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Education workshops examine needs of anxious and sensitive children

May 07, 2013 - 3:14 PM

What: Through the Child’s Eyes education workshops
Who: Psychologist Vanessa Lapointe, founder of the Wishing Star Lapointe Development Clinic
When: 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 11, 2013
Where: University Centre Ballroom, 3272 University Way, UBC’s Okanagan campus, Kelowna
Registration fee: $25 for each workshop, optional lunch $10, registration at

Vanessa Lapointe is described as a dynamic speaker who has presented to a wide range of professionals and parents throughout Canada. Her research areas of interest include holistic approaches to the assessment of children in foster care through her work with children, parents and various provincial organizations.

Lapointe presents two workshops called Through the Child’s Eyes at UBC’s Okanagan campus on Saturday, May 11, in the University Centre Ballroom, 3272 University Way, UBC’s Okanagan campus, Kelowna.

The first workshop, Worries and Wonders, from 9 a.m. to noon, is about responding to the needs of worried or anxious children by creating in them a sense of wonder. The second workshop, Sense and Sensitivity, from 1 to 4 p.m., is about understanding the experience of highly sensitive children and caring for them in a manner that allows them to flourish.

Cost of each workshop is $25, with an optional lunch for $10. Registration and further information can be found at:

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