BCRPA, in partnership with Katy Bigsby, founder of REiL Learning, are pleased to offer tailored courses for front-line and supervisory staff who support children with notable challenging behavioral, social and emotional needs.

These sessions are available throughout BC and are delivered in-person or via webinar.

The series is now available on our BCRPA E-Learning site! Take advantage of this easily accessible training format and gain key skills and knowledge to support children in your programs.

Click here to learn more about Katy. 

Looking for a live session with Katy? Please contact education@bcrpa.bc.ca.


Strategies for Behaviours We Find Challenging courses

Supporting kids who experience anxiety 

In this session learn about:

  • How worry and anxiety are normal
  • How flexibility is key
  • What anxiety loves
  • How your role-modeling can positively impact a child’s well being
  • What exercises and activities can help manage anxiety


Pro-active strategies to minimize challenging behaviour

In this session learn about:

  • What makes a behaviour challenging
  • Being aware of one’s own triggers
  • Integrating the three building blocks of rapport, boundaries & expectations, and flexibility into practice
  • How to acknowledge and talk about behaviours we find challenging


Integrating social-emotional learning into practice

In this session learn about:

  • Models and frameworks to support social-emotional learning
  • How using social-emotional learning frameworks and models can support you in your practice
  • Activities to strengthen social-emotional learning 
  • The importance of modelling
  • How to build and maintain rapport with learners with notable social, emotional, and behavioural needs 
  • The importance of self-compassion


The Big 3 

In this session learn about:

  • How the everyday behaviours of not listening, not participating and rude behaviour can be the most challenging
  • Strategies to support listening and participation through creative engagement
  • The importance of rapport and clear guidelines
  • Revelant case scenarios as brought forward by participants


What's up with Bullying? 

In this session learn about:

  • Bullying at a systemic level 
  • Pro-active strategies to reduce the incidents of bullying
  • The importance of self-reflection
  • How to proactively build social cohesion
  • Being vulnerable is key


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