Raising Resilient Children and Youth in a World of Constant Change and Crisis with Dr. Cheng (CHEO)

21 Sep, 2022

Join ABLE2, Reach Canada and Dr. Cheng from the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) for a talk on fostering resiliency in children and youth with special needs. 

By the end of this session, participants will be able to describe:

  • What we need for mental wellness, resiliency and self-regulation
  • Ways to build daily activities and routines that naturally provide wellness, resiliency and self-regulation
  • Ways to help find a balance on productive vs. recreational screentime
  • Ways to find time for self-care.

Dr. Michael Cheng Bio 
Michael Cheng is a psychiatrist at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario; an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Ottawa, and the co-founder of eMentalHealth.ca, which provides information to families and professionals about mental health and wellness.

He helps families counteract the effects of modern society by helping families reconnect to that which truly gives purpose, belonging, hope and meaning. He has a special interest in strategies that traditional societies and parents used for millennia.

As a parent of two school-aged children during the pandemic, he has not learned any new languages although he is now an expert at Google Classroom. Hobbies include sleep and figuring out to get his kids to contribute to daily activities and chores — something that naturally happened for millennia before we invented screens. 

Who should attend?

Caregivers, parents of those with disabilities, people with disabilities

Workshop Details

Facilitators: Dr. Michael Cheng

Day & Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Cost: $0 per person

Registration: Please register using the link below. Registered participants will be sent the Zoom link to access the workshop prior to the workshop.

NOTE: Registration closes at 5:00 pm on September 21, 2022. No registrations will be
accepted after this time.

Funded in part by:


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