Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP): International Advances in Research and Clinical Practice

The Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Institute will be hosting their International Conference in Kingston, Ontario this year. This is the first time the DDPI International Conference has been held in Canada. Betty J.B. Brouwer, Shalem’s Director of Attachment Services will be presenting at this exciting conference.  For more information and to register please visit Attach Canada’s website.  Don’t miss out on the opportunity to attend this three day event! A group of international speakers with leading expertise in trauma, attachment and brain development will be on hand to present.

2014 AGM

Annual General Meeting – Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Join us for our Annual General Meeting on June 10, 2014! Come and hear real-life stories of faith in action as Andrew Hawkins from Chatham-Kent Neighbourlink will speak on how to get “Out of the Pew and Into the Action“. Explore how you and your church can effectively care for people with significant needs. Come and be inspired!

The meeting will be held at First Hamilton CRC at 12 noon. For more information, please view this notice. Visit this link to view our 2013 Annual Report.  Please RSVP to the Shalem office at 866-347-0041 or by email to [email protected]

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Restoring Relationships–what churches can do, an interview with Bruce Schenk

One of our key partners in our FaithCARE work (restorative practices in faith communities) is the International Institute for Restorative Practices-Canada and its Director, Bruce Schenk.  Don’t miss this new, in-depth interview with Bruce in Christianity Today.  It provides an excellent description of what drives his and our work.  A big congratulations to Bruce!


Outdoor Pizza Evening

Join us on Saturday, June 7th, 2014 for an evening of celebrating Recreate with pizza made in outdoor stone ovens, art, stories and music. Tickets are $35 each ($20 is eligible for a tax receipt). For more information, please visit this flyer, and to reserve your ticket call 905-528-0353.

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New DDP Network

A congratulations to Dan and all of the DDP practitioners around the world, with the launch of their new DDP network. The DDP network is a worldwide body that promotes Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy and support professionals, parents, and caregiver in finding out about the therapy and parenting approach.  The DDP network involves the process of “creating connections for developing relationships”.  Shalem’s Attachment Director, Betty J.B. Brouwer is a registered DDP practitioner (and listed on the website); she is close to becoming a consultant.