About the Workshop:
This workshop will discuss strategies for how to respond to your child’s challenging behaviors (e.g., tantrums and aggressive behaviors) and use role-playing to demonstrate the effective implementation of discipline techniques with young children. Tips will be provided for promoting positive child behaviors and preventing more severe problem behaviors.
About the Speakers:
Frances Martínez-Pedraza, Ph.D. is a postdoctoral fellow in the Early Childhood Behavior Lab at Florida International University. Her work focuses on the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based mental health services in early childhood intervention systems for infants and toddlers at risk of developmental disabilities and improving access to and quality of early behavioral screening and intervention services for young children from socioeconomically disadvantaged and underserved populations.
Juliana Acosta, B.S., M.S. is a doctoral student in the Clinical Science Ph.D. program and a member of the Early Childhood Behavior Lab at Florida International University. She is broadly interested in the role of family functioning in child development, early parent-child interactions, and the effectiveness of evidence-based interventions for infants and children with and at risk for developmental disabilities.
About the workshop:
This workshop will discuss empirically supported tips for parents to reduce children’s symptoms of anxiety. Specifically, the workshop will address commonly used behavioral strategies that parents can use prior to, in the moment of, and following anxiety-provoking experiences for their children. Time for questions, role-plays, and problem-solving real-life examples will be provided.
About the Speaker:
Natalie Hong, B.S. is a doctoral student in the Clinical Science Ph.D. program and a member of the Mental Health Interventions and Technology Lab at Florida International University. Natalie’s research interests focus on informed decision-making for children who exhibit slower or fewer improvements over the course of an intervention. She is particularly excited about work investigating tailoring interventions (e.g., Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Trials) to improve efficiency and efficacy of treatments. Additionally, she is interested in examining effective methods for utilizing parents as the agents of change in their children’s treatment.
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