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Autism Workshop Series: Looking Beyond Behaviors to Support Children’s Social and Emotional Development

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September 18, 2021 @ 8:00 am 9:30 am CDT


Sept 18th 2021

Time: 1:00PM-2:30PM

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Cost: $10

Meraki Institute of Learning

Workshop Details

This training will introduce a new approach to solving children’s behavioral challenges, focusing on building a child’s foundation for emotional and behavioral control and moving beyond paradigms that focus on compliance and surface behaviors.

Dr. Delahooke will describe behaviors as the tip of the iceberg, important signals that we should address by seeking to understand a child’s individual differences in the overarching context of relational safety.

Featuring helpful worksheets and charts, this training will provide educators, parents, early childhood interventionists, and providers across disciplines tools and techniques to reduce behavioral challenges and promote psychological resilience and satisfying, secure relationships.

Workshop Objectives

  • Understand the “Developmental Iceberg” and how it helps us discover how to support each child and family’s individual needs
  • Understand the 4 states of the nervous system that inform us what to do in real time when managing children’s behavioral challenges
  • Describe how caregivers, providers and teachers can use the “therapeutic use of self” when working with vulnerable children, regardless of their diagnosis
  • Describe the paradigm shift that is beginning across the country based on neuroscience research of the past

All proceeds from this event will be used to benefit the Iowa City Autism Community

Mona Delahooke, PhD
Mona Delahooke, PhD

Mona Delahooke, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist with more than 30 years of experience caring for children and their families. She is a senior faculty member of the Profectum Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting families of neurodiverse children, adolescents and adults. She is a trainer for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health.
Dr. Delahooke holds the highest level of endorsement in the field of infant and
toddler mental health in California, as a Reflective Practice Mentor (RPM). She is a frequent speaker, trainer, and consultant to parents, organizations, schools, and public agencies. Dr. Delahooke has dedicated her career to promoting compassionate, relationship-based interventions for children and families exposed to trauma and those with developmental, behavioral, emotional, and learning differences.
She is the author of the Best-Selling Beyond Behaviors: Using Brain Science and Compassion to Understand and Solve Children’s Behavioral Challenges (PESI, 2019), which won the Gold Medal 2020 Award from the Independent Book Publisher’s Association, and Social and Emotional Development in Early Intervention: A Skills Guide for Working with Children (PESI, 2017).

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