What Are Children Trying to Tell Us When They're Acting Out?

Health Federation of Philadelphia

Instructor: Laura Hinds MSW, LCSW
4/11/16 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time

Act 48 & PQAS credits available - Course Fee - $14

There is no doubt that there is little more frustrating than a problematic child in a classroom. What if, however, we received their behavior as communication rather than opposition? This workshop spends time discussing various problematic behaviors that children present and the messages coded within these behaviors. This workshop empowers teachers to engage with these students in more productive and less stress-inducing ways and provides practical strategies to integrate into classroom practice.

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the underlying messages within children’s challenging behaviors
  • Identify their own “hot buttons” and how these personal sensitivities might be pushed by the behavior of children
  • Use at least three strategies to use in the classroom to address challenging behaviors and to honor the messages children are trying to communicate within these behaviors.

Training provided by the Health Federation of Philadelphia's Multiplying Connections Initiative through a grant from Philadelphia Health Management Corporation's  (PHMC) Southeast Regional Key (SERK) Program

Registration is open to all, and is done online through the PaKeys.org. You will need to create a login through PaKeys to register.

Questions? Call or Email Monica Sullivan 215-977-8990     msullivan@healthfederation.org

For the full 2015-2016 Health Federation Keystone Stars course catalog click here - Early Childhood Education Course Catalog


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