Children Under Stress, Part 2: Responding When Children Withdraw

Date: October 15, 2013
Time: 2 - 3 p.m.
Location: Webinar
Contact: Kendra Moyses,

The Military Families Learning Network invites you to participate in our next presentation in our Child Care and Military Families web conference series:

Children Under Stress, Part 2: Responding When Children Withdraw

Tuesday, Oct. 15 from 2 - 3 p.m. EDT  

In Part 1 of our “Children Under Stress” series, we learned that children are especially vulnerable to the impact of stresses that are common to military family life. Young children communicate their distress and inability to cope through changes in their behavior, behavior that is often very challenging for child care providers to understand and deal with in the child care setting. In this installment in the Child Care and Military Families Series, our presenter will talk in greater depth about those children who express their distress through “internalizing” behaviors, such as withdrawing, regressing in their developmental skills, depression, or passively aggressive behaviors such as lying.

This is the second of three webinars about the behavior of young children from military families. (You can also listen to the recording of Part 1.)

In this session, you will learn:

  • What “internalizing” behaviors are
  • Why some children are more apt to internalize their distress
  • How child care professionals can help these children learn to cope with the big emotions and difficult to understand situations they are experiencing
  • Practical strategies for providing support in the context of group care
  • Tips for working with parents when children are internalizing their distress

Presenter: Our presenter is John Kinsel, Director of Mental Health Services for the Miami Valley Child Development Centers, a group of more than 50 Head Start and Early Head Start programs in the communities and counties surrounding Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. (Learn more about our presenter on the event page.)

Audience: This 60-minute web conference will be presented for child care providers (both on-installation and in local communities) who work with Military Families, as well as professionals who supervise, direct, or educate child care providers who work with military families.

How to Attend the Web Conference:

No registration is required to attend this event. Simply log on to as a “guest” a few minutes before 2 p.m. on October 15. A certificate of attendance will be emailed to interested participants who attend the event live.

To learn more about our presenter, download related resources, or sign up to receive alerts for this event, visit the event page: 

A recording of the web conference and additional resources will also be available on this page approximately two days after the session.

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