It’s Skill Not Will: Giving Families the Tools to Help Their Kids Succeed - MMHPI - Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute
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It’s Skill Not Will: Giving Families the Tools to Help Their Kids Succeed

2022 Engage & Excel

Session Details

  • 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.