Trying Differently: A Positive Approach to Challenging Behaviours
Date(s) - Jul 15, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Online, YMCA CCRR
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Most parenting and professional approaches to challenging behaviours do not recognize brain development and the power of relationships. Instead, interventions often target presenting behaviours for change. Trying differently means to expand our range of options and move from punishing behaviours to understanding them, and to change the environment and our expectations of the children/youth. This workshop is designed to help parents shift from changing the child’s behaviour to reframing perceptions, changing the way they respond to the behaviour and developing appropriate and effective support strategies. We will also explore the key role of relationship in addressing challenging behaviours.
- Child Growth and Development
- Child Health and Wellbeing
- Cultural Safety
- Family Support
- Professional Ethics & Practice
- Service System: CCRR
Suitable for early learning professionals and parents of children 1-5 years of age.
Professional Development Certificate
Professional Development Certificate Credit Hours
$10.00 members, $15.00 non-members
Registration Contact Email
Registration Contact Phone Number
604-931-3400 Ext. 0
Malgosia Tomanik, M.Ed., is a Family Consultant who specializes in supporting children from preschool to high school age and their parents/caregivers in a variety of environments, including homes, school, and childcare settings. Malgosia is experienced in addressing concerns associated with the daily challenges of caring for a child/youth who requires support, including helping to make sense of difficult behaviour and supporting the big people for each child in finding a way through. Malgosia also works as an FASD Key Worker with the Fraser Valley Child Development Centre. Her educational experiences have included a Certificate in Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities; courses in Adult Education, University of Victoria, BC and a master’s degree in Education, University of Szczecin, Poland.