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No Such Thing as a Bad Kid: Understanding & Responding to Kids with Emotional/Behavioral Challenges

No Such Thing as a Bad Kid Understanding and Responding to Kids with Emotional & Behavioral Challenges Using a Positive, Trauma-Informed, Strength-Based Approach

Two repeat sessions will be offered.

Strength-based practice is an emerging approach to guiding at-risk children, youth, and families that is exceptionally positive and inspiring. Its focus is on strength-building rather than flaw-fixing. It begins with the belief that every young person has or can develop strengths and utilize past successes to mitigate problem behavior and enhance academic and social functioning.

This presentation will highlight many of the key principles and techniques of this transforming modality. Areas covered include: What is strength-based practice & the power of a positive attitude & culture: the effects of trauma and positive emotions on the brain: mindset changing; strength-based communication principles and techniques including reframing; using solution-focused questions, positive-predicting and inspirational metaphors; self-esteem building & activities for at-risk children and youth; how to help cognitively inflexible kids; the importance of being family-friendly; why, how and when to use incentive plans; the importance of controlling personal emotions (i.e., managing number one first); respectful, relationship-based limit setting; and a host of creative cognitive behavioral strategies.

Instructor: Charlie Applestein

4/23/18 @ 8:00-4:30, Bettendorf AEA
4/24/18 @ 8:00-4:30, Eagle Point Lodge, Clinton

To register for the evening session, Helping Your Kids Be All They Can Be!, click here.

To learn more about Charlie Applestein, click here.

Up to 7.5 hours CEUs available at no cost based on signed attendance log; not for teacher or paraeducator relicensure credit.
Registrants are responsible for verifying the appropriateness of workshop content from their licensing organization. Certificate of completion will be given upon completion of the workshop/course.


For more information, contact Betsy Justis at 1-563-344-6481, 1-800-947-2329 extension 6481, or email .

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