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Registration applies to all meeting dates. Schools that register 3-5 teachers can receive 15%-25% off the listed fees. Please email for details.


$ 465.00
Registration with 24 STARS Credits

STARS Credits are offered through DEL MERIT and require a STARS ID.


$ 470.00
Registration with 24 Clock Hours

Clock hours are offered through Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD). You must submit a $48 check to PSESD upon class completion.


$ 470.00
Registration with Certificate of Completion

24 continuing education credit hours for licensed psychologists, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, and social workers in Washington State.


$ 470.00
UW Affiliate Registration (requires a budget #)

If you pay with a UW budget, you will receive the UW affiliate rate of $348.75 (25% off the listed registration price). Please enter your budget number at check out for CTI transfer.


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Event details

Improving Classroom Learning Environments by
Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education (CARE)
taught by Christa Turksma, DRS and co-led by Rebecca Cortes, PhD. and Ann Holler, MEd.

Workshop Description

CARE for Teachers is a unique professional development program that helps teachers handle the stresses and rediscover the joys of teaching. Developed by the Garrison Institute to meet the specific needs of K-12 teachers, CARE is not another curriculum and does not increase teachers' workload. Instead, it offers them tools and resources for:

1. Reducing stress
2. Preventing burnout
3. Enlivening teaching
4. Helping students thrive socially, emotionally, and academically


How it works: Based upon current research on the neuroscience of emotion, CARE introduces: 

1. Emotion skills instruction to promote understanding, recognition and regulation of emotions
2. Basic mindfulness activities, like short silent reflection
3. Activities that demonstrate how to bring mindfulness to challenging situations teachers often encounter


These skills contribute to better relationships with students, classroom management, empathy, and compassion. CARE helps teachers become effective guides and influential models of healthy social and emotional behavior. 


Watch "Why CARE for Teachers Matters" 


Class Schedule

1. Friday March 6, 2015 from 5:00pm - 8:30pm (includes a light dinner)

2. Saturday March 7, 2015 from 8:30am - 3:30pm (please bring your own lunch)

3. Friday March 20, 2015 from 5:00pm - 8:30pm (includes a light dinner)

4. Saturday March 21, 2015 from 8:30am - 3:30pm (please bring your own lunch)

5. Booster session on Saturday April 25 from 8:30am - 3:30pm (please bring your own lunch)


Group Rates

Schools that register 3 or 4 teachers can receive 15% off the listed fees

Schools that register 5+ teachers can receive 25% off the listed fees

Please e-mail for a discount code


About the Instructor



Christa Turksma is a child-clinical psychologist who received her training in The Netherlands. Before becoming a psychologist, she was a Kindergarten teacher and principal. Christa has worked on various research and intervention projects including the Fast Track Project in Seattle. Christa began providing training in the PATHS program (Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies) in 1988, and has trained thousands of teachers across the US, and in Canada, The Netherlands, Northern Ireland, England and Australia. Christa is a co-developer of the CARE for Teachers program. 


Continuing Education Credits


Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) Clock Hours
$5 + separate $48 check to PSESD for 24 clock hoursincluding the April booster session


Department of Early Learning (DEL) STARS Credits:
$5 for 24 STARS credits, including the April booster session


Certificate of Completion for licensed psychologistsmarriage and family therapistsmental health counselors, and social workers in Washington State
$5 for 24 credit hours


Please note, if you register to receive CE credits, you will receive the number of credits commensurate with the amount of course time you attend. CCFW cannot guarantee refunds for individuals who are unable to attend all sessions. For each CE option, sign-in will be required and applicable evaluation forms will be distributed during class sessions. 


Cancellation policy

If you are unable to attend, please cancel your reservation so your spot may be made available to someone else. If you cancel up to 1 week prior to the event (2/27/15), you will receive a full refund, less a $5 processing fee. If you cancel within the week leading up to the event, you will receive a partial refund of 50% of your registration fee, less a $5 processing fee. Refunds unfortunately cannot be granted after the class start date.


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The Center for Child and Family Well-being promotes positive development for children and families by translating research for practical application.We share knowledge through education, professional training and outreach to the community.