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IY Small Group Dinosaur Child Group Leader “Dina Dinosaur” Training

January 5, 2016

About the Event
This 3-day workshop will present in depth the child training program designed by Dr. Webster-Stratton to promote children’s non aggressive ways to solve common conflicts, appropriate classroom behaviors, and positive social skills with other children and adults. Content of this training program includes: how to teach children to understand feelings, problem-solve, regulate emotions, learn how to be friendly and how to talk with friends, and how to do their best in school. The intervention program is appropriate for use by clinicians/therapists with small groups of children with behavior problems (preschool through grade 3), either in mental health settings or in schools as “pull out” sessions.

Participants Will Learn to:

  • Promote child emotional, social and academic competencies and reduce aggressive and noncompliant behaviors.
  • Strengthen children’s social skills and appropriate play skills (turn-taking, waiting, asking, sharing, helping and complimenting).
  • Promote children’s use of self-control strategies such as effective problem-solving steps and effective anger management strategies.
  • Increase emotional awareness by labeling feelings, recognizing the differing views of oneself and others, and enhancing perspective-taking.
  • Boost academic success, reading and school readiness.
  • Reduce defiance, aggressive behavior, and related conduct problems such as noncompliance, peer aggression and rejection, bullying, stealing and lying.
  • Decrease children’s negative cognitive attributions and conflict management approaches.
  • Increase self-esteem and self-confidence.

Featured Presenter:
Peter S Loft, Jr., MSW comes to us from the Incredible Years Programs in Seattle, Washington, an internationally known evidenced-based programs for parents, teachers, and young children, proven to reduce long-term risk factors for families and children.

He is a certified trainer in the Classroom Dinosaur School Social Skills Program, small group treatment model of Dinosaur School Social Skills intervention for children with at-risk behaviors, Basic and Advanced Parenting Programs, and in Teacher Classroom Management Strategies.

Registration Fee: $495 | CE Fee (optional): $25

Substitutions allowed; no refunds after Dec. 31, 2015.

QUESTIONS? Please contact or 213.260.7623


Dates & Times: January 5, 2016 8:30 am – January 7, 2016 4:30 pm

8:30 am – 4:30 pm daily
(check-in, continental breakfast begins at 8:30; Training begins at 9:00 am)


Children’s Institute, Inc. | Otis Booth Campus

2121 W Temple Street | Los Angeles, CA 90026


Continental breakfast provided. Lunch is on your own.

Continuing Education – 18 credits available for PSY, MFT, LCSW, and BRNs
APA: Children’s Institute, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Children’s Institute, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
BRN: Children’s Institute, Inc. provider #CEP8409 is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing.

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