(Parent Advisory Council for Education)
P.O Box 133 Somerset, MA. 02726
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All Meetings are free and open to the Public!
Somerset PACE invites you to learn what you need to know as a parent or educator in this
Understanding and Helping Easily Frustrated,
"Chronically Inflexible" Children
Parenting, teaching, and trying to help kids with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges can be frustrating, draining, isolating…and just plain hard. A lot of what people say about these kids – that they’re attention-seeking, manipulative, coercive, unmotivated, and limit-testing – doesn’t help. And a lot of what’s said about their parents – that they’re passive, permissive, inconsistent , noncontingent disciplinarians – doesn’t help either. Fortunately, we’ve learned a lot about challenging kids in the past 40 years. We now know that they’re lacking skills, not motivation…skills like flexibility/adaptability, frustration tolerance, and problem solving. That knowledge makes it possible for us to help these kids in ways that are much more humane, compassionate, and effective.
Presented by: Ross Greene Ph.D., is Director of Lives of the Balance and author of the highly acclaimed books The Explosive Child and Lost at School. He is also Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, staff psychologist at the Cambridge Health Alliance, Senior Lecturer in the school psychology program in the Department of Education at Tufts University, and adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Virginia Tech. Ross consults extensively
to families, general and special education schools, inpatient and residential facilities, and systems of juvenile detention, and lectures widely throughout the world. His research has been funded by, among others, the National Institute on Drug Abuse/National Institutes of Mental Health, the Stanley Medical Research Institute, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Maine Juvenile Justice Advisory Group.
On: Tuesday, May 24th , 2011 6:30-8:30 at
The Somerset High School
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Certificate of Attendance available only by request.
Somerset PACE is a parent run information organization established as a resource for support and networking for parents/guardians
and interested parties in Somerset, who have children with special needs, disabilities, or learning disorders. We are working
toward the understanding and educational supports for all children with special needs and learning differences in Somerset and
our surrounding communities. We welcome anyone interested in learning how to support those with special needs or to share
information to attend our meetings. Somerset PACE fulfills the requirement for the Massachusetts State Mandate on PARENT
ADVISORY COUNCILS. 603 CMR 28.00 Special Education 28.07 Parent Involvement (4) Parent advisory participation. Each
school district shall create a district-wide parent advisory council offering membership to all parents of eligible students and other
interested parties. To read the entirety on this mandate go to www.doe.mass.edu/lawsregs/ www.doe.mass.edu/lawsregs/