january, 2022

22jan9:00 am12:00 pmLooking Beyond Behaviors to Support Children's Social Emotional Development Event Organized By: Roots of Inclusion Event Type:TrainingIn-person or Online:Online

Event Details

This workshop has been developed for educators, early childhood interventionists and providers across disciplines.
Too often, we view a young person’s behavioral differences as items on a checklist rather than understanding that observed behaviors are a way of adapting to how the individual processes information and the impact of their environment. That impact is particularly true for young people today during the pandemic, those who manage sensory and executive functioning challenges, autistic youth, and individuals experiencing trauma. This virtual workshop provides an opportunity to learn more about the concepts from brain science that help us understand why some young people experience high rates of behavioral challenges and what we can do differently to better support them. Dr. Delahooke will describe behaviors as the tip of the “Developmental Iceberg” and essential signals that we should address by seeking to understand a young person’s individual differences in the overarching context of relational safety.

This workshop will provide helpful worksheets and charts for educators, early childhood interventionists, and providers across disciplines, including tools and techniques to reduce behavioral challenges and promote psychological resilience and satisfying, secure relationships.

1. Learn about the paradigm shift that is beginning across the country based on neuroscience research of the past decade.
2. Understand the four states of the nervous system that inform us what to do in real-time when managing a young person’s behavioral challenges.
3. Understand how neurodevelopment progresses along a predictable trajectory.
4. Learn how to contextualize your current intervention approaches to align with each young person’s neurodevelopmental ability.

Free to Attend

​Clock Hours are available in partnership with OSPI

About Dr. Delahooke:
Mona Delahooke, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist with more than 30 years of experience caring for children and their families. She is a senior faculty member of the Profectum Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting families of neurodiverse children, adolescents and adults. She is a trainer for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health.

Dr. Delahooke holds the highest level of endorsement in the field of infant and toddler mental health in California, as a Reflective Practice Mentor (RPM). She is a frequent speaker, trainer, and consultant to parents, organizations, schools, and public agencies. Dr. Delahooke has dedicated her career to promoting compassionate, relationship-based neurodevelopmental interventions for children with developmental, behavioral, emotional, and learning differences.

She is the author of the award-winning book Beyond Behaviors: Using Brain Science and Compassion to Understand and Solve Children’s Behavioral Challenges (PESI, 2019), and Social and Emotional Development in Early Intervention: A Skills Guide for Working with Children (PESI, 2017). Her popular blog, at www.monadelahooke.com covers a range of topics useful for caregivers and childhood providers.




(Saturday) 9:00 am - 12:00 pm




Roots of InclusionThe founders of Roots of Inclusion envision a community where all people are valued members and are involved, safe, equipped and empowered. Roots of Inclusion, officially established in 2018, has been a project of its founders for the past 10 years. It began through advocacy specific for our children and then grew through a process of listening, learning, and understanding how systems impact all of us... children, families and organizations. Roots of Inclusion creates a space, both personal and virtual to, through the use of community-engaged practices, address challenges and make systems more responsive to community needs.