Helping the Behaviorally Challenging Child: Child Care Provider Workshop

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 9:30am - 11:30am

Caregivers of elementary-age children can learn to look at difficult-to-manage behaviors in a new way during this workshop presented by Debra Ann Afarian, a certified Think:Kids practitioner. 

Adult/child power struggles can leave both parties frustrated, with adults wondering how it could have gone differently. Behavioral difficulties are the leading causes of teacher stress and parent/caregiver burnout. Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) offers a new way to understand and help all children, regardless of diagnosis, especially those with difficult-to-manage behaviors. CPS is an evidence-based, best-practice approach that will help give child care providers insight into what might be getting in the way for those with behavioral challenges, while learning to teach to the child's lagging skills.

Based in part on the work of Dr. Stuart Ablon and Dr. Ross Greene's "Treating Explosive Kids: The Collaborative Problem Solving Approach," this presentation will educate individuals who work with elementary-age children on how to guide kids to avoid meltdowns and gain lagging skills, and improve adult/child communication. Each participant will receive a copy of Greene's book "The Explosive Child."

Audience: Early care and education professionals
Location: Quail Hill Community Center, 39 Shady Canyon Drive, Irvine
Date: Thursday, Oct. 19, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Fee: $15 for those living or working in Irvine, $20 for non-residents
Register: Please call 949-724-6632 for more information. View and fill out the registration application here.