Partners In Learning Blog Team

Partners In Learning Blog Team
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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Managing your Child's Challenging Behavior (CSEFEL)

Do you have trouble getting your young child’s challenging behavior under control?
If so, we can help! Come join us!

The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) is a fantastic national resource that is available to teachers, parents, and all types of care givers of children birth to age 5. CSEFEL offers support that is based on research and evidence-based practices which guide children toward a better social emotional development as well as toward school readiness.

If your child is 5 years old or younger and you have been having trouble managing their challenging behavior, you could possibly benefit from this training.
TOMORROW, Monday, March 5th is the first night of this FREE six-week series of training for parents. We will be meeting at Partners In Learning each night from tomorrow until April 9th from 6:30-8:30 pm.
Did I mention this is a FREE training? Childcare is also provided free upon request. Light refreshments will be provided. If you do plan on attending, please call us at 704-638-9020 and let us know you will be attending and whether or not you will need childcare.  
We will help you to understand your child’s challenging behavior and will give you the tools and support for helping you reduce or eliminate your child’s challenging behavior.

A little preview what we will be learning about through the six-week series:
CSEFEL provides us with The Pyramid Model for Supporting Social Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children. With the access to an extensive amount of training and resources available through their website, early care providers and parents can use the information from this model to implement into their daily lives with their children.
The model includes a foundation of an effective workforce in addition to three separate levels of focused prevention.
The first level, which involves the need for universal promotion, involves the social development of all children. This level encompasses both nurturing and responsive relationships, in addition to high quality supportive environments.
The next prevention level includes the provision of targeted social emotional supports to children at risk of challenging behavior.
Finally, the tip of the pyramid is the tertiary level which describes the need to provide individualized and intensive interventions to the very small number of children with persistent challenges.

Some great information and tools that will be shared with you include learning about the social skills that children need for learning and success. Some of these skills include:
o   Getting along with others
o   Following directions
o   Identifying and regulating one’s emotions and behavior
o   Engaging in social conversation and cooperative play

We will also learn about the tremendous amount of resources that are available through the CSEFEL website such as, Scripted Stories for Social Situations, Tools for Working on “Building Relationships,” and Tools for Developing Behavior Support Plans.
If you have found any of this information interesting or you feel like you and your child could benefit from this training, please join us! We will learn a whole lot and have bunches of fun while we're at it! You can't miss this opportunity!

Katherine Zink, Community Inclusion Assistant

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