Parenting The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting

Thursday, February 27, 2020

7:00 PM-8:30 PM


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Registration open through 2/27/2020 5:00 PM Central Time (US & Canada)

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What’s an explosive child? A child who responds to routine problems with extreme frustration—crying, screaming, kicking, hitting, destroying property, and worse. A child whose frequent, severe outbursts leave his or her parents feeling frustrated, scared, worried, and desperate for help. Most of these parents have tried everything -but to no avail. They can’t figure out why their child acts the way he or she does; they wonder why the strategies that work for other kids don’t work for theirs; and they don’t know what to do instead.

Dr. Ross Greene, a distinguished clinician and pioneer in the treatment of kids with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges, has worked with thousands of explosive children, and he has good news: these kids aren’t attention-seeking, manipulative, or unmotivated, and their parents aren’t permissive pushovers. Rather, explosive kids are lacking some crucial skills in the domains of flexibility/adaptability, frustration tolerance, and problem solving, and they require a different approach to parenting. With compassion and insight, Dr. Greene will provide a practical and new conceptual framework for understanding their difficulties, based on research in the neurosciences. He will explain why traditional parenting and treatment often don’t work with these children, and he describes what to do instead, Dr. Greene’s Collaborative Problem Solving model promotes working with explosive children to solve the problems that precipitate explosive episodes, and teaching these kids the skills they lack.

Presenter(s)


Dr. Ross Greene served on the faculty at Harvard Medical School for over 20 years, and is now adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Virginia Tech and adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Science at the University of Technology Sydney in Australia.

 



Continuing Education Credits

Professional Development Credit: Hours - 1.5


Fees

Free of charge.


Location
Glenbard South High School

23w200 Butterfield Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

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About Us

The Cooperative Association for Special Education (CASE) is a joint agreement between Marquardt School District 15, Queen Bee School District 16, Glen Ellyn School District 41, Lombard Elementary School District 44, Glenbard Township High School District 87, Community Consolidated School District 89 and Community Consolidated School District 93 in DuPage County. CASE provides varied supports so that each member district can offer a complete range of services to students with special needs between the ages of 3 and 22 years.


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