AKRON, Ohio – April 2012 – Three Early Childhood Professional Training programs will be offered in April as part of this year’s 25th Anniversary Child & Family Awareness Month celebration coordinated by Summit County Children Services.
- “Handle with Care: Behavior Management Techniques for Young Children”will be held Thursday, April 12 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Summit County Children Services Training Center, 264 S. Arlington St., Akron. Trainer will be Beth Cardina, LSW, Coordinator, CASA/GAL Program of Summit County. This training, provided by Child Care Connection, will provide childcare providers with behavioral recommendations suitable for solving mild to moderate problem behaviors in young children. These techniques will assist in developing a positive relationship between staff, child and parent. Register at www.opdn.org. Deadline to register is April 7. This event is free. For training credit information, visit www.summitkids.org.
- “Handling Difficult Behaviors in Young Children” will be held Thursday, April 19 from 6-7:15 p.m. at the Summit County Children Services Training Center, 264 S. Arlington St., Akron. Trainer will be Amy King, M.A., Child Guidance & Family Solutions. Participants will learn effective use of praise/rewards, the ignore technique and natural and logical consequences. Participants will also learn ways to teach children to self-regulate, which includes information on the use of breathing techniques, coping tools and a be-by-myself space. This training is provided by Child Guidance & Family Solutions. Register at www.opdn.org. Deadline to register is April 14. For training credit information, visit www.summitkids.org.
- “I Thought It Was a Good Idea at the Time” will be held on Thursday, April 26 – 6:30-9 p.m. at Guy’s Party Center, 500 E. Waterloo Rd., Akron. Provided by Akron Area Association for the Education of Young Children (AAAEYC), the trainer will be Pam Oviatt, M.Ed. who will reflect on her 25+ years in the early childhood field. She will share humorous stories, mishaps, adventures and more! Join us for a good laugh and maybe even a few tears! Registration forms can be downloaded at www.aaaeyc.org. Deadline is April 18. Cost for this event is $15 for members of AAAEYC/$18 for non-members. For training credit information, visit www.summitkids.org.
For more information about the Professional Development Training Series or Child & Family Awareness Month, call (330) 379-1994, visit www.summitkids.org or follow us on Facebook.
About Child & Family Awareness Month
The theme of this year’s 25th Annual “Child & Family Awareness Month©” is “A Family is the Shoes that Walk Me Through Life.” More than 150 local agencies, organizations, places of worship, businesses and individuals work together to plan this month-long celebration of children and families which features a series of family-fun activities and educational events. Child & Family Awareness Month is dedicated to building a solid foundation of community support for children and families and helping raise the awareness of child abuse prevention.
For more information on child abuse go to, http://www.childhelp.org/.
Summit County Children Services 24-hour hotline to report abuse and neglect is 330-434-KIDS (5437)