OHEL Conference Provides Tools to Address Challenging Behavior in Children and Teens
Why do some children and teens â€ślose itâ€ť over seemingly insignificant issues? What do you do when everyday activities turn into power struggles that no one wins? How can we turn challenging discipline situations into opportunities to teach life skills and build strong relationships?
Professionals, advocates, parents and grandparents from all over the Greater New York area learned answers to these and other key questions at OHELâ€™s October 29th Community Conference, Challenging Child and Teen Behaviors: Helping All Children Be Successful, sponsored by the Mel and Phyllis Zachter OHEL Institute for Training.
The standing-room-only audience gained valuable insights and practical strategies fromÂ Â internationally-recognized educator, Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, Ed.D., author of Raising Your Spirited Child, Kids, Parents and Power Struggles, and Sleepless in America: Is Your Child Misbehaving or Missing Sleep?
One of the attendees said about the conference, â€śThis was an awesome conference! The presenter was fantastic, and gave us excellent insights and realistic solutions. Thanks for a job well done!â€ť. A parent in attendance said about the event, â€śTodayâ€™s speaker was so interesting and full of great knowledge. I have a lot of take-home lessons to help me be a better parent.â€ť A professional who was there also gleamed great insight during the conference, and said about the conference, â€śWhat a great combination of cutting-edge science and hands-on practicality!Â I canâ€™t wait to apply what Iâ€™ve learned with my students.â€ť
OHEL is committed to sharing valuable and exciting educational opportunities with the community. For more information about the Institute and future trainings, visit OHELâ€™s website at www.ohelfamily.org/training or call 1-877-EDU-OHEL.
Since 1969, OHEL Childrenâ€™s Home and Family Services has served as a dependable haven of individual and family support, helping people of all ages surmount everyday challenges, heal from trauma, and manage with strength and dignity during times of crises. Driven by service excellence, OHELâ€™s professional staff meet the myriad social service needs of the general community, while at the same time providing culturally-sensitive services to the Jewish community, including Yiddish, Hebrew and Russian speakers. Through highly-rated foster care, developmental disability, mental health, and other programs and services, OHEL provides supportive housing, treatment, care coordination, education, outreach and much more to elevate lives and strengthen individuals and communities in New York City, Long Island, New Jersey, Florida, California and worldwide on the web. David Mandel is the CEO of OHEL.