Connecticut Department of Children and Families
Sep 25, 2013

Children on the Move: Supporting Children with Transitions

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TRAINERS:  Mary Tabb, M.A., Karie DeCicco, MS, & Andrea Cooper, MPH  Early Childhood Consultation Partnership
DATE:  September 25, 2013
TIME:  9:00a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
TARGET AUDIENCE:  Social Work Staff
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  For some children, moving from one activity and/or environment to another result in confusion, frustration and challenging behaviors.  During transitions, children may experience an array of feelings such as anxiety, sadness, anger, and uncertainty.  It is important that children are supported during times of transition to help maintain their social and emotional well-being.  Research suggests that transitions take a lot of time but that adults tend not to provide the time children need for transitions. Many times children are expected to wait for extended periods before moving on to another activity or are not given enough time to move between activities. This training will aid participants in identifying and preparing for common transitions experienced by children and families.  In addition, participants will learn effective strategies to help children make smooth, independent transitions.

Course Description:

At the close of this training you will be able to:

  • Define the term transition.
  • Gain an in depth understanding of why transitions can be difficult and why they are so important.
  • Identify common transitions experienced by children and families.
  • Identify ways adults can help children manage transitions smoothly.
  • Learn activities to help children

Location: DCF Central Office Training Academy (C.O.T.A.), 505 Hudson Street, Hartford, CT 06106
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9 AM - 4 PM

Contact: Cheryl Wright
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Last day to register: 9/8/2013
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