REGISTRATION CLOSED - Bridging the Relationship Gap: Becoming an Ally for Children Facing Adversity
Wednesday, September 19 | 6 CEHs | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm | $179
Maplewood Community Center, 2100 White Bear Avenue, Maplewood, MN 55109
Children who have endured stressful experiences in their young lives may be especially challenging to work with. They may be overly disruptive or withdrawn. However, early in life, children are especially resilient to stress and can recover from trauma and adversity through supportive relationships with consistent and caring adults. So how can we bridge the relationship gap with children facing early adversity? In this presentation, the presenter will share scientific research and practical strategies from her award-winning book Bridging the Relationship Gap. She will address one-on-one relationship-based therapeutic techniques that help build children’s resilience to experiences of trauma and stress. Participants will have the opportunity to practice these techniques with one another to see how these strategies can work. The presenter will also address contextual and societal challenges such as historical trauma and will share promising organization-level practices that can shape early care environments to promote student learning and success.
• Learn what research tells us about how stress and trauma affect the developing brain, and how experiences like historical trauma contribute to young children’s challenges.
• Identify strategies they can use to build strong relationships and approach children’s challenging behaviors in a trauma-sensitive way.
• Observe how relationship-based therapeutic techniques work through the use of video role-play examples that model these strategies in action.
• Practice using these modeled relationship-based therapeutic techniques with other attendees through a roleplaying activity.
• Gain insight into how infusing trauma-sensitive approaches can change learning environments to promote student resilience and learning.
Sarah Langworthy, PhD, Consultant
Level: Basic | For: Professionals & Parents