GAL District 26 – Charlotte “Understanding Difficult Behaviors, Part 1”
November 1 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pmFree
Caring for a youth with a history of trauma and loss can present unique challenges for even the most experienced professional, parent, or caregiver. Understanding the impact of trauma on brain development and behavior is crucial to effectively supporting children who have experienced trauma. Having strategies that work to help children calm during crisis as well as techniques to help discipline trauma related behaviors are essential to a child’s healing process. This two-part interactive workshop will provide professionals with the information, tools, and resources needed to identify, understand and manage difficult behaviors to better support parents and other caregivers. Participants will apply their new skills and knowledge to case examples for practical experience.
Meet the Trainer
Michelle Calvert, MPA, Professional Trainer and NC Certified Parent Educator, has worked in the child welfare field for over 18 years. She holds a BA degree in Sociology and a master’s degree in Public Administration, both from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Michelle is passionate about her work with children and families and dedicated to the fulfillment of the Children’s Home Society of North Carolina’s mission, “to promote the right of every child to a permanent, safe permanent, safe and loving family.”