Thursday, October 5, 2017

Parent Workshop: Helping Your Behaviorally Challenging Child

Gain insight into your children’s difficult-to-manage behaviors during this workshop for parents presented by Debra Ann Afarian, a certified Think:Kids practitioner.

Screaming, swearing, crying, hitting, kicking, spitting and biting: These are some of the challenging behaviors we see in kids who are having difficulty meeting our expectations as parents. These behaviors often leave parents feeling frustrated, angry, overwhelmed and desperate for answers. 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 parents insight into what might be getting in the way for your child, causing episodes of challenging behavior, while you learn how to teach to the 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 parents of 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: Parents
Location: Quail Hill Community Center, 39 Shady Canyon Drive, Irvine
Date: Thursday, Nov. 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $15 Irvine residents, $20 for non-residents
Register: Registeration is required, and available on a first-come, first-served basis online at irvinequickreg.org (course #190655) or by calling 949-724-6610.

For more information, call 949-724-6632.