Working with Angry & Resistant Youth

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In this workshop, Dr. Robert Brooks describes factors that help children and adolescents to deal more effectively with stress and pressure and become resilient. He discusses (a) the importance of empathy in understanding and responding to children, (b) why some children from birth have a more difficult time developing a positive self-image and resilience than other children (c) the importance of identifying and reinforcing each child or adolescent’s “islands of competence”, and (d) specific strategies for nurturing self-discipline, responsibility, caring, hope, and resilience in our children. Dr. Brooks will also describe the importance of parents and other caregivers becoming effective disciplinarians. He highlights three different kinds of disciplinary styles and identifies the style that contributes most to helping children to become increasingly self-disciplined, respectful, responsible, and resilient rather than angry and resentful. He also emphasizes the importance of assuming a prevention rather than simply an intervention approach to lessen the emergence of counterproductive behaviors in children and adolescents.

TARGET AUDIENCE

Psychologists, clinicians, interns/residents in training, nurses, behaviorists, administrators, direct care and social services professionals, residential staff, day program staff, educators, service coordinators, case managers and other professionals coordinating and applying treatment strategies for youth.

AngryKidIn this workshop Dr. Robert Brooks describes factors that help children and adolescents to deal more effectively with stress and pressure and become resilient. He discusses (a) the importance of empathy in understanding and responding to children, (b) why some children from birth have a more difficult time developing a positive self-image and resilience than other children (c) the importance of identifying and reinforcing each child or adolescent’s “islands of competence”, and (d) specific strategies for nurturing self-discipline, responsibility, caring, hope, and resilience in our children. Dr. Brooks will also describe the importance of parents and other caregivers becoming effective disciplinarians. He highlights three different kinds of disciplinary styles and identifies the style that contributes most to helping children to become increasingly self-disciplined, respectful, responsible, and resilient rather than angry and resentful. He also emphasizes the importance of assuming a prevention rather than simply an intervention approach to lessen the emergence of counterproductive behaviors in children and adolescents.

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the factors that help children and adolescents deal with stress/pressure and become resilient
  • List specific strategies for nurturing self-discipline, caring and hope in youth
  • Identify three different disciplinary styles and how each contribute to helping children become responsible and resilient rather than angry and resentful

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Friday, October 11, 2013

8:00 am Registration Opens
8:20 am Welcome and Announcements
8:30 am Presentation
10:00 am Break
10:15 am Resume Presentation
12:00 noon Lunch (provided)
1:00 pm Resume Presentation
2:00 pm Break
2:15 pm Presentation Conclusion
Burrell is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Burrell maintains responsibility for the program and its content. This workshop is approved for 5 CE credits.

DrBrooks

Dr. Robert Brooks

Dr. Robert Brooks, a psychologist on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, has lectured nationally and internationally and written extensively about the themes of resilience, motivation, therapy, education, and family relationships. He is the author or co-author of 15 books and is renowned for the warmth and humor he uses to bring his insights, anecdotes, and strategies to life. For more information about Dr. Brooks, please visit his website at www.DrRobertBrooks.com

Hotel Reservations

RamadaThe Working with Angry & Resistant Youth Conference will be held at the University Plaza Hotel Convention Center, Springfield, Missouri

Located in the heart of downtown Springfield – surrounded by great restaurants, lounges and coffee shops – this first class hotel has terrific resort-style amenities like a fitness center, whirlpool, sundeck and indoor and outdoor pools.

Special Room Rates

We have special room rates for conference at $89 (plus applicable taxes) single/double.

Call the reservations department at 417.864.7333 and be sure to ask for the Burrell New Frontiers conference block to receive the discounted conference rate.

NOTE: Rooms at the special rate are subject to availability and sell out quickly! Hotel reservations are separate from conference registration and must be booked and paid for separately.

University Plaza

See their website and take a tour of the hotel at: http://www.upspringfield.com/

University Plaza Hotel
333 John Q. Hammons Parkway
Springfield MO 65806

Hotel Phone: 417.864.7333
Hotel Fax: 417.831.5893