Children Under Stress Part 3: Responding When Children are Aggressive

Date: November 19, 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 3: Responding When Children Are Aggressive

Tuesday, Nov. 19 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT

Part 1 of our “Children Under Stress” series explained the experience of stress in young children as a result of the changes inherent to military family life and why it is expressed in their behavior. In Part 2, we learned why some children express that stress in “internalizing” behaviors, and how child care providers can respond with empathy and age-appropriate support. In this final segment of the series, we focus our attention on children who turn their stress outward, in “externalizing” behaviors that can be disruptive and difficult to deal with in the child care setting. This is the last of three webinars about the behavior of young children from military families. (You can also listen to the recordings of Part 1 and Part 2.)

In this session, you will learn:

  • What “externalizing” behaviors are
  • Why some children are more apt to respond to stress by lashing out
  • How child care professionals can help these children learn to cope with overwhelming emotions and control explosive impulses
  • Practical strategies for providing support in the context of group care
  • Tips for working with parents when children are externalizing 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 November 19.
  • 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. 
  • To learn more about the Child Care and Military Families Learning Network, please visit

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