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Becoming a Behavioural Detective in the Early Years with Kim Barthel
March 18 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM$25.00
About the Event
There is always a reason for the behaviour!
This one-day, in-person introductory workshop will assist early childhood educators, support workers and Early Years therapists in supporting children with issues that can result in “challenging behaviour”.
Participants will be invited to forevermore become behavioural detectives, using clinical reasoning, to look deeper than the surface actions we observe in the kids around us. Topics such as developmental disabilities, attachment strategies, developmental trauma and sensory processing will be discussed in such a way as to assist anyone in an early childcare setting to become more curious in their mindset and more informed in their practice.
In addition to learning to assess and support little ones (and their families), this workshop invites professionals to expand their focus away from “managing behaviour” to a lens of self-understanding. Why am I activated by this child’s behaviour? How do I regulate my own nervous system in the presence of behaviours I experience as difficult in the kids I support?
Through a blend of lecture, storytelling, video analysis and small & large group discussions this work will be led by Kim Barthel, OTR and supported in facilitation by the Relationship Matters Team.
Participants will learn:
- Developmental disabilities and the neurobiology of dysregulation
- To differentiate between sensory, emotional, and cognitive components of behaviour
- The impact of developmental trauma on regulation and social engagement
- Supporting challenging behaviour through sensory and relationally informed interventions
About the Facilitator
Kim Barthel is an award-winning occupational therapist, multi-disciplinary teacher, speaker, mentor and best-selling author who is active in supporting people in many contexts globally. She is passionate about understanding complex behaviour, neurobiology, sensory processing, trauma-sensitive practice, attachment, and mental health. Early intervention has been a key component of Kim’s practice in helping people to be their best selves for over 38 years. Kim’s overall mission is to support the conscious evolution of the human spirit. Learn more about Kim www.kimbarthel.ca