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Positive Behavioral Support 

Good Morning,

During holiday time, stress can be intensified by a number of things including finances, shopping decisions, deadlines, and pressure to please family and friends. In addition, 2020 brings a whole new set of challenges due to the pandemic and families that have children with behavioral needs face even more stressors. Today we've provided links and resources to support you through these difficult times.

We hope you find this information helpful!

The Gift of Positive Behavior Support

Holidays can be challenging for families impacted by disability, trauma, grief, economic struggles, and other stressors. Holiday season 2020 has its own flavors of confusion. Families with children who struggle with behavior may want to head into the winter with plans in place. Anticipating where trouble could bubble up and developing a strategy for working it out provides all family members with opportunities for social-emotional growth, mindfulness, and rich moments. Click Here to Read More...

Managing Problem Behavior at Home

For parents at their wits end, behavioral therapy techniques can provide a roadmap to calmer, more consistent ways to manage problem behaviors problems and offers a chance to help children develop gain the developmental skills they need to regulate their own behaviors. Click Here to Read More...

How to Help Kids Handle Holiday Disappointment During COVID-19
This year has been difficult to say the least. With the holidays approaching – and the challenges and uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic still ongoing – you may be wondering how to help your child cope with the disappointment of things being different this year. Click Here to Read More...

7 Tips to Surviving the Holidays with your Special Needs Child

For many parents of children with special needs, the stretch of time between October and January can feel like one big inhale. Between dressing up for Halloween, socializing over Thanksgiving, turning back clocks for Daylight Savings, and of course, the countless festivities associated with Hanukkah, Christmas, Ramadan and other holidays, there are a lot of big events where kids are expected to be on their best behavior. The sights, smells, sounds and expectations can make a neurotypical child irritable; it can do that and more for a child with special needs. Click Here to Read More...

Stay safe and be well,

Amber Rosewood

Program Coordinator

Cowlitz Community Network
360-442-7089 | 360-430-2991

[email protected]

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