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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
1Identify various challenges and the effects that modern children face, including divorce, racism, illness, etc.
2.  Identify healthy strategies for helping children cope with challenges.
3.  Recognize the role that conversation plays in helping children cope. 
Bertelsen Education courses are internationally accredited through IACET.
This course is approved in the following states:
*NOT APPROVED IN OHIO
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Oklahoma
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Pennsylvania
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South Carolina
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Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
This course counts towards the following CDA core competencies and naeyc standards:
1. Supporting Children's Social and Emotional Development
2. Building Productive Relationships with Families


6 - Staff Competencies, Preparation, and Support
7 - Families 
 10 - Leadership and Management
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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