Seminars to help parents of children with challenging behavior begin Oct. 12 in Goshen

| 15 Feb 2012 | 09:36

    GOSHEN — Inspire The CP Center is offering a multi-session seminar to help parents of school-aged children with developmental disabilities and challenging behaviors. The first goal is to understand why the behaviors occur. Based on that information, participants will identify and learn about strategies to prevent them, followed by a discussion focused on developing long term replacements for the problem behaviors. The series begins with an overview of positive behavioral supports, followed by a three-part workshop geared toward working on a plan to address individual child-specific behaviors. The sessions are spaced over time to support implementation of the strategies presented. The sessions will be held Wednesdays: 6:30-8:30 on Oct. 12 and 26 and Nov. 16 and 30. On-site childcare will be provided by Inspire staff by reservation at no additional cost. Children must be pre-registered. The $40 fee per family covers all four sessions, food, and child care. The fee is refundable upon completion of all four sessions. It is strongly recommended that residential habilitation and respite workers participate with the family. Make checks payable to: Inspire The CP Center and mail to Scarlett Pantoja, Senior Secretary Orange County Department of Mental Health, 30 Harriman Drive, Goshen, NY 10924.