Working For Kids:Building Skills
You do not want to miss this amazing brain development training session for you and your child!
Training Session 1 (October 22nd): How Experiences Shape Brain Development
This training session describes of how brain pathways form during development to support all the skills a child will gain as they grow up and learn. In this session we will discuss when various brain pathways develop, and how to help children develop the strongest brain pathways possible. Helping children build strong brain circuits is fun, rewarding and sets children on a positive road to succeed in school and in life!
Training Session 2 (October 29th): Supportive Environments Are Key to Healthy Brain Development
Supportive environments, with adults who are caring, offers support, and encourage children to develop new skills are critical for healthy brain development. This session will focus on how to create supportive environments and how to work with children to encourage their participation in the learning cycle. Such environments not only play a strong role in brain development but also serve to buffer children from the negative consequences of adverse childhood experiences when they occur.
Training Session 3 (November 12th) Experiences Build Brain Architecture
In this training session participants will play The Brain Architecture Game (www.thebrainarchitecturegame.com; also see the RESOURCES page of the Working For Kids: Building Skills" website) --- a fun, interactive game where groups of players build a brain and see if it will be able to grow tall and strong and survive life stresses. You will learn the amazing power of life experiences in shaping brain development, as well as learn how caring adults and older children interacting with children are critical to the development of strong brain pathways and preventing long-term negative impacts of adverse childhood experiences on brain development and long-term health.
Training Session 4 (November 19th) Putting Knowledge Into Action: Ways To Interact With Kids
How you interact with children matters. Interactions where adults listen to what a child is interested in and help them make the best use of their interests are particularly effective in promoting the development of strong brain pathways. The first part of this session focuses on ways of interacting with children to maximize their skill development. What activities will help children build strong brain pathways for the skills they need to succeed in life (focusing attention, communication skills, language skills, problem-solving skills)? In the second half of this session you will learn about age-appropriate games and activities to play with children to help them build these skills.
You can register for this program by visiting our website or sending us a direct message!
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