Online Training for Churches and Families

Each of the following training conference calls lasts approximately one hour including a presentation and a question/answer time with the staff.

Encountering Problem Behaviors: A Gospel-Centered Approach for Every Child

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
8 pm ET  |  7 pm CT  |  6 pm MT  |  5 pm PT
Led by Ashley Belknap, Director

Churches often place high value on quiet, compliant behavior from children. Many children with special needs exhibit difficult behavior in the classroom. This can result in relational challenges between teachers, students, parents, and volunteers in the church.

This online training will introduce key concepts to help you understand the nature of problem behavior, why it occurs, and what behaviors communicate. We’ll discuss ways you can promote more appropriate communication in your classrooms with the goal of reaching every child with the gospel.

Topics we will cover:

  • The role of communication in the learning process
  • A gospel-centered understanding of behavior
  • The nature of reinforcement and how it works
  • Training volunteers and buddies to work with children who exhibit problematic behaviors

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Youth Ministry: Enfolding and Discipling Teens with Disabilities

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
1 pm ET  |  12 pm CT  |  11 am MT  |  10 am PT
Led by Ashley Belknap, Director

Transitioning from children’s ministry to youth ministry is a major rite of passage for covenant kids. We want teens with disabilities to thrive in their youth ministries. However, the transition for many of them is difficult because of increased social expectations and learning demands.

This online training will explore various options for better transitioning, assimilating, and discipling your youth who have cognitive, physical, and learning impairments.

Topics we will cover:

  • Social barriers and expectations within youth groups
  • An inclusion model and useful adaptations
  • Training buddies for your youth with special needs
  • Transitioning from children’s ministry into youth ministry

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