, Queensland, October 1998.

“But I’m not a therapist:” Literacy work with survivors of trauma.  Metro Toronto Movement for Literacy, Toronto, Ontario, March 1998.

“But I’m not a therapist:” Literacy work with survivors of trauma. Literacy: the Next Page, Ontario Literacy Coalition, Provincial conference, Toronto, Ontario, November 1997

Literacy, violence and women.  Students for Literacy Frontier College, National conference, September, 1997.

“But I’m not a therapist:” Literacy work with survivors of trauma. Literacy Link Eastern Ontario Conference, May 1997.

“But I’m not a therapist:” Literacy work with survivors of trauma. The Centre for Literacy, Dawson College, Montreal, Quebec, March 8th 1997.

Literacy and violence workshop.  Metro Toronto Movement for Literacy, Toronto, Ontario, November 1996.

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