Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 9:30 AM EDT
Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 11:00 AM EST

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Sequoia Plaza 
2100 Washington Blvd
Arlington, VA 22204

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Paige Beatty 
Northern Virginia Association for the Education of Young Children 

Variations in Development and Behavior Management 

Presented by: Joshua Metz, LCSW

Workshop #1  The Neurobiology of Stress and Anxiety (The Good, the Bad & the Ugly)
Saturday September 28, 2019
9:30-11 AM
Sequoia Plaza

This workshop will provide an overview of how stress and anxiety impacts the body and mind in development, with a focus on leveraging and nurturing good stress, identifying bad stress, and how to react in the moment to either one.

Workshop # 2 Variations on Development (from the typical to the troublesome
Saturday October 19, 2019
9:30-11 AM
Sequoia Plaza

This workshop will survey the different profiles of development (the anxious person, the slow processor, the controller, the quiet one), and how to understand them in terms of what’s typical (everyone is excited by the new thing) and what’s troublesome (I can’t handle new things, or I  can’t wait my turn with the new thing).  Participants will be discuss the diagnostic criteria, but the emphasis is on how the person presents in terms of tolerating, complying and participating in group structured activities.

Workshop #3 The IDEA Strategy (Managing Meltdowns & Episodes of Distress)
Saturday January 25, 2020
9:30-11 AM
Sequoia Plaza

During this workshop, Mr. Metz will discuss this specific strategy for managing meltdowns and episodes of distress that your staff can employ in the moment, both with behavior that is challenging as well as means of reinforcing positive behavior and compliance.

Workshop #4 Creating a Parent Alliance
Saturday February 29, 2020
9:30-11 AM
Sequoia Plaza

This workshop will focus on the critical importance of creating a strong alliance between parents and teachers.  The workshop will include strategies on, creating the alliance before concerns are raised, how to identify when it’s time to talk to parents, what should be brought to the discussion, and best practices talking with parents about teacher concerns.


Register Now! **This registration is for the ENTIRE SERIES. If you would like to register an individual workshop, please return to our website. 

***No refunds will be offered. Exchanging one workshop for another may be handled through an email to ataylor@nvaeyc.org