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September Virtual Roundtable: Avoidance Part II

15 September 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm HKT

Avoidance and procrastination have typically been thought of as intentional or subversive, which often results in parenting approaches that focus on motivation through reward and punishment programs. If these strategies no longer seem to motivate your child, this discussion is for you!

FOCUS is offering a follow-up, interactive session to address the feedback comments, and further support and discussion regarding

  • Accurately identifying problems to be solved
  • Effectively implementing skills to be learned

Rick Smith and Melissa Ortega Giglio will again be leading the discussion, with added perspectives from Cheryl Raper, educator, and Aurora Aritao, executive coach. Participants will leave understanding that kids do well when they can. Decades of research show that avoidance behaviours typically result from a lack of skills needed for problem solving, managing frustration and mental flexibility. Participants, therefore, will also learn key tools necessary to identify the causes of task-avoidance and teach the skills that these children need to move toward challenges rather than avoid or hide from them.

This virtual roundtable discussion is for professionals and parents interested in learning the evidence-based approach to understanding and helping children and adolescents who are struggling with chronic avoidance of schoolwork.

The format will be interactive with small group discussion and sharing sessions.

Cost: Member & Participant of Aug 24 (Free); Non-member (HK$200)


15 September 2020
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm HKT
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+852 2849 8218

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