AHVNA Professional Development Day (ZOOM)

Tuesday, June 9 - Tuesday, June 9
Virtual ZOOM meeting

Time: 9:30-12:00 (noon)

Date: Tuesday, June 9, 2020 (register by May 22, 2020)


AHVNA AGM- 8:45- 09:30 a.m.

Presentation: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Questions from 11:30-12:00 noon

Location: Virtual ZOOM meeting- link will be sent to registrants


AHVNA Members: free if have renewed AHVNA membership by May 29, 2020

Non- Members: $50.00 per person

 Professional Development Day

Dr Barbara Stroud will present on Holding Grief and Loss to Facilitate Resilience.

Home visiting staff support families in the holding of life's challenges including grief and loss. Supporting another in a moment of emotional loss is not only hard for your heart, it is taxing to your neurology as well. How do you hold another's pain, without it becoming your experience? This training will offer both knowledge and skills on how to hear, hold, and build resources in moments of loss for families. What i should or should not say? What if the story feels too close to my experience? Is it appropriate for me to share? How do I know I have helped? Responsive relationships help build resilience, but what does that look like?

Barbara Stroud, PhD is a renowned trainer, consultant, author, co-founding organizer of CalAIMH and an experienced graduate level faculty member. She holds endorsement as an Infant Family Early Child Mental Health Specialist/Reflective Practice Facilitator Mentor and is a ZERO TO THREE Fellow. In April of 2018 Dr. Stroud was honored with the Bruce D. Perry Spirit of the Child Award. Dr. Stroud is the author of ‘How to Measure a Relationship: A practical approach to dyadic interventions’, ‘Intentional Living: finding the inner peace to create successful relationships’ and a contributing author to the text ‘Infant and early childhood mental health: Core concepts and clinical practice’ edited by Kristie Brandt, Bruce Perry, Steve Seligman, & Ed Tronick.

Dr. Stroud is particularly passionate about the unique needs of children of color in the mental health and foster care systems. She has an impressive history of working across infant and early childhood systems to integrate developmental models, culturally respectful services within a relationship-based framework. Dr. Stroud remains steadfast in her mission to ‘change the world – one relationship at a time’.


Register For Event!

Non member: $50

Advance registration is required for all participants.

For more information or to register contact the AHVNA office
9321 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton AB T5H 3T7
Phone: 780-429-4787
Fax: 780-429-4784
Email: programassistant@ahvna.org

Payment: We accept payment by credit, cash or cheque.
Please make cheques payable to:
Alberta Home Visitation Network Association

Payments may be dropped off at the office or mailed to the address listed above prior to the workshop date. Receipts will be issued after the workshop.

Cancellation Policy:
We encourage you to send a substitute if you are unable to attend the workshop, as there is a NO SHOW charge for all absent registrants (as we will have made arrangements for food, etc). Cancellations need to be made ONE WEEK prior to the workshop date. Registration fees are non-refundable. Should a workshop not reach its minimum registration requirement, it will be cancelled ONE WEEK prior to the workshop commencement date. Registrants will be informed by email or telephone, and registration fees will be refunded.