Support a Child at Time of Stress - Masterclass (MST002)
How chronic stress can have a dramatic effect on a child’s ability to manage behaviour
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Support a Child at Time of Stress
How chronic stress can have a dramatic effect on a child’s ability to manage behaviour.
What You Will Learn
- Different types of stress and the effect they have on a child's body behaviour
- Why stress can effect children differently
- How ongoing or chronic stress can impact on a child’s ability to control behaviour
- How stress is often misidentified as poor behaviour and wrongly disciplined
- Ways to support children to cope with stress at home and in the classroom
- How to reduce the effect of stress on a child’s performance
Dr. Elana Wolkoff is an Associate Professor in the Department of School Psychology at William James College, Boston, United States. She is a licensed school psychologist and licensed educational psychologist. Dr. Wolkoff earned a bachelor’s degree from Hampshire College, a Master of Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a Doctorate in School Psychology from Northeastern University. Prior to her doctoral training, she worked as a high school special education teacher. Dr. Wolkoff has engaged in a wide range of professional roles, including: 15 years as a practicing school psychologist; Founding Member and Director of Student Support Services at a Boston area charter school; and clinical and special education consultant to K-12 schools. Dr. Wolkoff has presented at the regional, national and international levels. In addition to her passion for teaching children to self-regulate and to develop executive functioning skills, areas of research and clinical work include: developing trauma sensitive classrooms; increasing resilience for vulnerable youth; having difficult conversations, including, but not limited to those about race; and increasing educational equity.