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Parenting In A Time of Crisis

The Parenting in the Time of Crisis webinar with Dr. Rob Evans and Dr. Michael Thompson was co-hosted by the Canadian Positive Education Network, Appleby College, Lakefield College School, Ridley College, St. Andrew's College and Upper Canada College on May 13, 2020.

The webinar addresses the challenges of parenting in these unprecedented days, offering a chance to reflect on and share concerns and to troubleshoot key dilemmas. Over 1000 attendees from the five host school communities attended the live webinar broadcast. 

CIS Ontario extends a huge thank you and expresses gratitude to Innes van Nostrand, Anne-Marie Kee, Ed Kidd, Kevin McHenry and Sam McKinney for making the recording of the webinar available to CIS Ontario member schools for viewing by their school communities. 



Dr. Rob Evans is a clinical and organizational psychologist and the former executive director of the Human Relations Service. A former high school and pre-school teacher, and for many years a child and family therapist, he has consulted in more than 1,700 schools internationally. His interests have focused on; change, and resistance to change, in schools and organizations, on the challenges of leading innovation, and on changes in families and their impact on schools. He is currently concentrating on ways to improve collegiality and candor among educators and to promote realistic dialogue about accountability. Dr. Evans is the author of many articles and three books: Seven Secrets of the Savvy School Leader: A Guide to Surviving and ThrivingThe Human Side of School Change, and Family Matters: How Schools Can Cope with the Crisis in Childrearing.

Dr. Michael Thompson is a consultant, author, and psychologist specializing in children and families. He is the supervising psychologist for The Belmont Hill School and has worked in more than 700 schools across North America as well as in schools in Central America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. Dr. Thompson is the author or co-author of several books, including the New York Times bestseller, Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys, as well as Best Friends/Worst Enemies: Understanding the Social Lives of Children, and The Pressured Child: Helping Your Child Achieve Success in School and in Life. A dedicated speaker and traveler, he has appeared on The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, ABC 20/20, CBS 60 Minutes, and Good Morning America. He also wrote, narrated, and hosted a two-hour PBS documentary entitled Raising Cain.

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