Seminar on Positive Behaviour in Children and Youths

DCM 37 - Poster

 

Dr Frank Fabri  A/Director, Curriculum Management announces that

 

The Equal Partners Foundation is a parent-run, non-profit organisation working with children and youths having intellectual disabilities and/or learning difficulties. The aim of the Foundation is to support persons with disabilities to have a more independent life within a more inclusive society.

Seminars on Positive Behaviour in Children and Youths will be held on five consecutive: Mondays from the 24th  February till the 24th March 2014 from 6.00 pm till 8.30 pm. The Seminars will be given by Dr Agius Ferrante and she will be tackling various behavioural issues in children and youths.

Below please find the course description and the poster so as to encourage any interested parties. The whole certified cost will be at €100.

Bookings, on info@equalpartners.org.mt are open till the 19th  February 2014.

 

 The Programme

Positive Behaviour

An Introduction to working with Challenging Behaviour

“Our job is not to fix people, but to design effective environments” (Horner 2007)

 

Lectures will be around: Understanding challenging behaviour

  • Identify behaviours and the functions they serve
  • Understand how emotions affect behaviour
  • Identifying challenging behaviours
  • Understand the role labelling plays in the life of a child who challenges

 

What is behaviour?

Emotions and behaviour

What is challenging behaviour?

What behaviours are challenging?

Who displays challenging behaviour?

Terminology

Social model of disability

A historical context

Five facts every family should know

End of Term CoHs’ Gathering

An end of Term College of Heads’ Gathering, including Christmas Drink, is going to be held at the Education Office at 1.30pm on Friday 20th. December 2013.  All Heads of Schools are invited to attend.

Visit by the First Lady

The First Lady, Mrs Margaret Abela, will be visiting GC Girls’ Secondary School on Tuesday 17th December re-BOV Piggy Bank Campaign 2013:

School Visits Programme BOV Piggy Bank Campaign 2013

Head of School welcomes Mrs Abela

 Mrs Abela escorted to the courtyard or hall

 Message from the Head of School

 Presentation of bouquet to Mrs Abela

 Message from the Principal

 Messages from the BOV representative ( if in attendance)

 Message from Mrs Abela

 Play or activity organised by school – maximum duration 15 minutes

 Group photo

 Mrs Abela visits classes

 Informal talks at Head of School office – approx. 10 mins

 Light refreshments offered

Community Chest Fund Activity

Mass will be held at Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary on Thursday 12th December 2013 at 9.30a.m. The First Lady Mrs G Abela will be attending.  Fifteen students from each school are invited to attend accompanied by a teacher.

Till Sixteen … And Then? – Consultation Meeting

Parents and Educators are especially invited to attend this conference on Monday 9th December 2013 at the Centre of the Gozo Association for the Deaf, Saint Domenica Street Victoria, Gozo (near Manresa House).

Programme

TILL SIXTEEN….AND AFTER  ?

Monday,  9th December  2013

Centre of the Gozo Association for the Deaf,  Victoria, Gozo (next to Manresa Hse.)

08.45 Registration
09.00 Welcome Speech Mr  Joseph M. Camilleri,  Chairperson KNPD
09.05 Presentation of Theme

Experiences

Ms  Mary Rose Attard, Co-ordinator for Disability in Gozo
09.30                               Ms Anwuarite Micallef, Ms Bryanna Saliba andMs Gail Bugeja.
9.40 Coffee break  
10.50 Discussion                     
11.05  Concluding Speeches     H.E. Mgr Mario Grech, Bishop of Gozo
                           The Hon. Evarist Bartolo, Minister for Education and Employment.The Hon. Franco Mercieca, Parliamentary Secretary for the Rights of Persons with Disability and Active Ageing.The Hon. Anton Refalo, Minister for Gozo

 

Embracing Diversity

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