Topics include:
  • Introduction to Child-Parent Relationship
  • How trauma affects a growing brain: A review of the research
  • The developmental needs of children: What children need to thrive 
  • How to build and support resilience in children
  • The role of play therapy
  • The impact of restorative adult-child play sessions
  • Q & A
Presenters:
  • Dr. Jeanne Williams is a Registered Psychologist and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor who works with children and with their parents and other caregivers. She specializes in helping families to enhance parent-child relationships, and in working with children and youth with challenging behaviours. Jeanne has taught undergraduate and graduate level courses for Colorado Christian University, Denver Seminary, and Taylor University College and Seminary, and has conducted workshops for the Alberta Children’s Trauma Centre. Jeanne has a doctorate in psychology (Psy.D) from California Southern University, and a Master of Arts in Counselling from Denver Seminary. (www.jeannewilliams.ca)
  • Keisha Tomlinson, (MSW, CPT, BS, DipDIE) is the President of the National Association of Play Therapy Jamaica and a credentialed play therapist. She has served over a 14- year tenure at the Child Protection and Family Services Agency, where she functions in the role of acting psychologist. She is committed to advancing child welfare, and to empowering youth. She actively collaborates with various organisations including the Jamaica Academy of Child and Adolescent Mental Health (JACAMH) and the Jamaica Federation of UNESCO Clubs Centres and Associations (JFUCCA). 
  • David Campbell began working with children and youth in the inner city in 1994, when he left school in the UK early (at the age of 17), came to Jamaica, and worked at Mustard Seed Orphanage. He also ran after school clubs in the Cockburn Penn community at that time. After 4 years back in the UK doing youth work and ministry training, he returned to Jamaica and began to work in Trench Town. He served in Trench Town for over 20 years, founding Fusion Jamaica, a charity that works with inner-city children, their families and community, for which he was awarded an MBE by the Queen in 2022. He began working with Dr. Williams in 2016, inviting her to Jamaica the following year and being trained by her in CPRT (Child Parent Relationship Training), a method of filial play therapy. Having left school early, he is now furthering his formal education and is currently completing his Masters in Divinity. 
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