Parents and Educators Invited to Free Presentation May 6 on Emotional Intelligence

Written by admin, April 30, 2014

April 30, 2014 – Featuring Dr. James Parker, Director of the Emotion and Health Research Laboratory, Trent University

Peterborough Healthy Families invites parents, educators and healthcare providers to a free presentation on Emotional Intelligence by expert Dr. James Parker on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Peterborough Public Library.

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This presentation is geared towards parents and family members as well as professionals who work with youth.  Dr. Parker will present an overview of what we know about emotional intelligence (EI) and how it affects learning, work, and our mental health.  It will also explore what we know about teaching and developing EI-related skills and competencies.  Although the implications of EI range from early childhoo

d development to successful aging, particular attention will be directed at issues connected to children and youth.

Dr. James D. A. Parker is the Director of the Emotion and Health Research Laboratory at Trent University; he is also a Professor of Psychology at the same institution. Dr. Parker earned his Ph.D. in psychology from York University (Ontario) in 1991, and from 1991 to 1994 was a research fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. Dr. Parker has published over 160 articles and chapters, mostly in the areas of emotion and wellness. He is co-author of Disorders of Affect Regulation published by Cambridge University Press and co-editor of the Handbook of Emotional Intelligence published by Jossey-Bass.

Light refreshments will be provided and everyone is welcome to attend.  The free event will take place in the Library’s Auditorium, located at 345 Aylmer St. N., Peterborough.

Peterborough Healthy Families is a multi-agency initiative made up of several local community partners, including Peterborough Public Health, Kinark Child and Family Ser

For more information, please call Leisa Baker at (705) 743-1000, ext 312 or visit, Learning Disabilities Association-Peterborough, Peterborough Family Resource Centre, Peterborough Public Library, and the Asphodel Norwood Public Library.


For further information, please contact:

Leisa Baker
Public Health Nurse
Peterborough Public Health
705-743-1000, ext. 312