Live Virtual Workshops

De-escalating Children and Youth in Crisis

Skills for Emotional Regulation

December 12, 2024
(09:00 AM - 04:00 PM CT )
$299.00 (regular rate)
$269.00 (*early rate)
Location: Online Virtual
*early rate expires 11/21/2024
Continuing Education
Credit Hours (CEC)


De-escalating Children and Youth in Crisis - Live Virtual - December 12, 2024; 9am-4pm Central Time

Early rate expires 11/21/2024

Quantity: 1 $ 269.00
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Children and youth often face challenges when navigating school, extracurricular activities, social media, and relationships at home and school. As they mature, their brains and bodies move through many developmental changes that each bring about a unique set of challenges which can be overwhelming at times. Change is almost always stressful, and it is normal for adults to experience some of the ways children and youth react to stress as challenging. This workshop explores the reasons behind difficult behaviours and provides strategies to help children and youth learn new ways to move forward as they navigate these developmental challenges and times of crises. Participants will learn strengths-based, interactive approaches to help recognize and manage dysregulation and promote emotional regulation.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the causes of crisis behaviours in children and youth
  • Identify gaps and patterns that may lead to crisis behaviours in children and youth
  • Learn ways to respond to patterns of dysregulation in children and youth
  • Respond and support children and youth who are experiencing strong emotions
  • Understand the core developmental needs of children and youth
  • Identify ways in which children and youth can manage their own emotions and self-care

Method of Delivery

Presentation, videos, practical exercises, case study exercises, personal reflections, delivered electronically.

*Please allow only the registered individual(s) to view the materials.

Some of the Topics Included

  • The Difference Between Regulation and Dysregulation
  • Factors That Contribute to Crises in Children and Youth
  • Cultural Considerations
  • Recognizing Potential Crisis Behaviours
  • Preventing Crisis Behaviours
  • Learning to Recognize Emotions
  • Collaborative Problem Solving
  • Preparing for Crisis Behaviours
  • Strategies for Managing Big Emotions
  • Safety Considerations
  • Responding to Crisis Behaviours
  • The Difference Between Responding and Reacting
  • Teaching Skills for Regulating Big and Small Emotions
  • Self-Care Post Crisis
  • Follow-up With Children, Youth, and Others Involved

Target Audience

This is an introductory-intermediate level workshop for social service and other helping professionals, teachers, childcare workers, school personnel, and anyone supporting children and youth who may be experiencing emotional dysregulation and crisis.

Terms & Conditions

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This is a live virtual event, please check your system requirements prior to registering.

Trainer: Jocelyne Lalonde

M.Sc., PHEc

Jocelyne is a proud franco-manitobaine and a Certified Motivational Interviewer with a Master’s degree in Family Social Science and an Honours Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. She has over 15 years of experience working with youth, families, and adults in community, government, and school settings. Jocelyne’s expertise and passion center around addiction, other mental health concerns, and wellness. Most recently, she has enjoyed teaching at the post-secondary level, where her research has focused on the experiences of youth in and from the child welfare system. As an enthusiastic lifelong learner, Jocelyne meaningfully acknowledges that there are many valuable ways of understanding ourselves and the world around us. She believes in the importance of walking respectfully alongside others and taking a strengths-based approach to providing support that focuses on each person’s innate ability to create a more peaceful life. Jocelyne is passionate about creating genuine connections with others and believes that this is the first step to a better life and, ultimately, to a better world.

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