It is a strengths-based, neurobiologically-grounded approach that provides concrete guideposts so as to operationalize trauma-informed care and empower youth and family voice.
Continuing education credits are offered at no extra cost.
This is a 2.5 day training program and participants must attend all days to be considered for certification.
Although this doesn’t seem earth shattering, it is a significant departure from the conventional idea that "kids do well if they want to." By seeing kids and families through a different lens we can more accurately explain what is getting in a child’s way and shift our interactions in overt and subtle ways.
Children with maladaptive challenging behaviors do not to be this way.
Completion of the training is also a requirement of the professional certification program. • Implementation in groups such as classrooms and transforming system-wide disciplinary policies.
Additional Topics Include: • Strategies for when a child refuses or has difficulty expressing his/her concerns. • Troubleshooting other barriers to implementation in systems. Currently available as on-site training at a location of your choice. Currently he is the Executive Director of a Children’s Mental Health Centre in Ottawa, Canada.
The basic tenets of the Think: Kids model support the view that "children do well if they can." If they can’t, we, as caregivers, need to understand what is getting in their way so that we can help.
Participants learn to advance their skills in applying the model through a combination of didactic lectures, role-playing, videotape examples, case presentations, and breakout groups with topics of specific interest to clinicians and educators.
Participants receive personal attention and individualized feedback during breakout sessions from Think: Kids trainers while also benefiting from opportunities for networking.