Live Virtual Workshops

Regulation Strategies for Children and Youth in Crisis

This is a live virtual event using Zoom, an online meeting platform. Please check your system requirements prior to registering.
July 12, 2023
(09:00 AM - 04:00 PM CDT )
$279.00 (regular rate)
$249.00 (*early rate)
Location: Online Virtual
*early rate expires 06/22/2023
Continuing Education
Credit Hours (CEC)


Regulation Strategies for Children and Youth in Crisis - Live Virtual - July 12, 2023; 9am-4pm Central Time

Early rate expires 06/22/2023

Quantity: 1 $ 249.00
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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

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

Method of Delivery

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

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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Trainer: Kelly Smith


Kelly is a Registered Social Worker and holds a Master of Social Work degree. She has also completed six levels of training in Sandtray-Worldplay with Gisela Schubach De Domenico and three levels of training with the Canadian Association of Play Therapy. In addition to training with CTRI, Kelly has an eclectic private practice where she incorporates play therapy, sandtray therapy, DBT, emotion-focused therapy, dance, somatic work, and mindfulness into her work with children, teens, adults, couples, and families. She specializes in providing trauma-informed counselling for motor vehicle accident victims and their families. Kelly believes that everyone can access their own self-healing abilities and feels honoured when asked to be a part of the journey. As a trainer, she is both passionate and engaging.

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