Understanding Adolescents: Using Attachment to Support Adolescents Development

Understanding Adolescents is a three-hour workshop designed to help parents and professional helpers recognize the importance of parent-adolescent attachment. Adolescent Development will be explored in an attempt to demystify the teenage years and help parents be more present and connected to the youth they support. Anybody who is supporting youth and would like to experience a different way of being in relationship with them should attend.

Dates: Thursday, November 25, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.          Register Here
Cost: $35 per participant
Presenters: Kristine Paul and Jose Diaz

Registration closes a week before the scheduled workshop


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Kristine Pau is a clinician with the Family Therapy Services Program at New Directions.  She has a Bachelor of Science from the University of the Philippines and a Master of Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Winnipeg.  Kristine uses an Attachment and Trauma-informed approach in her work with individuals, couples and families.  She has taught and supervises graduate students from the University of Winnipeg.


Jose Diaz is a clinician with the Family Therapy Services Program for New Directions for Children, Youth, Adults and Families in Winnipeg. He completed a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Winnipeg and received his Master of Social Work from the University of Manitoba. Originally from El Salvador, Jose is fluent in English and Spanish. In his work he uses a trauma informed, person-centered approach and strives to make every person with whom he works feel respected, understood, and supported.