The Social Emotional Work of Young Children (Additional dates listed)

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Can you imagine what life would be like if the adults in your life threw tantrums, refused to share and hugged a stuffed animal to calm their anxiety? You’d probably have very little patience for these adults. While we expect these behaviors in young children, we also expect them to develop skills like self-control, perspective taking and critical thinking.

This training will unpack how kids develop social emotional competence and more importantly, how caregivers can support the “work” of developing those social emotional skills.

Training Objectives:

1. Define social emotional health 

2. Explain what gets in the way of young children's social emotional development 

3. Describe a child's social emotional "work" 

4. Understand the role of caregivers in supporting young children's social emotional health

Upcoming Dates and Registration:

September 9, 2021 session: Cancelled

March 10, 2022 session: Registration will open at a later date

June 21, 2022 session: Registration will open at a later date

Presented By:


Méroudjie Denis, Ph.D, LP, LMSW

Méroudjie is a licensed psychologist, licensed social worker and trained school psychologist, with over 13 years of experience in the mental health field. She provides clinical services to children and families impacted by trauma. Previously, she spent a decade working as an early childhood educator, serving children receiving special education. She earned her Bachelor of Art in psychology from the University of Dallas, her master’s degree in social work from the University of Texas-Arlington and her Ph.D. in psychology from Texas women's University.

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Rhonda Vincent, Ph.D

Rhonda Vincent joined Momentous Institute in December 2013. Her previous experience includes over 25 years of work in education. Along with a Bachelor of Science, Rhonda earned elementary and early childhood teaching certificates from the University of Texas Permian Basin. She received a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from New Mexico State University and a Ph.D. in Child Development from Texas Woman’s University.

Coming Up

2022-03-10 3:30 PM 2022-03-10 4:45 PM America/Chicago The Social Emotional Work of Young Children (Additional dates listed) Momentous Institute

Event Details

  • Audience: Educators
  • Event Time:

    3:30 - 4:45 PM

  • Individual: $40