Smart Connections® is a free program from Trauma Smart® for caregivers to connect, network and enhance skills in a relaxed and engaging atmosphere. Anyone who deals with kids can add tools to address challenging behaviors as well as to increase connection with your child. Mary Taylor, RN and Maternal Child Health Coordinator at the Health Center will be the instructor. There is no charge to attend classes.
Classes at the Livingston County Health Center
Wednesday, September 12th @ 5:30 - Manage the Ups and Downs . Learn how stress affects a child's emotional, physical and behavioral responses. Learn the importance of taking care of yourself in order to care for your child.
Wednesday, September 26th @ 5:30 - Reading the Signs. Learn how to strengthen connections with your child through attuning to their needs.
Wednesday, October 10th @ 5:30 - Creating Comfort. Learn the imortance of routine and rituals for children. Make and take your own routine chart.
Wednesday, October 24th @ 5:30 - Encouraging Growth. Increase your knowledge or using specific positive priase and how it affects behaviors.
Wednesday, November 14th @ 5:30 - Feelings Detective. Learn the importance of helping your child identify their feelings, moods and energy.
Wednesday, January 9th @ 5:30 - Blowing Worries Away. Learn how to help the child regulate their energy level, mood or feelings. Also learn the calm down steps and how to implement these steps.
Wednesday, January 23rd @ 5:30 - Build a Calm Down Spot. Learn the importance of having a safe place for every child and how to build one with your child's help.
Wednesday, February 13th @ 5:30 - Encouraging Learning. Children learn by exploring and asking questions. Learn how to strengthen connections with your child through attuning to their needs.
Wednesday, February 27th @ 5:30 - Identify the Superhero in Your Child. Get to know your child better by identifying their unique, positive, coherent and future selves.
If you would like to attend one or all of the classes please fill out this form.
Smart Connections® is brought to you FREE of charge by the
Livingston County Health Center
Livingston County Health Center is an equal opportunity provider.
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