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YWCA NH

72 Concord Street

Manchester, NH 03109

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In this 3-Part Training Series for Winter 2017 the focus will be on challenging behavior through interactive discussion, sharing latest resources, research and developing strategies to support early childhood professionals in their work with children with challenging behavior through a strengths based lens.

Research shows that challenging behavior is at the top of the list for causes related to teacher stress, preschool expulsion and delays in development and learning. Through learning and discussion we will work together to develop insights and strategies to manage challenging behaviors effectively.

Session 1:

Time Out is for Teachers

In this two hour session we will explore:

  • What is challenging behavior?
  • Social emotional development 101
  • Environmental vs. biological causes
  • Common biological cognitive disorders that impact behavior
  • What are practice strategies to address behavior in classrooms
  • Pyramid Model Approach-Using TACSEI as a tool and support


Session 2:

Keeping Them Close

In this two hour session we wil explore:

  • The impact of trauma and adverse childhood experiences on the developing child
  • Interventions and strategies for working with children and their families who have experienced trauma
  • Attachment theory and how it impacts functioning in the learning, play and community environment
  • What is toxic stress and an overstimulated stress response system?


Session 3:

No Warning Label Needed

In this two hour session we will bring together:

  • Learned concepts from Session 1 and Session 2
  • Managing common pitfalls to addressing challenging behavior in a variety of settings
  • Methods for understanding yourself: emotional intelligence, memory and experiene
  • Resources and opportunities to support practice
  • Family engagement strategies that are meaningful

The cost for this 3 part series is $35.00 or $12.00 a session

Registration includes: individual professional development certificates for each session, handouts and resourcce materials and snacks!

Tickets are non refundable but transferable

This training counts towards the annual requirement of professional development hours by the NH Child Care Licensing Unit.

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