May 24, 2024 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Aulneau Renewal Centre 228 Hamel Ave

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Confident Responses for Big Behaviors: Knowing How To Help When Kids Are In Crisis - In-Person $225 Tickets are sold out.
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Facilitator: Rebecca Prathipati, M.SC., R.S.W.


More information: Confident Responses for Big Behaviors

It is difficult to know what to do in those moments when a child is so dysregulated that their behavior is disrupting other children and creating safety concerns. When a child frequently responds this way, caregivers can find themselves unsure of how to support the child in becoming regulated and ensure everybody’s safety. This workshop assumes that participants already understand that behaviors are communicating needs, and that children often cannot regulate independently.

This workshop specifically looks at Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and other neurodiverse presentations which can compound the challenges in addressing behavior (e.g., executive functioning differences, defiance, anger, lack of trust, impulsivity, indiscriminate affection, social difficulties, dysregulated emotions, sensory processing challenges, etc.) from a trauma-responsive, attachment lens.

Participants will gain an understanding of “crisis”, considering its contexts and triggers from a neurological fear-response lens. Front-line caregivers will dive into research-based strategies for managing crisis behavior in various environments, paying particular attention to felt-safety for all involved. Participants will feel more prepared to develop safety plans with care teams and youth, and will be encouraged to reflect on their own experiences of crisis and the impacts on them and their own well-being, while caring for children impacted by attachment loss and trauma.