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Managing Emotions Effectively

  • Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 2:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Check out our pilot program, Managing Emotions Effectively! Children will be engaged in fun educational activities to learn how to manage everyday emotions while being accompanied by our friendly farm animals.

The goal of the program is to help children develop skills to manage and identify their emotions in a home and school environment. At the completion of the program, children should gain school and social readiness by learning how to self-soothe and positively direct their emotions. Social-emotional learning activities integrated in the program will assist children in developing skills to work with others, regulate emotions and make better decisions. The usage of animals in the program will allow children to become comfortable and open.

Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) can benefit a child mentally. AAT has been found to help children with empathetic and nurturing behavior, reduce stress, develop bonding skills, and decrease the risk of depression and anxiety. Emotional intelligence is the knowledge of emotions, using emotions and how to manage them. Emotional intelligence helps with the overall wellbeing of everyone.

For 5 - 8 year old children:

During this program youth will spend time with a farm animal friend, farm educator, and a psychology student from Farmingdale State University who is participating in an Animal Assisted Therapy internship at the Suffolk County Farm and Education Center. These 45 minute programs will run each week for four weeks. Topics include: discussing and identifying emotions, read aloud of selected books, yoga and crafts. Each program will include a farm animal visit. This program is geared towards 5 - 8 year olds. There are limited spots available so please reach out to bn224@cornell.edu if you are interested.

Two sessions: Wednesdays from March 24 - April 7 from 2:30-3:15 and 3:30-4:15.

For 9-12 year old children:

During this program youth will spend time with a farm animal friend, farm educator, and a psychology student from Farmingdale State University who is participating in an Animal Assisted Therapy internship at the Suffolk County Farm and Education Center. These 45 minute programs will run each week for four weeks. Topics include: discussing and identifying emotions, journaling, yoga and vision board. Each program will include a farm animal interaction. This program is geared towards 5-8 year olds. There are limited spots available so please reach out to bn224@cornell.edu if you are interested.

Two sessions: Wednesdays from April 14-April 28 from 2:30-3:15 and 3:30-4:15.

Register

please reach out to bn224@cornell.edu if you are interested.

Contact

Brittany Naumann
4-H Education Program Manager
bn224@cornell.edu
631-852-4612

Location

Suffolk County Farm and Education Center
350 Yaphank Avenue
Yaphank, New York 11980

Last updated April 2, 2021