Neuroscience for Peaceful Parenting
How Neuroscience Holds the Key to Peaceful Parenting in Difficult Times
Did you know that understanding how the brain works holds the key to unlocking how to help children of all ages become less vulnerable to anxiety and more compassionate towards others? Whether we’re facing COVID-19 quarantine meltdowns, stress, conflict, or a reaction to racism, brain science offers us a fascinating window into effective child-rearing. Join us to learn how we can break the cycle of violence.
You will walk away understanding:
- How stress and trauma affect the brain
- How to foster healthy emotional development
- Practical tactics to encourage empathy and resilience in children
Victoria Dimitrakopoulos has spent fifteen years researching and speaking on the topics of neuroscience, child development, and social emotional learning. Her nine years’ experience in evaluating the effectiveness of executives as an executive recruiter led to her deep passion and curiosity for how to cultivate resilience and leadership in children from a young age. For four years, she has served as a counselor at Safe & Sound (San Francisco’s child abuse prevention center), supporting families in distress. She serves on the Advisory Board of The Mosaic Project.
Khemnes Fisher is Youth Leadership Project Director at The Mosaic Project, an award-winning non-profit organization in Oakland, CA, that provides children from all backgrounds with experiential education in empathy, assertiveness, and conflict resolution. He has over 20 years of experience working with youth of all ages and of diverse abilities. Earning his Mild/Moderate Education Specialist credential from San Francisco State, he has taught for SFUSD and Aspire Public School Network as a High School Resource Instructor. He has also worked as an Employment Specialist and a Transitional Age Youth Counselor where he has gained excellent understanding of what it takes to guide youth and young adults to making more constructive decisions to better their lives.
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