Understanding Behavior in Foster Children
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Foster children often enter homes with challenging behaviors rooted in a history of trauma. Parents need to be able to decipher problem behavior in order to understand its source. This insight will enable parents to help their children heal and learn new, more acceptable ways to express themselves. This course will look at the function, or purpose, of behaviors, and will provide keys for unlocking the underlying meaning of challenging behaviors. Also covered are the ABCs of behavior and a look at parenting styles.

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • list the 3 steps for understanding a child's behavior
  • understand and be able to describe surface behaviors
  • list 4 common reasons for behavior
  • describe the ABCs of behavior
  • list 7 behavior trackers
  • describe 4 parenting styles and state their relationship to a child's behavior

Some kids may need adults that have dealt with kids in their situation to talk to them like they need them to. You just cant holler or scold a child without knowing the real reason why they are acting out. Every child needs that comfort zone and that person who seems to understand how they are feeling.
Barbara T.

This course was very helpful, it taught me how to deal with different situations. It was a good learning experience for me. Things I did not know how to deal with, now I have a better understanding on how to deal with them.
Patricia S.

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This course examines problematic child behavior including:

  • surface behaviors

  • the ABCs of behavior

  • tracking behavior

4 credit hours,
$20.00 per person