- Sexual Abuse Prevention through TAPS, Burnaby
November 29, 2019
9:00 am - 10:30 am
At this Play Café you will learn about the Teaching About Personal Space (TAPS) program. TAPS is a program for elementary school aged children to learn about types of touch. It broadens their understanding beyond ‘good touch/ bad touch’ and supports them to learn how to set body boundaries. The presenters will explore creative ways to integrate this traditionally school based program into individual play therapy sessions, discuss ways to enhance the sexual abuse prevention capacity of the TAPS foundation, and it’s use within a broader sexual behaviour problem intervention. The TAPS materials will be made available to all attendees for use.
Friday, Nov. 29, 2019 9 am – 10:30am
Burnaby North Secondary School
Gallery Room….Use the entrance closest to the large Viking and look for signs to the Gallery Room on the 3rd floor
751 Hammarskjold Drive, Burnaby
Cost: Free for BCPTA members. $10 for non-members
There will be an opportunity for net-working and discussion over a cup of tea or coffee following the presentation.
About the Presenters:
Kaela Blahey, M.A., R.C.C. currently works as a Sexual Abuse Therapist for children and youth through Options Community Services in Surrey. She also works as a private practitioner as a part of the Illume Counselling team in Vancouver. She has served on the board of BCPTA as Treasurer for the past 6 years. Kaela has experience providing clinical counselling for a broad range of mental health challenges facing children, youth and parents. Kaela has devoted her career to a specialization in clinical counselling with children, youth, and adults who have experienced sexualized violence, emotional and physical abuse, neglect and children with sexual behaviour problems.
Anna Aquila, M.Ed., R.C.C., obtained her Masters degree in Counselling Psychology from Simon Fraser University. She also holds a Professional Development Certificate from Simon Fraser University. Anna has over ten years of experience in the areas of education and mental health. She currently works as an elementary school counsellor where she assists both children and their parents, consults with teachers and implements prevention and SEL programs in classrooms. She currently serves as Vice-President with BCPTA.
Venue: Burnaby North High School