Understanding and Addressing Children’s Challenging Behaviors

This workshop is geared toward adults who support children in a variety of contexts, and is open to school social workers, guidance counselors, mental health professionals, educators, and parents.

Some children demonstrate challenging behaviors that call for different types of approaches than those typically employed.  This workshop will explore ways to understand and address various types of challenging behaviors as they present in both home and school.  Emphasis will be placed on understanding challenging behaviors in order to know how to address them in an intentional, constructive manner. For example, a particular behavior such as inability to focus in class may stem from a number of different root causes. One child might be distracted by immediate circumstances, another might have a language processing issue, and a third might suffer from chronic anxiety.  We will explore how to assess the cause of particular challenging behaviors and the ways in which assessment and intervention are integrally related.  Participants will increase their understanding of the children they support and will come away with a wider repertoire of options for addressing the challenging behaviors of these youngsters.

Date: Tuesday, November 21
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Tuition: $140
CE Contact Hours for NYS: 5
CEUs for NASW – CT: 5

  • Understanding and Addressing Children's Challenging Behaviors
    November 21, 2017
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm