School Workshops

Ometz school workshops are a powerful tool to help children and teens navigate their preschool, elementary and high school years. We also offer workshops for teachers, school personnel and parents. Professionals facilitate a variety of workshops with the goal of students and adults alike becoming more social, empathic and safe. Whenever necessary, due to public health guidelines, meetings will be held virtually instead of in the classroom.

Topics for preschools: managing stress and anxiety; social skills.

Topics for elementary schools: managing stress and anxiety; conflicts and their resolution; social skills; Internet safety; study skills; body image and self-esteem; alcohol, smoking and drug awareness; puberty awareness; loss and bereavement; transition into high school.

Topics for high schools: managing stress and anxiety; transitions: starting high school; puberty/sexuality; alcohol, smoking and drug awareness; conflicts and their resolution; body image and self-esteem; introduction to mindfulness; Internet safety; study skills; leadership training; loss and bereavement; financial literacy; transitions: leaving high school; summer jobs; gateway to careers.

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Topics for teachers, school personnel and parents can cover any of the above, or be tailored to your needs.

Meet our head workshop facilitator, Erica Sweett:

Erica Sweett is a drama therapist and interim manager of group services at Ometz. She is a graduate of the Drama Therapy Master’s program at Concordia University. During the program she worked with the Center for Arts and Human Development facilitating therapy group sessions for adults with intellectual disabilities, as well as running individual play therapy sessions for Elementary school students. In 2020 she started teaching online and in-person weekend theatre classes for Montreal Children’s Theatre. She teaches their Starlight program which offers theatre classes for young adults who are on the autism spectrum and teaches their young drama program for children between the ages 4-7.  Erica has many years of improv, voice training, performance and creative arts experience which she incorporates into her workshops at Ometz to help make the content engaging and accessible for all ages.

What’s on your mind? If you don’t see the topic you’re interested in listed above, Ometz can create a custom program for you!

To schedule a workshop, submit a topic for a new workshop, or request more information, click here:

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Ometz also runs parenting groups that provide a safe, informal, confidential space for parents to share and explore various parenting issues and coping strategies, helping to bring out the best in their child and themself. Click here to learn more.


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