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Children with Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Interventions for the Caregiver & Child

Many children receiving rehabilitation and special education services have experienced multiple Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) that may not be recognized or addressed by service providers. In this session, you will learn: the biological/neurological effects of trauma; the effects of ACEs on children’s cognitive, language and social-emotional development; caregiver-child interventions to promote attunement and affect management; and child intervention strategies to promote resiliency and facilitate developmental skills for self-regulation. You will learn a framework that requires an integration of cognition/language and temperament/sensory/regulation factors. Interventions combine a mindfulness/mindsight approach for both caregivers and children.
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Faculty:
Carol Westby
Duration:
1 Hour 57 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Jul 31, 2020

Description

Many children receiving rehabilitation and special education services have experienced multiple Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) that may not be recognized or addressed by service providers. In this session, you will learn: the biological/neurological effects of trauma; the effects of ACEs on children’s cognitive, language and social-emotional development; caregiver-child interventions to promote attunement and affect management; and child intervention strategies to promote resiliency and facilitate developmental skills for self-regulation. You will learn a framework that requires an integration of cognition/language and temperament/sensory/regulation factors. Interventions combine a mindfulness/mindsight approach for both caregivers and children. 

Handouts

Outline

ACEs and Development

  • Types of ACEs
  • Biological/neurological effects
  • How attachment mediates trauma
  • Autobiographical memory
  • Narratives in parents & children who have experienced ACEs
  • Framework for intervention

Interventions that Promote Attunement/Affect Management

  • Goals for caregiver intervention
  • Recognizing temperaments
  • How children respond to danger
  • Using mindfulness and mindsight in responding to children’s behaviors

Promote Resiliency for Personal Narratives and Self-Regulation

  • Aspects of self-identity to develop
  • Childhood competencies to development
  • Characteristics of reminiscing
  • How to reminisce
  • Develop child’s emotional understanding: emotion coaching, reading body cues, recognizing emotions in stories

Faculty

Children with Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Interventions for the Caregiver & Child

Carol Westby, CCC-SLP, PhD, BCS-CL, ASDCS Related seminars and products: 8


Carol Westby, CCC-SLP, PhD, BCS-CL, ASDCS, is an internationally renowned expert on play assessment and development in children. She is the developer of the renowned Westby Symbolic Play Scale, a research-based scale used to assess children’s social and play skills. Dr. Westby has written and implemented projects to support personnel preparation, clinical service, and research, including Project PLAY (Play and Language Attunement in Young Children), that trains caregivers to increase the development of play, theory of mind, and language.

Dr. Westby is a fellow of the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), is Board Certified in Child Language and Literacy Disorders, and has received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Geneva College and the University of Iowa’s Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, the ASHA Award for Contributions to Multicultural Affairs, the Honors of ASHA, and the Kleffner Lifetime Clinical Career Award.

Dr. Westby has published and presented nationally and internationally on topics including play, autobiographical memory, theory of mind, language-literacy relationships, narrative/expository development and facilitation, adverse childhood experiences, screen time, trauma, metacognition/executive function, and assessment and intervention with culturally/linguistically diverse populations. She has consulted with the New Mexico Preschool for the Deaf, which employs a play-based curriculum.

Dr. Westby has been a visiting professor at Flinders University in South Australia where she worked on a language/literacy curriculum, and at Brigham Young University where she consulted on SEEL, a systematic and engaging emergent literacy program that employs playful practice. She is a consultant for Bilingual Multicultural Services in Albuquerque, NM and holds an affiliated appointment in Communication Disorders at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT.

 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Carol Westby is a consultant for Bilingual Multicultural Services. Dr. Westby receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She is the author of numerous chapters and articles, and is published by various publishers including Jones & Bartlett and Pearson.

Non-financial: Carol Westby is the developer of the Westby Play Scale. Dr. Westby is a fellow of the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association.