Stress Detectives and Safe Harbors: Helping Children Feel Secure

Conference Year: 

2020

Primary Speaker name: 

To view the video recording of this 2020 Virtual Inclusion Institute session, click here!

Whether we are leading a group of three-year-olds, leading a district of Kindergarten teachers, or leading an IEP meeting, we are often called upon to recognize and reduce the things that cause others to shift into fight, flight, freeze, or faint mode. In a nutshell, we are called upon to hone our ability to notice what is going on inside and around us and to ensure those we serve not only survive, but thrive. 

During this webinar, Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak draws upon attachment science and explores how it is critical that we take action to ensure all children feel safe, seen, soothed, and have secure attachments. She explores the idea of being a "stress detective” and how to navigate challenges that allow us to reimagine early care and educational practices that emphasize relationships and wholeness, especially for children with diverse abilities and their families. Following the webinar, you’ll have tons of practical strategies for creating “safe harbors” and tools for helping children (and the adults who serve them) manage energy and tensions (a.k.a. self-regulate). 

Access the webinar with the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CfNF7o1mHE  

Question and Answer Session 

The question and answer session is an extension of the conversation around the webinar, Stress Detectives and Safe Harbors: Helping Children Feel Secure. Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak answers questions and more deeply explores how to take action to ensure all children feel safe, seen, soothed, and secure. Find related resources here.   

Type: 

Concurrent

Room: 

Unassigned