Supporting Our Most Challenging Children: Practical techniques to address challenging behaviours in


SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health Learning Institute 114 Maitland Street Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1E1 Canada

Katy Albert, M.Ed., OCT, BCBA

This training is suitable for: Psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists, social workers, direct service workers, drop in workers, shelter and hostel workers, child and youth workers, youth justice workers.

This workshop will explore techniques to support children who are rigid, oppositional and/or engage in other challenging behaviours that act as barriers to success in treatment and in daily life. Participants will be given the foundation to apply behavioural principals and practical strategies to approach non-compliance, tantrums and aggression, to maximize parent involvement and facilitate intrinsic motivation. Strategies to engage and accommodate children with learning differences such as ADHD, LD and ASD will also be addressed.

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