Please join us for an interactive discussion on when, how, and why to have challenging conversations with the parents/caregivers with whom we work. Have you ever been at the end of an assessment and thought, "I'm so anxious to tell the parents the results (or age levels) of the assessment...it might break their heart." Well if you have, you are not alone!! We all grapple with the challenge of sharing difficult information. We will discuss brain research behind the way we, as adults, manage difficult information. We will also discuss practical strategies for navigating stress (yours and the parent's), the need for the parent to have all the information, and the need to maintain a healthy relationship.
You will automatically be registered for the May 7, 2019 Talks on Tuesdays webinar when registering for April.
MEET THE PRESENTER:
Leah Davidson, MS, IMH-E (II)
Leah is currently the supervisor of Arlington Virginia's Early Intervention program. She has been working on behalf of young children and families for the past 15 years and has spent the last 8 years enjoying the field of Early Intervention. She has a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Colorado State University and specialized in working with families with young children during her time in school. Ms. Davidson believes in supporting whole families and has found a professional home in Early Intervention. In her spare time, she enjoys singing, camping with her husband and daughter, baking cookies.