4 part - Social Emotional Development Webinar Series
4 part - Social Emotional Development Webinar Series
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4 part - Social Emotional Development Webinar Series

10/16/2021 at 12:00 PM - 01/21/2022 at 2:00 PM
Ally Vitko

The 4 part series is sponsored by Polk County Health Services
The Supporting Social Emotional Development lunch & learn webinar training series will examine how adults can support children at different ages and developmental stages in their social emotional needs.  Series webinars can be attended individually or all four covering school age children (6 to 9 years old) up to the transition age range (16 to 18 years old). 

A flyer for the 4 events can be found here.

Thursday, October 28 - Noon to 2 PM - focus on school age - ages 6-9 - Social Emotional Development

Rapid learning and growth takes place during the school age years. A solid foundation of social-emotional development is critical for a child’s success in school and in life.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Teach in age appropriate ways how to handle emotions/feelings to children.
  2. Help children have positive peer and adult interactions.
  3. Create opportunities for the development of empathy.
  4. Demonstrate how to deal with challenges and model resiliency.

Thursday, November 18 - Noon to 2 PM - focus on early adolescence - ages 10-12 - Social Emotional Development

Early adolescents often engage in concrete thinking and start to explore ways of being more independent. This can cause push back or strong reactions when caregivers reinforce limits. 

Participants will be able to:

  1. Set consistent expectations including boundaries and limits.
  2. Handle the shift to ego-centrism focus.
  3. Support increased need for privacy and independence.
  4. Help address body changes in a positive way to foster identity and self-esteem.

Thursday, December 16 - Noon to 2 PM - focus on adolescence - ages 13-15 - Social Emotional Development

Adolescence is a time of big social and emotional development.  It helps to know what to expect and how to support a child through the changes.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Understand how to help with seeking more responsibility.
  2. Recognize the importance of establishing their own identity.
  3. Support independence through new experiences and be knowledgeable about why risk taking behaviors can occur.
  4. Learn ways to foster development of values and morals

Thursday, January 20 - Noon to 2 PM - focus on transition age - ages 16-18 - Social Emotional Development

Transition age years are a period where the brain continues to mature and change.  There are natural steps to take to make the transition to adulthood more successful.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Gain knowledge on how maturity and behaviors displayed can vary.
  2. Engage in strategies to promote positive communication and relationships.
  3. Be able to identify ways to encourage growth towards tasks for adulthood.
  4. Realize what can be shape and support future opportunities in life.


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