Navigating Back To School

Tuesday, August 29th, 1:00-2:00 pm (Online)
Led by Therapist: Nicole Callander, RSSW

Its the time of year when back to school stress and anxiety starts peaking.  

Human Strong is a Bayridge Circle of Care Company


How can this workshop help?

As we all know, this time of year can be overwhelming for both students and parents alike. The stress and anxiety that comes with going back to school can be quite daunting. However, we are here to help ease your worries and provide you with valuable strategies and recommendations.

During the workshop, we will delve into a variety of topics that aim to make the transition back to school as smooth as possible. We will discuss effective first day of school strategies that will set a positive tone for the entire academic year. Additionally, we will provide guidance on advocating for your child's needs, ensuring that they receive the support they require to thrive in the educational environment.
Moreover, we will explore valuable insights and practical recommendations for Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).  This will be particularly beneficial for parents who have children with special needs, as we will provide valuable insights and tools to help optimize their educational experience.

Lastly, but certainly not least, we will explore various strategies to help manage stress and anxiety. We understand that these emotions can be overwhelming, and we want to equip you with effective techniques to better cope with them.
This workshop promises to be an invaluable resource for parents, guardians, and students alike. We strongly encourage you to join us on Tuesday at 1pm for an enlightening and empowering session.
Note: Personalized therapy is best offered through a direct therapist-client session.

 In this workshop, we will discuss:

  • First day of school strategies
  • Advocating
  • IEP recommendations
  • Strategies to help with Stress and Anxiety

Meet the Workshop's Therapist:

Nicole Callander, RSSW, Registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers

Focus: Anxiety, Anger Management, Adults, Adolescents, Youth Issues, Self-esteem, Teen-Parent Relationships, Mental Health Issues, Problematic Behaviour
"I am registered therapist with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. I have specialized training in Anxiety, Anger Management, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Individuals with Special Needs and Adolescents.

My biggest passion is empowering individuals to find the resources they need to become the best version of themselves.  

I am experienced in helping individuals of all ages overcome issues such as anxiety, depression, work and stress management. I am the mother of four children. Two of my children have special needs (my daughter has a severe genetic disability, and my son has ADHD, Executive Functioning issues and severe learning disabilities). 

It’s a rewarding and privileged experience to walk along the path of self-empowerment with my clients. I would be honoured to take the journey with you."