Helping Children Develop Coping Skills

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2018

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There are a lot of demands placed on children in childcare programs. We see many children having trouble managing stress in group settings. This training covers different types of coping difficulties and how they apply to classroom settings. It focuses on how to teach coping skills to children in planned and everyday activities, that you will have the opportunity to practice during the session.

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1

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10

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Age Group: 

2

Target Audience: 

1
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3

DEC Recommended Practices: 

6

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2

Time Matters: How to make scheduling early intervention visits more "Natural"

Conference Year: 

2018

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Please join Dathan Rush and M’Lisa Shelden in a thought-provoking discussion on the critical (non-negotiable) use of real-life routines as the context for early intervention visits in both home and child care settings. The group will engage in a deep dive discussion on how and why use of context-based intervention determines effectiveness of coaching, care provider engagement, and child and family outcomes. Presenters (and participants) will role play joint planning in complicated situations, debrief video examples, and practice how to maximize flexibility when scheduling. The presenters will share detailed information about FAB Scheduling and will also discuss the challenges to fully embracing the belief that early intervention support is NOT a Monday-Friday, 8:00-5:00 occupation! If this notion causes anxiety or trepidation…it’s OKAY, no judgement here, just an open discussion about the undeniable challenges, seemingly insurmountable barriers, AND the irrefutable benefits of scheduling practices that are Flexible, Activity-based, and use Bursts of Support (FAB).

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1

Room: 

10

Topic: 

Age Group: 

1

Target Audience: 

6

DEC Recommended Practices: 

2
3
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7

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2

Building Positive Goal-Oriented Relationships with Families of Young Children with Disabilities

Conference Year: 

2018

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Join the National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (NCPFCE) to explore the role that Positive Goal-Oriented Relationships play in effectively engaging families.  This session will offer definitions, tools, and reflective practice and supervision strategies to help develop positive, ongoing, and goal-oriented relationships with families of children with disabilities.  Participants will engage in interactive discussions about the incorporation of information from the IFSP / IEP process into goal-setting and explore how positive relationship building can inform and expand the IFSP / IEP process and the application of family selected goals.”

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1

Room: 

10

Topic: 

Age Group: 

3

Target Audience: 

6

DEC Recommended Practices: 

4

Repeat from last year?: 

2

Cultural Humility and Family Engagement

Conference Year: 

2018

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Join NCPFCE to discuss ways for fostering strong relationships and partnerships with families of children with disabilities while using cultural humility as a guide.   This session is designed to increase awareness of attitudes, beliefs, and values that influence our daily interactions with families, children, colleagues, and community partners. Activities for this presentation are crafted to encourage self-exploration of personal and professional attitudes and beliefs to reflect on how these experiences may influence our expectations and behaviors.  Participants will explore resources and culturally responsive approaches that can influence perspective and decision-making beside families of children with disabilities. 

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1

Room: 

10

Topic: 

Age Group: 

3

Target Audience: 

6

DEC Recommended Practices: 

4

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2

Whole-School, Trauma-Informed Approaches for Improving Child Wellbeing

Conference Year: 

2018

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There is growing awareness of the high prevalence of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), along with the trauma reactions that can result. This session will delve into the research behind ACEs: the short- and long-term effects for children, the impact on brain development, and how this shows up in school settings. Likewise, we will consider ways that ACEs impact school staff, leading to compassion fatigue and burn-out. But there is much that can be done to promote resilience for staff and students! Presenters will describe approaches at the school and classroom levels to create safe spaces, foster positive climate, proactively support school connections, and build self-regulation skills. Interactive discussion will encourage brainstorming about how to begin this work in your classroom, school, and community.

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1

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10

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Age Group: 

4

Target Audience: 

6

DEC Recommended Practices: 

3
5
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7

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2

Making Inclusion Work in the Trenches : Ongoing Challenges and Supports

Conference Year: 

2018

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This session will highlight practice dilemmas from early intervention practitioners and family members related to inclusive services.   Session participants will have an opportunity to share their dilemmas of practice and problem solve solutions based on recommended practices.  Resources for supporting inclusion for ongoing professional development and support will be shared based on DEC Recommended Practices and other national resources. 

Type: 

1

Room: 

10

Age Group: 

3

Target Audience: 

1
2
4

DEC Recommended Practices: 

4

Repeat from last year?: 

2

Attitudes and Beliefs: Facilitators or Barriers to Inclusive Practice?

Conference Year: 

2018

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Attitudes and beliefs influence our approach to implementing inclusive practice. This session will address how attitudes and beliefs can be viewed using a system’s level perspective from our personal behavior with others including collaborative teaming within individual programs and across programs within communities. Participants will use tools to assess individual and program practices as a vehicle for small and large group discussion activities.

Type: 

1

Room: 

10

Age Group: 

3

Target Audience: 

6

DEC Recommended Practices: 

3
4
7
8

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2

Recommended Practices Modules: Enhancing Your Professional Development on DEC Recommended Practices

Conference Year: 

2018

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Come explore a series of free web-based modules to help pre-service and in-service practitioners work with children with disabilities and their families. Learn from and discuss with faculty and PD providers how you can incorporate the modules into your coursework and professional development opportunities to help learners learn about using the DEC Recommended Practices to support children with disabilities and their families. Support materials for faculty and PD providers include facilitation tips and tools.

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1

Room: 

10

Topic: 

Age Group: 

3

Target Audience: 

1
4
5

DEC Recommended Practices: 

9

Repeat from last year?: 

2

Tales from the Field: Making Sense of Teaching Dual Language Learners

Conference Year: 

2018

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This session invites teachers and administrators of programs with English language learners to come together – sharing insights and strategies for working with culturally and linguistically diverse students and their families. Participants will have multiple opportunities for collaborative dialogue related to their experiences and their current teaching contexts. The presenter will provide brief, practitioner-oriented explanations of language development theory that supports current practices or call for modifications to current approaches for working with young language learners.

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1

Room: 

10

Topic: 

Age Group: 

4

Target Audience: 

2
4

DEC Recommended Practices: 

4
5
6

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2

Building a Network of Knowledge in Early Childhood Education: The Head Start Disabilities Inclusion Network in Action

Conference Year: 

2018

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This session will provide participants with an evidence base for using virtual Communities of Practice (CoP) and online platforms as tools to offer, support and extend professional development and training opportunities. The Head Start Disabilities Inclusion Network, facilitated by the National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching and Learning (NCECDTL), will be highlighted as an example. Best practices and lessons learned from the Network for sharing and exchanging of knowledge, onboarding and engaging members, facilitating and sustaining, and monitoring and evaluating CoPs will be discussed. Strategies for utilizing available applications and free programs will also be provided.

Type: 

1

Room: 

10

Topic: 

Age Group: 

3

Target Audience: 

1
4

DEC Recommended Practices: 

9

Repeat from last year?: 

2

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