July 5, 2019
Dr. Jody Carrington is a Clinical Psychologist who has spent most of her career working with children and
families who have experienced trauma. Growing up on a farm in rural Alberta, Canada, and after 13 years
of post-secondary education, she took her first job on the Mental Health Inpatient Units of the Alberta
Children’s Hospital in Calgary.
It was during those 10 years that she learned the most about kids, families, relationships, and the vital
importance of connection. Today, she is back living in a rural setting, managing a private practice, raising
a family, speaking around the country about relationships, connection and her new book, “Kids These
Jody passionately believes in the power of the relationship with the people we love, lead, and teach. Her
favourite thing on the planet to do is to speak with educators – they have the power to change the
trajectory of a life every single day. It’s time, she believes, that we need to start focusing less on kids
these days, and more on those of you who hold them every day.
The core of everything she speaks and writes about comes down to this: we are wired to do hard things.
We can do those hard things so much easier when we remember this: we are wired for connection.
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