When Young Children Need Help: Consultation with Parents and Teachers; Collaborative Intervention with Three-to-Seven-Year-Olds

Thursday, February 4, 2010
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Adelphi University
Alumni House
Garden City Campus

When young children are showing signs of difficulty, parents, childcare providers, and teachers often approach practitioners for guidance on how to best support healthy development. Whether providing consultation and support in early education programs and elementary schools or assisting children and families in clinics and private practice, practitioners need a sophisticated understanding of early childhood issues combined with a down-to-earth approach to intervention.

With an emphasis on developmental mastery, behavioral control, and emotional well-being, this workshop explores some of the core competencies that young children need in order to thrive. It provides an easily accessible language with which to explain those competencies to the adults on whom children depend for support and guidance. And, it offers step-by-step approaches to collaborative intervention that target growth both at home and in school—approaches that help children regulate attention and emotion, connect successfully with their peers, approach learning with confidence, and manage the ins and outs of daily life with flexibility.

The consultative process is illustrated through engaging case material, illuminating the complex and important work practitioners do to help three-to-seven-year-olds and the adults who teach and care for them.

About the Instructor
Deborah Hirschland
M.S.W., LICSW, has been working with young children and their caregivers for over 25 years. She was a faculty member at the Boston University School of Social Work and an instructor in its Postgraduate Program in Clinical Work with Children, Adolescents, and Families for many years. In addition to being an active teacher and workshop leader, Ms. Hirschland mentors parents, teachers, and clinicians through her work with the Community Partnerships for Children, the Cambridge Human Services Preschools, and a number of Greater Boston area Head Start programs. She is on the faculty of the Connected Beginnings Training Institute, and was chosen by the Together for Kids Project to develop a comprehensive curriculum for early childhood mental health consultants. She is the author of Collaborative Intervention in Early Childhood: Consulting with Parents and Teachers of 3- to-7-Year Olds (Oxford University Press, 2008).

Program Fees
Program Fee: $115.00

Credentialing Information and Continuing Education

  • Social Work
  • Nursing
  • Education
  • CME
  • ASHA
  • OCFS (Office of Children and Family Services)

This program has been submitted for approval for a total of 6 continuing education/training/contact hours or .6 ASHA Credits

Social work CEU’s are given through the New York State Chapter of the NASW.

CASAC training hours: Program information has been submitted for approval to the New York State Office of Addiction and Substance Abuse Services Education and Training for credits toward recredentialing.

Nursing Contact Hours: Adelphi University School of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing education by the New York State Nurses Association, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on accreditation.
Education Hours/credits: May be received at the discretion of your school. We are happy to provide any information you may need to help towards your approval.

Category 1 CME Credits
Winthrop-University Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

Winthrop-University Hospital designates this Continuing Medical Education activity for up to 6 credit hours in Category 1 credit toward the AMA Physicians' Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the education event.

Winthrop-University Hospital relies upon planners and instructors in its CME programs to provide education information that is objective and as free of bias as possible. In this spirit, and in accordance with the guidelines of the program sponsor, participants are expected to indicate any commercial relationship that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest.

Winthrop University Category 1 CME's sponsored by Winthrop-University Hospital

This course is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level; Related area).

*The University reserves the right to cancel this or any program due to insufficient enrollment. Registrants will be notified and full refunds will be issued.

For additional information about this program, please contact:

Marcy Safyer, LCSW-R
Linen Hall, Room 11
p - 516.877.3060
e - msafyer@adelphi.edu

The Institute for Parenting
Adelphi University
1 South Avenue
P.O. Box 701
Garden City, NY 11530-0701

f - 516.237.8512

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