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Stress Detectives and Safe Harbors: Helping Children Feel Secure

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Kristie Pretti-Frontczak
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In partnership with the Division for Early Childhood (DEC).

Whether we are leading a group of three-year-olds, leading a district of Kindergarten teachers, or leading an IEP meeting, we are often called upon to recognize and reduce the things that cause others to shift into fight, flight, freeze, or faint mode. In a nutshell, we are called upon to hone our ability to notice what is going on inside and around us and to ensure those we serve not only survive, but thrive.

During this webinar, Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak will draw upon attachment science and explore how it is critical that we take action to ensure all children feel safe, seen, soothed, and have secure attachments. We’ll also explore the idea of being a "stress detective” and how to navigate challenges that allow us to reimagine early care and educational practices that emphasize relationships and wholeness, especially for children with diverse abilities and their families. Following the webinar you’ll have tons of practical strategies for creating “safe harbors” and tools for helping children (and the adults who serve them) manage energy and tensions (aka self-regulate).

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