Gifted and Thriving: Developing the Whole Child

  • Gold Coast Information Session - parents, teachers and other professionals welcome
  • Guest Speaker: Michele Juratowitch (Director-Clearing Skies)
  • Information from a range of disciplines such as health, gifted education, developmental and positive psychology provide guidelines about how we can parent, nurture the whole child and enable the gifted child to flourish.

When:

  • Saturday, 18 May 2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Where:

  • Queensland Academy for Health Sciences
    102 Edmund Rice Drive
  • Southport QLD

Event type: Parent support group meeting

  • Maximum places: 100

Most parents simply want the best for their child: to be happy, to thrive and to utilise their abilities.  Although gifted children may encounter additional challenges, their parents tend to have similar aspirations – that each child develop their natural abilities, learn to overcome adversity, establish close relationships, undertake meaningful and engaging work, build physical, emotional and psychological health and well-being, and develop their talents. Essentially, parents want each child to be happy, thriving and achieving.  A holistic parenting style that incorporates information from a range of disciplines such as health, gifted education, developmental and positive psychology can provide guidelines about how we can parent, nurture the whole child and enable the gifted child to flourish.

 

Michele Juratowitch provides a range of services to meet the needs of gifted children, their parents and teachers.  Michele provides counselling and advocacy for gifted youth and their parents and has been a lecturer in the postgraduate course in Gifted Education at GERRIC, UNSW.  Michele was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to study the counselling and intervention needs of gifted children.

 

There will be time for discussion and questions. The workshop will be useful for parents and teachers of gifted children at both the primary and secondary levels.  Other professionals are also most welcome. Tea and coffee will be served and information available on gifted resources and contacts. 

Parent/teacher support group meetings tend to be quite relaxed and informal. No minutes are taken and discussions remain confidential. To create an environment in which participants feel confident to discuss aspects of parenting and teaching, we request that support group meetings be ‘adults only’

Please Note: Children do NOT attend parent/teacher support group meetings.

Information on a children’s workshops running at the same time and place can be found here: http://www.qagtc.org.au/gold-coast. Children not enrolled in workshops during the parent support group meeting remain their parents’ responsibility.  QAGTC has no child-minding facilities and can assume no responsibility for unsupervised children.

 

Registration appreciated:

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QAGTC is a not-for-profit member-funded volunteer-based association relying on public support. The opinions expressed at this activity by guest speakers and by QAGTC volunteers are those of the individuals concerned and not necessarily of QAGTC.  QAGTC Gold Coast Branch would like to thank the Queensland Academy for Health Sciences for their generosity in allowing us to use this venue for our meeting this month.

Cost of event:

  • Member cost: Free
  • Non-member cost: $5

Payment details:

Payment is cash only on the day - please bring exact money to avoid the need for change.
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