Child Development & Community Conference (CDCC) (CDCC)

Venue: Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Event Date/Time: Apr 15, 2011 End Date/Time: Apr 16, 2011
Registration Date: Apr 13, 2011
Early Registration Date: Apr 05, 2011
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Bestselling Author Dr. Gabor Mate - keynote speaker in a powerhouse panel of child development experts

April 15 and 16, 2011 – The 2011 Child Development & Community Conference (CDCC) brings together a powerhouse line-up of speakers that are at the forefront of their respective fields in child development. During this conference these speakers will share new ideas and strategies on how to work with children and young people. Focusing on breaking the mould of traditional conferences; the 2011 CDCC will focus on getting away from text book treatments and answers to introduce new ways of dealing with common issues facing parents and practitioners in all areas of child development.
“In an increasingly modern world our children are coming of age in a society and working in jobs that didn’t exist when they were born, said (Dr. Gabor Mate, Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers). ``Young people are growing up an increasingly complex environment where the concepts of community and family are becoming redefined by the digital age. The CDCC conference is all about exploring new ideas from leading child development specialists and sharing those ideas.”
The CDCC will help attendees re-evaluate and re-tool for their professional lives. The conference speakers will help attendees by presenting tested and practical information that gets results. The speaker line-up includes the following;
Dr. Gabor Maté is widely recognized for his unique perspective on Attention Deficit Disorder, and his firmly held belief in the connection between mind and body health. He is a bestselling author of four books including, Scattered Minds: A New Look at the Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder and Hold on to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers. Dr. Maté is regularly quoted by the media and has guest medical columns in The Vancouver Sun and the Globe and Mail.

Jennifer Kolari is registered therapist who has been helping children, teens and families get connected for 20 years. She is the author of the critically acclaimed child development title Connected Parenting. Her insightful strategies shared with warmth and humour make her a highly sought-after speaker with schools, organizations and agencies throughout North America.

Annette Goodman is the chief education officer of the renowned Arrowsmith Program. She is also Arrowsmith`s program director of teacher training and she leads numerous research and development projects. She meets with public and private school boards across North America to inform them about the scientific principles applied in the Arrowsmith Program and works to bring neuroscience and education together.

Dr. Patricia Bucci is an educator and consultant with specialization in adaptive instruction. Her work aims to bridge two fundamental bodies of knowledge: neuroscience and evidence-based teaching. Dr. Bucci urges all stakeholders in education, parents included, to look deeply at the compelling evidence these two fields of research offer and make informed decisions about what we believe students should learn, how we believe they will learn it, and which products best demonstrate mastery of that learning. With 30 years experience in education, Dr. Bucci advocates that we must bring all of our will and expertise to the cause of educating every child.
The CDCC is unique in that the featured speakers and their organizations are widely regarded as doing things differently from the conventional approach and getting proven results. This conference is ideal for anyone that wants to:
• move forward in their career
• refocus and renew their professional energy
• get up to date on some of the most important trends in child development
• get perspective on the issues facing young people in a rapidly evolving modern society
The conference is a two day event scheduled for April 15 and 16, 2011. The full program is available and registration details is available at

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