Course Detail: WELL-9049 - Clinical Strategies for Helping Parents Emotionally Attune to Their Children

Most parents intuitively understand that they need to provide physical care and guidance for children in learning the many motor and cognitive tasks in early development. However, many parents underestimate the importance of a child's emotional development and their role in helping their child to identify, make sense of and articulate their emotions. 

This webinar will explore strategies for helping parents to emotionally attune to their children and adolescents in a way that promotes healthy attachment and effective emotional regulation. Attention will be given to understanding and working with the child's core emotional needs and avoiding common obstacles parents face in making attuned connections with their children and adolescents. 

Learning objectives: 
  • Explain emotional attunement and the implications for healthy child development
  • Examine the core emotional needs of children for secure attachment
  • Discuss how parents can engage in effective co-regulation of emotion with their children and teens
  • Explore how the parent's history of trauma can affect parent-child emotional engagement
  • Discuss strategies for helping parents attune to a child's emotional communication cues

This is a live event. Within 24 hours of the webinar, you will receive an email with a link to the session. All participants require internet access and an email address.  

Upon successful completion, participants will be awarded 2 continuing education contact hours for nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, counselors, and social workers. Two professional development hours will be awarded to teachers upon successful completion. 2 contact hours for Counselor II, Preventionist II, CARS II, CODP I or II, PCGC II, CCJP II, CRSS I or II, CVSS II, CPRS I or II, MAATP II, CFPP I or II, and NCRS II have been approved through the Board of Certification and will be awarded upon successful completion.

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