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Using Time To Enhance Relationships

Canadian families are are more stressed than ever. When the pandemic first hit we had to be concerned about how to meet the immediate needs of our children, parents, partners and ourselves. We need to now look at how this time can be used to engage with our families and make meaning out of the many layers of this potential trauma. This web site will host resources including blogs provided by experienced family helpers.              

Maritime Play Therapy Centre  will be sponsoring an online summit for families entitled Canadian Wellness 4 Families. Families can log in May 8 at 5:00 pm, Atlantic time  to May 11th , 2020  at 5:00 p.m Atlantic time . and participate in workshops that are pre-recorded but hosted by helpers from across Canada.  There will also be a live opening and closing to the summit (guest speakers to be announced).  Conference information is being posted as it is received. There are already webinar descriptions under the webinar tab. 

"It’s a stressful time for everyone, worldwide, but in the midst of it all, children’s development doesn’t hit the pause button. We all want to build up the well-being of children and families in our communities. That's why as a society we need to support caregivers everywhere. This includes caregiving in homes, schools and childcare centres. Together, this will allow us to weather storms we come up against now or in the future

(What is Covid 19 and how does it relate to child development - Harvard University Centre on the Developing Child)". 

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Interested in writing a blog for Canadian Wellness for families.

If you are interested in writing a blog for Canadian Wellness for Families you can submit your 300- 600 word article with a picture you take from your phone with a flash on. Please also add your 50 word bio that includes what services you provide families and where in Canada your bricks and mortar office space is as well as how you connect with families during the Covid 19 pandemic.

Box 722, Pictou , Nova Scotia B0K 1H0

902 301 9192

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"When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves". Victor Frankl.

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Maritime Play Therapy provides therapy to children, youth and families. Theresa Fraser is also an international trainer on topics related to Play Therapy, Sandtray Therapy, Foster Care/ Adoption, Grief and Loss as well as Trauma Intervention. She has published many books and book chapters on these topics. Theresa provides supervision to qualifying counsellors in Nova Scotia, qualifying psychotherapists in Ontario and qualifying Play Therapists across Canada. Theresa provides asynchronous online Continuing education:

 with some courses endorsed by the Canadian Association for Play Therapy

some courses endorsed by the Canadian Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

some courses for  Child and Youth Partitioners to seek certification with the North American Child and Youth Care Certification board

For more information email Theresa at

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