Family Support and Coaching for Children and Youth with Emotional, Behavioural or Social Challenges

Evidence Based Programs

Reaching In Reaching Out Resiliency Training

This training is for professionals and paraprofessionals working with children 0-7 years of age. RIRO has two core components- Adult Skills and Child Applications. It can be delivered in 2, 4, 6 or 8 day formats.  Please see links below for further information on this training.


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Incredible Years Teacher Classroom Management Program

The teacher training intervention is focused on strengthening teacher classroom management strategies, promoting children's pro social behaviour and school readiness (reading skills), and reducing classroom aggression and noncooperation with peers and teachers. Additionally the intervention focuses on ways teachers can effectively collaborate with parents to support their school involvement and promote consistency from home to school. The program can be useful for teachers, teacher aides, psychologists, school counsellors, and any school personnel working with young children. The program comprises the following components:

Teacher Program 1 - The Importance of Teacher Attention, Encouragement, Praise
Teacher Program 2 - Motivating Children Through Incentives
Teacher Program 3 - Preventing Behaviour Problems—the Proactive Teacher
Teacher Program 4 - Decreasing Students' Inappropriate Behaviours
Teacher Program 5 - Building Positive Relationships With Students, Problem Solving

This training is for professionals working with children with oppositional or aggressive behaviours.  The tools can be applied to typical children and all classroom environments.



Priority: Curriculum/Programming

Integrating Multisensory Materials into your Early Learning Environment 

Learn effective techniques to integrate multisensory materials into classrooms. Participants will create kits to enhance their learning environments in the areas of language, arithmetic and the sciences through the use of sensory-motor activities.  Workshops will provide opportunities for creating materials that can be effectively and easily integrated into early learning environments.

The Essentials of a Comprehensive Language Program

This workshop will provide participants with an overview of a phonetic based curriculum for reading and the elements that are required to prepare the child for writing. Throughout this workshop, participants will have opportunities to create reading materials and prepare activities that help children to develop preliminary writing skills. This workshop is essential for teachers that are looking to enhance and improve their reading and writing program.

Materials-Based Math Curriculum

This workshop will introduce educational professionals to tools that will encourage children to explore and understand key math concepts.  Participants will be introduced to multisensory tools that incorporate all types of learning styles and encourage independent exploration.

Managing Challenging Behaviours

This workshop will introduce educational professionals to strategies that will help them observe, understand and manage challenging behaviours in the classroom. This is an interactive workshop that will provide teachers with a new understanding of how children use behaviours as a method of communication and sometimes as a plea for help.

Priority: Inclusiveness

Adaptations for the Learning Different Child (Introductory Level)

This workshop will introduce alternative and adaptive techniques to use with learning different children. Solutions for children with Language Disorders, ADD and Autism will be presented to participants. Professionals looking for support and resources for working with learning different children will benefit from participation in this workshop.

Adaptations for the Learning Different Child (Advanced Level)

This workshop will build upon the introductory workshop and participants will create learning materials specifically suited to meet the needs of learning different children.  Additional resource materials and solutions for children with Language Disorders, ADD and Autism will be presented to participants. Professionals looking for support and resources for working with learning different children will benefit from participation in this workshop.

Social Skills Programming -Direct Teaching of Social Skills for children with Learning Differences (Level 1 Beginner and Level 2 Advanced)

Social skills programming for learning different children is an essential component for teachers working with children having difficulty interpreting non-verbal cues and communicating needs effectively. The core components of a direct teaching model that teaches concepts such as respect, responsibility, maintaining friendships and caring for others will be introduced.  This program incorporates a literacy and problem solving model. Participants will participate in role-play and learn ways to teach children to interpret non-verbal cues.

Priority Administration and Management

Where are the Mentors? Coaching Recent Graduates and Keeping them Inspired and Empowered.

This workshop is primarily directed at administrators, heads of departments and principals. This interactive discussion seminar will allow participants to role play and practice successful mentoring techniques. Team building on a personal level, supportive networks and creating learning opportunities are some of the strategies that will be introduced in this workshop.

Communication – Clarifying expectations and Building Partnerships

This workshop will provide administrators and teachers with strategies to maintain professional relationships with parents and other staff members. Specific techniques to improve communication and setting boundaries will be introduced. Written communication essentials and interactive activities will be presented.

Re-evaluate, Re-energize and Regroup

This workshop will provide Early Childhood Educators with a fresh outlook on the future of early learning and care. We will explore the possibilities for long-term job security and job satisfaction by focussing on the talents, aspirations and entrepreneurial spirits of Early Childhood Educators. Attendees will participate in focus groups that will explore possibilities, re-evaluate traditional roles and reenergize the spirits of ECE’s working in the field.