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Having Hard Conversations

In today’s world, children must navigate a multitude of problems such as divorce, racism, illness, etc. and the feelings and behaviors they cause. Knowing these problems are not going away, we must help these children learn to talk about and cope with these problems in a healthy way. This course provides strategies to help adults have those hard conversations.  
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Course Info
State Approval
CDA
Instructor
training HOURS
2 training/clock hours
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CEU
0.2 CEUs
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TARGET AUDIENCE
Ages 0-2 years
LEARNING OUTCOMES
1. Compare and contrast the å of empathy and sympathy
2. Understand the importance of the impact of empathy and sympathy when working with children 3. Understand the three types of empathy Identify when sympathy and empathy are used in conversations
4. Review the concepts of sympathy and empathy and how they are alike and different
5. Understand why empathy is necessary for children 6. Understand the three types of empathy
7. Look at two scenarios to identify if empathy or sympathy is used
8. Understand how coping skills can help children self-regulate when experiencing feelings and emotions
9. Take a quiz based on coping skills charts
10. Create a coping skills plan based on a chosen scenario
11. Learn about the E-E-E-Easy Framework for having hard conversations
12. Apply the framework to a time this framework could have helped in a past situation
Bertelsen Education courses are internationally accredited through IACET.
This course is approved in the following states:
Alabama
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Texas
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Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
This course counts towards the following CDA core competencies:
1. Supporting Children's Social and Emotional Development
2. Building Productive Relationships with Families
Meet the instructor

Debra Cullen

Debra Cullen has had over 25 years in the education field. Debra was a high school English teacher, an English teacher in a technical high school, a college professor, and is currently a writer and instructional coach for a national educational cooperative. Debra provides a wide variety of professional development sessions for teachers of all grades all across the county in many different areas of content. Debra is also a ghostwriter and writing coach specializing in blogs, articles, and non-fiction works. Debra is certified in elementary education and ELA, has a Master’s degree in curriculum and development, and is currently completing her doctorate in educational leadership. Debra lives in West Virginia with her three children, John, Michael, and Caroline, two dogs, Noodle and Noel, and one cat, Whip. 
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