National Training Institute on Effective Practices: Addressing Challenging Behavior: Supporting Young Children’s Social/Emotional Development

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The Florida Center for Inclusive Communities (UCEDD) at the University of South Florida is hosting the 11th Annual National Training Institute on Effective Practices, an early childhood conference on positive social/emotional behavior.

PreConference: April 21-22, 2014
Conference: April 23-25, 2014

Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg
501 5th Avenue NE  
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

The National Training Institute on Effective Practices aims to provide professionals with an in depth, intensive learning experience around the Pyramid Model framework for addressing the social and emotional development and challenging behavior of young children. 

Who Should Attend? 
Anyone interested in learning more about the Pyramid Model framework, learning new strategies, and hearing about new research is encouraged to attend. 

Topics have been chosen carefully to give you the best selection of learning and include infant mental health, promoting social development, addressing challenging behavior, partnering with families, and building systems of care. Six 3-hour sessions are offered Wednesday and Thursday morning and afternoon of the conference, with Friday offering 45-minute toolkit sessions in the morning. Participants do not need to sign up in advance and will be free to choose which sessions to attend.

New this year: Toolkit sessions!
Toolkit sessions are short presentations (45 minutes) that are focused on one practice, strategy, or element of implementation. We will offer three rounds of our toolkit sessions on Friday morning. They will offer NTI participants a variety of choices for learning very focused content. The sessions will be designed to offer information relevant for coaches, administrators, leadership teams, and practitioners.

Participants will also have the choice to attend a pre-conference workshop for an additional cost.

Scott McConnell, Professor of Educational Psychology, University of Minnesota
“Finding a Middle Way for the Promise of Supporting All Children: Promoting the Development of Smart and Happy Children”

More information on NTI can be found on their conference website.


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