Who Should Attend: Teachers, CASA Volunteers, police, social workers, Juvenile Services staff, Boys and Girls Club staff, YMCA staff, SPARK Squad staff, parents, adoptive parents & foster parents and anyone who works with youth.
What Will You Learn: Types and Causes of Emotional Distress /What is happening in the child’s brain during distress/How the child’s physiological state impacts distress/ Importance of Caregiver emotional control/ How to build attunement and use positive discipline / How to promote emotional regulation
About the Presenter: Dr. Rob Lusk earned his Ph.D. at UCLA and since 1983 has been Clinical Director of The Baby Fold in Normal, Illinois. The Baby Fold is a mental health education and social service agency with 18 programs to assist children and their families. He is a recognized national speaker on the topic of understanding and treating trauma and an active researcher on seeking effective interventions with traumatized youth.
Registration Fee: $50
Thursday June 17, 2021 11 a.m. Bridging SEL Assessments and Programs
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What Makes a Parent Great?
Trust in themselves
They care deeply
Adapt to challenges
Lean on others
From hard feelings to bad memories, some parents worry that the relationships they had with their own parents will dictate the parent they will become—that they will fall victim to the very practices of their own parents that did not work for them as a child. However, what is misunderstood is that nature has a way of preparing us for caretaking despite the examples we are provided! While wonderful role models are helpful for shaping a new parent, poor ones don’t define our parenting potential. The idea that you had to have an idyllic childhood to become a good parent is a harmful message that disempowers parents and casts doubt on their ability to rise to the occasion.
Ask yourself: what is a “great” parent? In your list of attributes, you probably didn’t include one who never makes mistakes or one who always lives up to their intentions. Even a great parent can sometimes struggle to find enough warmth to give or can feel frustrated with all the sacrifices that come with parenting.
Unicorn fizz - A Magical Way To Practice Fine Motor Skills
This super-simple science experiment takes only a few supplies to set up and will engage your child…while sneaking in some science and fine-motor skills. It’s truly “magical!”
• plate, bowl, or foil trays
• baking soda
• plain white vinegar
• paint cups
• food coloring or liquid watercolor
• plastic pipettes or medicine droppers
Prepare ahead of time and pour the white vinegar into the small paint cups. Next, add a few drops of liquid watercolor or food color to each cup. Add a pipette to each cup. Finally, set out the trays, baking soda, and prepared cups
Invite your child to come and sprinkle the baking powder and glitter into the tray. Demonstrate how to use the pipette and show how to squeeze the liquid out. Watch the excitement on his face when he adds the vinegar to the baking soda.
Shh! Don’t Tell Him That He’s Practicing Writing!
Tripod grasp is intentionally used to make the eye droppers function. He need to use the tripod grasp to gently pinch the dropper, release to suck up the fluid, hold the dropper without letting the fluid release, then squeeze it again to release it over the baking soda. The child has to repeat this motion dozens of times to do the experiment, all the while strengthening those very important fine-motor skills.
But Wait, It’s SCIENCE Too?
This activity can also be incorporated as a science lesson! The chemical reaction of the vinegar (an acid) combining with the baking soda (a base) releases carbon dioxide (which is the “fizz”). While this might be a little advanced for your pre-schooler, there is no harm in giving him this information too.
Encourage your child to examine what happens when the different puddles mix and blend. Usage of primary colours works best to teach the concept of colour mixing.
Those who live with the after-effects of severe childhood trauma understand well how it feels to be continually on the lookout for danger. Some experience this as hypervigilance feeling unsafe no matter who they are with or where they are in life.