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All teachers invited to hear Jody Carrington

April 28, 2020 Jen Janzen, ATA News Staff


Popular trauma expert to offer wisdom for coping with isolation



Psychologist Jody Carrington will host a webinar specifically for Alberta teachers on May 9.


Popular psychologist and author Jody Carrington will share her expertise with Alberta teachers next month as she hosts a webinar on coping with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Open to any Alberta teacher who is interested, the presentation is scheduled for Saturday, May 9 at 10 a.m.

“With so many physical spaces closed, it’s nice to be able to offer this kind of learning on a larger scale,” said Dave Matson, an ATA staff officer who is helping organize Carrington’s talk.

The event came about after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of an ATA conference at which Carrington was slated to speak on vicarious trauma. Organizers recognized that, if her focus was adjusted slightly, it could be of value to teachers all across the province.

A frequent guest at ATA events, Carrington is a child psychologist who works with teachers, parents, first responders and foster parents. She is the author of Kids These Days: A Game Plan for (Re)Connecting with those we Teach, Lead & Love. ❚


How to register
The registration process is still being finalized. Details will be shared via the ATA’s social media channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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