Free Webinar: "Why are you doing that? And how can I help? Supporing positive behavior in youth
Have you ever struggled to get youth to engage in your program? Ever had to deal with an unruly child that just won't follow directions? Believe me, we've all been there! This can be frustrating for both you and them, and their misbehavior can keep youth from getting the full benefit of the activities you're providing.
So what do you do? This webinar will help participants understand the root causes of behavior, and will provide a framework for how youth programs can support and promote positive behavior in youth of all abilities or disabilities. You'll leave with a greater understanding of what behavior means, how to address it, and ways programs can proactively bring out the best in their participants.
About the presenter: Emily Elliott is the Residential Life Coordinator at The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, a nonprofit organization in Connecticut dedicated to providing “a different kind of healing” to seriously ill children and their families throughout the Northeast, free of charge. It’s a community that celebrates the fun, friendship, and spirit of childhood, where every kid can “raise a little hell.” As the residential life coordinator, Emily works with other camp staff to ensure that the social, emotional, and behavioral needs of all campers are being met in a safe and supportive way. Prior to working for THITWGC, Emily was a milieu counselor at The Manville School in Boston providing therapeutic support for students who experience emotional, neurological, and/or learning difficulties.