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Strategies to Support Families Experiencing Difficult Circumstances

Thu December 8, 2016: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST

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Little boy kissing his Service member mother

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One of the most challenging tasks for many early childhood providers is how to support families who are facing tough, difficult issues like death of a parent, PTSD, abuse, and neglect. Not only do these issues impact the family’s overall functioning and well being and the quality of parents’ interactions with their young children but they also affect the relationship between the family and the early childhood providers (e.g., missed appointments and adversarial interactions). Dr. Carol Trivette will cap her yearlong webinar series sharing resources and discussing evidence-based practices that providers can implement when they are working with military families in particular, who are facing difficult situations. Participants are encouraged to engage and share challenges, resources, and successes they have experienced working with families of young children with disabilities.

Objectives

  • Gain awareness of a variety of difficult circumstances facing military families some of which may also be true of civilian families as well
  • Discover resources and strategies to strengthen and improve their interactions with families facing difficult circumstances
  • Learn about the impact of difficult circumstances on family functioning and child brain development

Presenter

Carol Trivette, Ph.D., earned her degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Child Development and Family Relations. Her research interests focus on identifying evidence-based practices for working with children and families in the areas of responsive parental interactions with their children with disabilities, family-centered practices and family support, and the development of tools and scales to support the implementation of evidence-based practices with fidelity. She is currently an Associate Professor at East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN.

Event Materials

Watch the Recording

Beyond Mandated Reporting (VLE Session 3 2015)

DEC Recommended Practices – Family handout

Additional Resources

Webinar Slides (PDF)

Link to video on slide 15

Link to video on slide 18

Zinger Activity (Slide 41) by N. Younggren & D. Kreager

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