Behavioral and Emotional Skills Training for Parents and Caregivers

Adults caring for children often have questions about how to set clear expectations and manage behavior effectively. Especially when children exhibit challenging behaviors, adults want to know exactly how to address these situations with strategies that promote positive behavior, good social-emotional development and increased self-esteem.

The Child Mind Institute’s Behavioral and Emotional Skills Training (BEST)℠ provides this preparation for parents and caregivers. Informed by the most up-to-date research, clinicians provide caregivers with a structured and interactive training experience aimed at the teaching and immediate application of practical techniques for effective behavior management.

Training Objectives for BEST

  • Understand the basics of behavior management
  • Learn and apply skills consistently and effectively
  • Increase confidence in managing challenging behaviors
  • Develop a behaviorally-minded network of other caregivers for continued support following training completion

BEST Topics Covered

  • Setting routines and clear behavioral expectations
  • Positive reinforcement
  • Redirection of minor misbehavior and active ignoring
  • Giving good directions
  • Effectively shaping behavioral goals and setting up individualized behavior plans
  • Reprimands, loss of privileges and time-outs
  • Avoiding common pitfalls like yelling and escalating threats
  • How to take care of yourself while taking care of others
  • Planning to implement these strategies at home

To provide families with support during the COVID-19 crisis, we are bringing BEST online by providing families with pre-recorded webinars plus a live parent consultation with Jeincy Duarte, PsyD, BCBA.

Who Should Attend?

Parents, grandparents, babysitters, nannies, au pairs or other caregivers are invited to participate in BEST.

Registration options:

  • Full BEST Webinar Series (5 hours) including live parent consultation: $225. Being held on:
    • March 3, 2023 – 11:30 – 1:00pm EST
    • April 7, 2023 11:30 – 1:00pm EST
  • BEST Webinar Series (5 hours) without parent consultation: $150