During last month's ESON meeting, we were joined by two guests: Betsy Abrams, who shared some tools and techniques to help understand children’s behaviors, and Maya Gonzalez, who shared her personal history and experience around access to OST programs for students with special needs.
We also discussed: What's in the ROOTS?
During this activity, Betsy explained that in working with young people, we often see behaviors that we expect, and also behaviors that we don’t. Responding to “negative” behaviors without truly understanding what's at the root can send the wrong message to our young. people. In the image to the right you will see:
Hello Leaders who support and serve our young people, both in school and in out-of-school time programs.
We want to take this time to thank you and share our appreciation for the work that you have done these past two months. Our reality right now is far from ideal as we continue to face challenges exacerbated by the Pandemic, which has impacted students and families across the country. It has limited OST opportunities, and ESON is here to provide support for our high priority families. With that said, we want to acknowledge all of the hard work that is being done behind the scenes. Our circumstances have highlighted what it truly means to be resilient and come together as a community of partners and leaders. You deserve your flowers, so here they are!
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