Dr. Black was the earliest and greatest voice for children whose parents suffered from alcoholism beginning with the publication of her world-renowned early book (and recently updated and re-published) -- It Will Never Happen to Me. Since its publication in the early 80s, it has been translated and distributed in multiple languages across the globe. She has been a continuous educator to succeeding generations working to help children impacted by parental addiction. Dr. Black will be joined by addiction experts Dr. Hoover Adger and Jerry Moe.
This webinar series made available by the Office for Victims of Crime and the National Association for Children of Addiction.
August 11, 10am - 12pm on Zoom
UNDERSTANDING & HELPING EMOTIONALLY DISTRESSED YOUTH and CHILDREN
Join us for a virtual training on August 11 where Dr. Lusk will discuss several important topics related to emotionally distressed youth including:
Types and causes of emotional distress
What happens in a child's brain during distress
How a child's physiological state impacts distress
How to build attunement and use positive discipline
Physical punishment doesn’t improve a child’s behavior or social competence, and in fact, it can make behavior worse, according to a new study published June 28, 2021, in The Lancet.
Spanking and hitting can also harm a child’s development and well-being, the authors wrote.
“Parents hit their children because they think doing so will improve their behavior,”
Physical punishment is increasingly viewed as a form of violence that harms children. This narrative review summarizes the findings of 69 prospective longitudinal studies to inform practitioners and policy makers about physical punishment's outcomes. Our review identified seven key themes. First, physical punishment consistently predicts increases in child behavior problems over time. Second, physical punishment is not associated with positive outcomes over time. Third, physical punishment increases the risk of involvement with child protective services. Fourth, the only evidence of children eliciting physical punishment is for externalizing behavior. Fifth, physical punishment predicts worsening behavior over time in quasi-experimental studies. Sixth, associations between physical punishment and detrimental child outcomes are robust across child and parent characteristics. Finally, there is some evidence of a dose–response relationship. The consistency of these findings indicates that physical punishment is harmful to children and that policy remedies are warranted.
When managing challenging behaviors in young children, using guidance is about building an encouraging setting for every child. It means helping young children understand they can learn from their mistakes, and how. To give this help successfully, it is important to build relationships with every child. It is only when children know and trust teachers in day-to-day interactions that they will listen to them when conflicts happen. What do you do when conflicts arise, and you want to use guidance? Read two illustrations of guidance at work: NAEYC.org/discipline-guidance
Researchers have begun to get a sense of the ways our brains have been altered by 18 months of social distancing and uncertainty (literally, physically in the case of some people who received treatment for serious Covid infections and showed reduced gray matter volume).