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Conference on teaching children with emotional, behavioral issues


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HSC Workshops is presenting a conference for conference for teachers, administrators, social workers, counselors, and psychologists focused on evidence-based classroom strategies that really make a difference in Classroom Management and Effective Teaching of Children and Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioral Problems.

A dynamic course…

filled with PRACTICAL, REALISTIC STRATEGIES you can use immediately

“This day was packed with ideas I’ll be able to use tomorrow in school. Well worth my time.”  Brenda Tisdall, High School English Teacher

“Good information from people who know what it is like to have my job.”  Barry Stivers, Elementary School Teacher

Many children have emotional or behavioral problems that present special challenges for teachers and others in school. This workshop will provide you with strategies to enhance learning, build self-esteem and control disruptive and otherwise troublesome behavior of students with emotional and behavioral problems.

We will discuss the causes of these problems (conduct disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, ADHD, depression and bipolar disorder, bullying, societal violence, parental mismanagement, among others) and, on this foundation, build practical strategies to maintain behavioral control and teach effectively.

When & Where:

Phoenix, AZ Thursday, February 13, 2014  Hilton Hotel (near airport) 2435 S. 47th Street 85034

Time: 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM (lunch noon- 1:00 is on your own)   Registration: 7:30 – 8:00 

Cost: $164/person  

DISCOUNTS: Small group discounts are available for registrations received together. Two people registered together pay $154 each.  For groups of three to five people, each pays $139 and for groups of six or more the registration fee is $129 per person.

Dear Participant;

Please join us for this timely, informative workshop. In addition to being seminar leaders, we taught for many years. We know the challenges you face. We know that there seem to be more and more students with behavior problems and many of the problems are more severe. It can be difficult to get parent cooperation or even the full corporation of your colleagues sometimes. We know you are busy. Join us and we will make good use of your time. You can expect to return to your classroom with practical tools. Over 97% of our participants say this program “met” or “exceeded” expectations.

We will help you understand the difference between behavior problems and discipline problems because each requires different approaches for management. We will clarify the difference between discipline and punishment and discuss specific instances where each is most effective. We will discuss anxiety and depression because these problems may not be obvious, but often underlie learning and behavior problems. And we know perfectly well that, to be practical, management strategies have to be cost effective in terms of time so we will stress effective brief intervention techniques in day-to-day behavior management.

Ronald Friedman /course instructor

Course Objectives

At the completion of this conference, participants will be able to:

1. Describe a series of specific strategies to improve behavior of children and adolescents with behavioral problems

2. Set clear, focused behavioral goals for behavioral change

3. List the 6 main causes of behavioral problems in children and adolescents

4. Distinguish discipline from punishment and behavior problems from discipline problems

5. Develop an effective behavior management program for the disruptive child

6. Explain the specific implications for behavior management strategies of the different causes of behavior problems

7. Set up more effective behavior modification programs

8. Explain the relationship of self-esteem to behavior problems and describe simple strategies to enhance self-esteem

9. Develop effective strategies to work with defensive and resistant parents

10. Determine which behavioral problems can be dealt with effectively in school and those that require outside intervention

THE INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Ronald Friedman is a child psychologist. He has worked in public schools for many years and has experience working with over 1500 troubled children, adolescents and their families. He has also been Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Iowa College of Medicine and Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Psychology at the University of Toronto and the Ontario Institute for Studies In Education.  He is also a consultant to special education departments in numerous school districts. He is the author of over 50 articles published in education, psychology and medical journals and is the co-author of the books, Attention Deficit Disorder and Hyperactivity and Management of Children and Adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

TO REGISTER: Register online at  www.hscseminars.orgFor questions email,  info@hscseminars.org.