Past Workshop Resources

March 26th, 2023

When Children Activate Us: What To Know And What Can Help

with Fiona McDevitt LCSW PLLC

Book Recommendations:

The Whole Brain Child by Dr. Dan Siegel

Gives specific strategies to use and why we use them.

The Out-of-Sync Child series by Carol Stock Kranowitz

Recommended for children who may have sensory sensitivities. The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun book has sections for each sensory sensitivity and specific activities for each one.

Online Resources:

Generation Mindful

Has some good resources on creating a calming corner and helping children with emotional regulation.

October 15th, 2022

Limit Setting and Redirection

with Ellen Maranca 

Online Resources:

Being-With and Shark Music - Circle of Security International 

This 4-minute animated video explains a very common yet very LARGE challenge to connecting with kinds: recognizing and managing caretakers' own strong feelings during times of resistance to limit-setting

Connecting to Calm with Dan Siegel, PhD 

This 5-minute YouTube video explains the importance of connecting, validating feelings, and gives a couple of great examples.

Setting Healthy Limits by Garry Landreth, Ed.D, LPC, RPT-S 

This document explains the basics of the A.C.T. limit-setting model, developed by Dr. Garry Landreth.

Robyn Gobbel, LCSW 

Free podcasts and blogs on many parenting topics. Relatable explanations and tips for working with misbehavior and trauma, including brain science.

May 26th, 2022

World Play Day - Panel Discussion: The Importance of Play on Children’s Mental Health

with Family & Children's Services of Ithaca 

Link to Zoom recording: