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Best Practices Inc and Judy Harris Helm Provide Training on Children and Families in Crisis

CFC 1: Creating Supportive Classrooms, Day Care Centers and Homes for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma or Violence.
Audience: Teachers, Associate Teachers, and Administrators of early childhood, kindergarten and elementary programs. 3 hours

This 1/2 day or three hour session focuses on caregivers and teachers with children who have been traumatized or who have experienced a disaster in their classroom or program. Participants learn how to create an environment where children can feel comfortable and can heal. Guidelines are given for deciding when to ask for help and how to talk to children about difficult topics.


CFC 2: Supporting Children Who Have Experienced Disasters, Trauma or Violence
Audience: Teachers, Associate Teachers, and Administrators of early childhood, kindergarten and elementary programs. 1 day

This full day training provides information for caregivers on how to support children who have experienced a disaster. Information includes ideas for creating an environment where children can feel comfortable and can heal; how to use play and other ways for children to express feelings and guidelines; how to talk with children about their feelings and how to decide when to ask for help.


CFC 1 Working with Children and Families in Crisis
Audience: Teachers, Associate Teachers, and Administrators of early childhood, kindergarten and elementary classrooms (Note: This session is designed for teachers and classroom personnel - not for social workers or others who have training in crisis intervention or counseling)
Two Days


This two-day workshop provides background information and professional development experiences to support staff who work with a high percentage of children in poverty, children who have had traumatic experiences, or children whose families are under significant stress from such crises as substance abuse, domestic violence, and incarceration. The workshop focuses on identifying our roles in supporting and working with families in crisis, the long-term effects of trauma and violence on brain development, how program climate can reduce stress, and how to connect with agencies and organizations that provide direct services for these crises. Emphasis is placed on collaboration skills and organizing for stress reduction. A section of the workshop is devoted to reducing stress in staff and the working environment.


CFC 4: Maintaining Your Positive Outlook When the Going Gets Tough
Audience: Teachers, Associate Teachers, and Administrators of early childhood, kindergarten and elementary programs. 3 hours

One of the most difficult problems of supporting children and families in crisis is the emotional toll it takes on staff.This 1/2 day or three hour session is for front line staff who are in stressful environments working with children and families in crisis. It focuses on reducing vulnerability to stress, finding ways to relieve stress, and recognizing when enough is enough. A Stress Skills Self-Test and a Professional Stress Test provide insight into each participants' ability to handle stress.

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