Helping Children Early: Proactive Behavior Support in Early Childhood Webinar (Register Now)

Presenter(s): Chris Huzinec

Young children who have challenging behavior are more likely to continue to have problems with socialization, school success, and mental health concerns into adolescence and adulthood. This presentation examines how behavioral screeners and assessments, best practices in classroom management, evidence-based behavioral supports, and social/emotional learning instruction can be coordinated within a program to support children’s social, emotional, and behavior needs.  

Young children who have challenging behavior are more likely to continue to have problems with socialization, school success, and mental health concerns into adolescence and adulthood. This presentation examines how behavioral screeners and assessments, best practices in classroom management, evidence-based behavioral supports, and social/emotional learning instruction can be coordinated within a program to support children’s social, emotional, and behavior needs.

After this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe how universal screening and standardized behavioral assessments can be used in a school-based setting to facilitate the early identification of behavioral, emotional, and mental health issues in young children.
  2. Explain how to initiate the process of treatment and support by linking assessment results to interventions.
  3. Explain how a web-based behavioral support solution can be used to supply teachers with professional development in the essential elements necessary to maintain a well-managed early childhood program.
  4. Establish program-wide or preschool classroom social and behavioral expectations for all students.
  5. Discuss how this system can apply behavioral assessment information in the development of behavior support plans for children who need individualized attention.
  6. Describe how a social/emotional learning curriculum can be integrated with best practices in classroom management to facilitate student development, replace punitive disciplinary actions with proactive behavioral supports, and establish a positive program climate.