It’s Skill Not Will: Giving Families the Tools to Help Their Kids Succeed
2022 Engage & Excel
- Date: October 14, 2022
- Moderator: Tegan Henke, MS, MFT
- Speaker: J. Stuart Albon, PhD
- Speaker: Andy Keller, PhD
- Speaker: Karl Rathjen, MD
Youth with challenging behaviors are often misunderstood. Many caregivers and professionals assume these children don’t want to behave well. However, a significant body of research shows that challenging behavior is more about lacking the skill to do better and less about lacking the will. The Goodness Web Foundation is investing in a better approach: Collaborative Problem-Solving. It has been effectively used across multiple settings to build empathy, teach youth the skills they lack, and improve behavior. Attendees will gain a more effective perspective on why some children struggle and how to help youth and caregivers be their best.