Beyond COVID19: Supporting Children, Families & Staff in Reintegration
About The Webinar
We have all been dealing with a whole new reality for more than 16 months. For many children whose families may have been struggling to make ends meet, wonder if they still had a job, or deal with medical crises, this may have been a very stressful or even traumatic time. Now, more than ever, you need to be emotionally strong and ready to support all of the children who will be counting on you. This webinar will provide insight that will help you to:
Look at your own stress level and ways to build resilience
Identify the impact of this unprecedented stress on children’s behavior
Develop strategies to scaffold the children’s social, emotional, and physical needs that have resulted from this crisis
About Barbara Kaiser
A graduate of McGill University, Montreal, Quebec (MA Curriculum and Policy Studies), Barbara Kaiser has worked for over three decades as a teacher and education consultant. She is the co-author of Challenging Behavior in Young Children: Understanding, Preventing and Responding Effectively 4th Edition (2017 Pearson, Education), Challenging Behavior in Elementary and Middle School: Understanding, Preventing and Responding Effectively (2008, Pearson Education), Addressing Challenging Behavior: The Leadership Role (2021 NAEYC), and Meeting the Challenge: Effective Strategies for Challenging Behaviours in Early Childhood Environments (1999, Canadian Child Care Federation). She has also taught part-time in the Faculty of Education at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec and Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.
In addition to presenting workshops and keynote speeches on the topic of challenging behavior and related issues throughout the United States, Canada, and in Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, and Mauritius, Barbara recently developed a Provincial Anti-Bullying Strategy with the Nova Scotia Department of Education. She has also developed an instructional DVD series and related workshops, Facing the Challenge, based on Challenging Behavior in Young Children (Devereux Early Childhood Initiative, 2007) and a teacher training video program focused on managing children’s challenging behavior, Challenging Behaviors: Where do we begin? with Family Communications Inc.(Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood) in the United States.
Prior to moving to Nova Scotia, she was the founder/director of the first rural, subsidized day care centre in Quebec, Canada after which she started and ran another non-profit, community-based centre in Montreal which became well known for its multi-age group setting, and unique use of space which emphasized empowering children and helping them learn how to make meaningful choices for themselves.