Child Centered Strategies for Supporting Families

David Brown, MSW - President, Family Initiative | Anjali Van Drie, MA MSW BCBA - Vice President, Family Initiative | Joe Watson - Foster Dad | Xiomara Turner, MSW CWLC - Program Manager of Licensing, Citrus Family Care Network | Paul Vernon - Treasurer, Florida FAPA | Tami Rucker - Adoptive Mom & Behavior Analyst

June 05, 2021

Training Description

Children from hard places manifest the trauma they have experienced in many different ways. Caregivers report the child in their care acting out in ways such as running away, lying, stealing, and arguing but also with children who shut down, become isolated, and stop communicating. Despite the services and trainings available to support families, caregivers often report they continue to feel unprepared and not provided with adequate tools to support children who display significant intensity of behaviors in their home display. This panel will provide a brief overview of recent media events highlighting caregiver’s responses to the behaviors of the children in their homes and engage participants in a discussion in approaches to assist in the moment. The panel will be interactive, providing a significant question and answer segment as well.