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Facing Life Transitions: Helping Young Children Cope

May 03, 2012 06:30pm -
May 03, 2012 09:00pm

Event Description

Deborah Weinstock-Savoy, PhD, instructor

Change is inevitable - and major life change can be stressful for children.  This workshop will focus on supporting young children (2 to 8 years) who face significant life transitions, such as starting/changing school programs, moving to a different home/community or adjusting to a new family situation.  We will discuss children's common reactions to life transitions, and what professionals can do to help them learn to cope most effectively. We will also explore how adults deal with transitions and can learn to become better role models for managing changes in positive ways.


Participants will be able to identify:

1.             Common life transitions for young children;

2.             Major reasons that transitions  can be stressful for young children;

3.             Individual, developmental, and family factors that put some children at higher risk for difficulty with transitions;

4.             A range of strategies that help children cope with transitions;

5.             Examples of ways that adults can help children develop these positive coping strategies;

6.             Examples of ways that adults can be positive role models for children in coping with transitions.


Program Code: LT25 
2.5 CE Credits/2.5 PDPs/0.25 CEU
Location: at MSPP/Freedman Center, Newton

Deborah Weinstock-Savoy, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist with over 20 years of professional experience working with families and educators. She leads workshops and support groups for the Freedman Center/MSPP in both community and corporate settings. She is an Adjunct Faculty member at MSPP.

Event Type:Continuing Education Program
Category:Early Childhood Professionals
Early registration ends on Jan 11, 2012.
Regular registration starts on Jan 12, 2012 and ends on Apr 23, 2012.
Late registration starts on Apr 24, 2012.



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