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Professional Development Opportunities

  • Friday, September 21, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Friday, November 2, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Half day professional development workshops providing research-based information and practical ideas for professionals who work with children, youth and families.

September 21, 2018 - Child Guidance Principles that Work

Facilitator: Nancy Olsen-Harbich, MA

If we want parents to be more mindful and effective disciplinarians, we need to help them learn how to use positive guidance techniques, perhaps ones they never experienced growing up in their own families. This workshop will focus on simple techniques that help to manage children’s behavior without corporal punishment or punitive yelling and that also work to promote children’s ability to self-regulate as they mature.

Participants in this workshop will receive 3 credit hours for OCFS training category 1. Principles of early childhood development

November 2, 2018 - All About Adolescents

Facilitator: Kerri Kreh Reda, M.P.H.

Due to the many social and biological influences that impact an adolescent’s behavior and development, adolescence can be a confusing time for both the child and the adults who work with and care for them. During this workshop, we will review adolescent development, including brain development and discuss a variety of factors, specific to girls and boys, which impact their mental, social and emotional health.


$25 for each class, $40 for both days


Jane Juran
Senior Administrative Assistant
631-727-7850 x 340


Extension Education Center
423 Griffing Avenue, Suite 100
Riverhead, New York 11901-3071