WEBINAR: Rethinking Challenging Kids and Staff
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WEBINAR: Rethinking Challenging Kids and Staff

Young adults on our staff and our students/campers alike are arriving with more anxiety, more behavioral challenges and more complex socio-emotional profiles. Experience the dramatic mindset shift of Collaborative Problem Solving (R) that has transformed entire teams and schools. Learn the basics of this skill building model that has shown to have a profound effect in developing a more empathetic and functional team/community culture.

When: Tuesday, March 31, 2020
1:00 PM EST
Where: Zoom Webinar
United States
Presenter: Maggie Magner, Director of Summer and Auxiliary Programs, The Fenn School
Contact: Nat Saltonstall

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In order to better serve children in our programs and young adults on our staff, we must rethink our approach to socio-emotional development and challenging behaviors. In this session participants will learn the research around the foundational understanding that "kids do well if they can" rather than "kids do well if they want to". We'll review the tools of regulation necessary to effectively problem solve with your students/campers or staff, and how to garner accountability without external motivators like rewards and punishments. Based on the work of Dr. Stuart Ablon at the Think:Kids center at MGH in Boston, participants will leave with a better understanding of how lagging skills get in the way of success, and a simple conversational model of how to build skills and deepen relational trust and community. The presenter will offer specific language, a clear format, and great handouts/next steps to facilitate a tangible shift in how we think and feel about challenging behaviors and needy staff.



Maggie Magner

Director of Auxiliary Programs

The Fenn School

Concord, MA