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Building Social-Emotional Skills Live Virtual Event Series

This free-to-members series is co-sponsored by ZERO TO THREE and Brookes Publishing and presented by expert authors.

How can you boost young children’s social-emotional skills? Find out in this series of four hour-long virtual events, presented in collaboration with Brookes Publishing and featuring their expert authors.

Learn how to conduct effective screening and follow-up, work sensitively with families, and use positive strategies for building the social-emotional competence of young children.

We’re proud to offer this series for free to ZERO TO THREE members. There will be a fee for non-members to attend, so if you aren’t already member- join today!

Series Sessions

October

  • [Completed] Session 1 - What Does ASQ:SE-2 Screen? Understanding the 7 Key Social-Emotional Areas
    Presented by Elizabeth Twombly, M.S., and Kimberly Murphy

Overview: Which areas of behavior are essential for healthy social-emotional development—and how can the bestselling ASQ:SE-2 screener help? This hour-long webinar explored the 7 key areas of social-emotional behavior screened with ASQ:SE-2:

  • self-regulation
  • compliance
  • adaptive functioning
  • autonomy
  • affect
  • social-communication
  • interaction with people

Participants learned about each area and why it’s so important to the social-emotional development of infants and toddlers. Sample ASQ:SE-2 items showed how these areas are screened, and participants were given valuable information on how to interpret ASQ:SE-2 results and make decisions about follow-up. There was also a preview of practical resources to share with parents, excerpted from the upcoming ASQ®:SE-2 Learning Activities & More.

November

  • Session 2 - After the Screening: Conducting Effective Social-Emotional Assessment with SEAM
    Presented by Misti Waddell, M.S. and Lois Pribble, Ph.D.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 2:00 pm EST

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Overview: Screening is the critical first step to ensuring the social-emotional competence of young children. But when a child’s screening scores indicate behavioral issues or delays, what’s the next step? If the child doesn’t qualify for services or receive a mental health diagnosis, follow up with the Social-Emotional Assessment/Evaluation Measure (SEAM™).

In this hour-long virtual event, you’ll discover how to use SEAM as an effective follow-up when an ASQ:SE-2 screening indicates a child needs further assessment. You’ll learn how to:

  • decide which children will benefit from assessment
  • conduct SEAM and interpret results
  • select goals and develop interventions to boost social-emotional competence
  • involve families in the process

You’ll come away with a clear understanding of the importance of follow-up assessment, the specific benefits of SEAM, and the why and how of collaborating with caregivers on goals and interventions.

January

  • Session 3 - Tackling the Tough Stuff: Addressing Social-Emotional Issues with At-Risk Families
    Presented by Angie Tomlin, Ph.D., HSPP, and Stephan Viehweg, ACSW, LCSW

Thursday, January 18, 2018, 2:00 pm EST

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Overview: When working with at-risk families of young children, home visitors need to know how to address complex issues with skill and sensitivity. In this webinar, you’ll learn how to intervene effectively with families facing one of the most common issues: social-emotional challenges.

The Tackling Tough Stuff virtual event gives you a complete introduction to the to the problem-solving PAUSE (Perceive, Ask, Understand, Strategize, Evaluate) framework. Developed by the webinar presenters, this framework provides relationship-based practices and reflective skills you can use in everyday interactions with children and families. In just one hour, you’ll learn how to apply the PAUSE framework when helping families address key issues related to social-emotional development, including:

  • challenging behaviors
  • emotional regulation skills
  • separation issues

You’ll come away with practical information you can apply right away to improve your interactions with at-risk families and ensure better outcomes for children.

February

  • Session 4 - Behavior Strategies for Children with Autism: Supporting Social-Emotional Skills
    Presented by Merle Crawford, M.S., OTR/L, and Barbara Weber, M.S., CCC-SLP

Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 2:00 pm EST

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Overview: Perfect for parents and early intervention providers, this one-hour virtual event gives you the practical guidance you need to support positive behavior in young children who have a diagnosis of autism (or signs that they may be on the autism spectrum). Two expert presenters will explain the core deficits of autism and discuss how behavior and social-emotional skills are affected by challenges in specific areas, from flexibility to social communication. Useful tips and strategies to build social-emotional skills and make positive behavior changes will be highlighted.

After the webinar, you’ll be able to:

  • describe the presenters’ model of the core deficits of autism
  • understand the relationship between Making Sense of Self, Others, and the Environment; Flexibility; Social Communication; and Regulation
  • identify ways to foster social-emotional skills by embedding skill development into young children’s daily routines
  • use strategies to prevent and manage challenging behaviors in young children who have autism or red flags for being on the autism spectrum

Series Products

Session 1 - What Does ASQ:SE-2 Screen? Understanding the 7 Key Social-Emotional Areas

Session 2 - After the Screening: Conducting Effective Social-Emotional Assessment with SEAM

Session 3 - Tackling the Tough Stuff: Addressing Social-Emotional Issues with At-Risk Families

Session 4 - Behavior Strategies for Children with Autism: Supporting Social-Emotional Skills

About ZERO TO THREE Virtual Events

FREE for ZERO TO THREE members, our virtual events are developed and presented by our expert staff and affiliates. Not able to participate in real time? After each event, non-member registrants will receive a link to a recording that will be available for 30 days. ZERO TO THREE members may view recordings of all of our previous virtual events, free of charge.

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