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The Language of Behaviour: Separating the Child from the Behaviour, For Ado...
Sun, 28 May 2017, 9:00 AM – Sun, 4 Jun 2017, 4:00 PM ADT
We will look at how behaviour is a language...it communicates how a child is feeling, coping, or not coping in their environment. It also reveals much about the child's developmental capability (do they understand their feelings and can they express them, can they problem solve adaptively, can they deal with disappointment/frustration, do they understand how their behaviour impacts others?). By learning to read the behaviour we can be proactive in our approach and support the development of adaptive coping and life skills (both necessities of life that are related to positive developmental outcomes).
Part of this program will look at the adoptive experience from both the parent and child's perspective, underlying dynamics that fuel behavioural issues (such as trauma history and attachment issues, anxiety, sensory issues, and arousal dysregulation issues), and ways we can as caregivers support the development of resilience in our children.
This event runs over 2 Sundays from 9am to 4pm. There will be a one hour break for lunch, where you can stay and eat a lunch you have brought or go out for lunch. This course is capped at 20 participants.
Tanya White RSW, has her own business called Avenues to Insight and offers professional training and consultation services to individuals and organizations. She is a registered social worker and a mother of 6 with 3 sons on the autism spectrum, and has experience working with parents, educators and organizations working to improve socially inclusive practices for children who are vastly misunderstood.
This event is open to Adoptive Parents and Pre Adoptive (in the process or waiting) only.