Living in the New Normal Institute: Helping Children Thrive in Good and Challenging Times

Helping Children Thrive in Good and Challenging Times

Counselors, school nurses and psychologists, educators and graduate students, daycare and social service providers, clergy and anyone who works with or is interested in helping children.

Please join us at…

Military Child Education Coalition’s 
Living in the New Normal (LINN) Institute:
Helping Children Thrive in Good and Challenging Times

NOV. 14-15, 2012

 

Registration and Breakfast: 8:00 am—8:30 am
Institute Training: 8:30 am—4:00 pm including a Working Lunch

University of Massachusetts
Murray D. Lincoln Campus Center Room 165-69
One Campus Center Way, Amherst, MA 01003

95% attendance is required to receive Institute credit and course materials Funded by Office of the Secretary of Defense/Department of the Army.

No cost to participants. FREE.

This two-day institute is designed for counselors, school nurses and psychologists, educators and graduate students, daycare and social service providers, clergy and anyone who works with or is interested in helping children. 

Helping Children Thrive Through Good & Challenging Times

The Military Child Education Coalition’s Living In the New Normal (LINN) Institute encourages families to ensure their children have tools to bounce back from life’s storms and “stressors”, fosters community support efforts, and provides concerned adults with information to help support children during times of uncertainty, trauma, and loss. The MCEC LINN efforts are predicated on the belief that children’s inherent attributes of courage and resiliency can be strengthened through deliberate encouragement.

Learning Objectives

  • Acquire basic knowledge of the effects of military/combat-related illness, injury, or death of a parent on children
  • Identify methods of building resilience and encouraging the courage of children
  • Identify existing community resources that provide sustained support to children experiencing trauma and loss
  • Create a customized training module for participant’s various community sectors using lessons learned

Credits Available 1.2 Credit /12 hours Continuing Education Credits through IACET & NBCC 1 Graduate Credit through Texas A&M Central Texas

REGISTER now for Living in the New Normal Institute: Helping Children Thrive in Good and Challenging Times

Hosted by UMass Amherst College of Education & 4-H Operation Military Kids

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