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Children Under Stress, Part 3: Responding When Children are Aggressive
November 19, 2013 at 2:00 pm-3:00 pm EST
CE credit is not available for this webinar.
Part 1 of our “Children Under Stress” series explained the experience of stress in young children as a result of the changes inherent to military family life and why it is expressed in their behavior. In Part 2, we learned why some children express that stress in “internalizing” behaviors, and how child care providers can respond with empathy and age-appropriate support. In this final segment of the series, we focus on children who turn their stress outward, in “externalizing” behaviors that can be disruptive and difficult to deal with in the child care setting.
- What “externalizing” behaviors are
- Why some children are more apt to respond by lashing out
- How child care professionals can help these children learn to cope with overwhelming emotions and control explosive impulses
- Practical strategies for providing support in the context of group care
- Tips for working with parents when children are externalizing their distress.
John Kinsel, MS, LPPC-S
John has been providing Early Childhood Mental Health Services for more than 28 years. He is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a master’s degree in Child Development. John is currently the Director of Mental Health Services for the Miami Valley Child Development Centers, a group of more than 50 Head Start and Early Head Start programs in the communities and counties surrounding Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. In his previous work as an Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist in Ohio, he provided mental health consultation to child care programs and practitioners throughout west central Ohio. John has also been active at the state level, promoting the importance of early attention to the emotional and social needs of very young children.