Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education (CARE) Workshop

25 April 2014 05:00 PM till 08:30 PM

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Event Description

Improving Classroom Learning Environments by
Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education (CARE)
taught by Christa Turksma, DRS

What it is: CARE for Teachers is a unique professional development program that helps teachers handle the stresses and rediscover the joys of teaching. Developed by the Garrison Institute to meet the specific needs of K-12 teachers, CARE is not another curriculum and does not increase teachers' workload. Instead, it offers them tools and resources for:

  • Reducing stress
  • Preventing burnout
  • Enlivening teaching
  • Helping students thrive socially, emotionally, and academically


How it works: Based upon current research on the neuroscience of emotion, CARE introduces: 

  • Emotion skills instruction to promote understanding, recognition and regulation of emotions
  • Basic mindfulness activities, like short silent reflection
  • Activities that demonstrate how to bring mindfulness to challenging situations teachers often encounter


These skills contribute to better relationships with students, classroom management, empathy, and compassion. CARE helps teachers become effective guides and influential models of healthy social and emotional behavior. 


Watch "Why CARE for Teachers Matters" 




Two 1.5 Day Weekend Sessions: Registration applies to all meeting dates

Friday April 25, 2014 from 5:00pm - 8:30pm

*Includes a light dinner

Saturday April 26, 2014 from 8:30am - 3:30pm

*Please bring your own lunch 


Friday May 9, 2014 from 5:00pm - 8:30pm

*Includes a light dinner

Saturday May 10, 2014 from 8:30am - 3:30pm

*Please bring your own lunch 


Follow-up in June, TBD



About the Instructor:



Christa Turksma is a child-clinical psychologist who received her training in The Netherlands. Before becoming a psychologist, she was a Kindergarten teacher and principal. Christa has worked on various research and intervention projects including the Fast Track Project in Seattle. Christa began providing training in the PATHS program (Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies) in 1988, and has trained thousands of teachers across the US, and in Canada, The Netherlands, Northern Ireland, England and Australia. Christa is a co-developer of the CARE for Teachers program. 



Continuing Education Credits


Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) Clock Hours
$5 + separate $48 check to PSESD for 24 clock hoursincluding the June follow up


Department of Early Learning (DEL) STARS Credits:
$5 for 24 STARS credits, including the June follow up


APA approved credits: 
$20 for 24 credit hours, including the June follow up


Please note, if you register to receive CE credits, in order to receive those credits, you MUST attend the course in its entirety. CCFW cannot guarantee refunds and/or partial credit for individuals who are unable to attend all sessions. For each CE option, sign-in will be required and applicable evaluation forms will be distributed during class sessions. 


Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend, please cancel your reservation so your spot may be made available to someone else. If you cancel up to 1 week prior to the event (4/18/14), you will receive a full refund, less a $5 processing fee. If you cancel within the week leading up to the event, you will receive a partial refund of 50% of your registration fee, less a $5 processing fee. Refunds unfortunately cannot be granted after the class start date.

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25 April 2014

5:00 PM

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Center for Child & Family Well-being
3903 Brooklyn Ave NE
United States

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University of Washington Center for Child & Family Well-being
The Center for Child and Family Well-being promotes positive development for children and families by translating research for practical application.We share knowledge through education, professional training and outreach to the community.


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