Presentations and Trainings

2018

JANUARY 20

HUSKY HOUSE 

Lafyatte, CA

 

January 27

Nevada City School for the Arts

 

February 7-8

California Head Start Association Conference

Costa Mesa

Parent Conference:  Why Kids Do the Crazy Things They Do

Professional Conference: Helping Children Heal from Trauma

 

March 17

Do Terra Group

Livermore

Understanding What We Invite

 

April 11

2018 Child Health, Education, and Care Summit

California First Five Conference, Glendale, CA

The Children Need us: understanding and supporting children with traumatic lives

 

April 14

Directors In Touch

Lafayette, CA

Working with challenging behaviors

 

April 19-21

California Association for the Education of Young Children

Pasadena, CA

 

May 29

Stanislaus County Office Of Education Early Childhood Programs

Modesto, CA

Why Kids do the Crazy Things They Do

 

June 19

Stanislaus County Office of Education

H Street building, Patterson Room

How Trauma Effects Young Children's Behavior

6:00-8:00 pm

 

Saturday, June 23

Stanislaus County Office of Education

H Street Building, Patterson Room

The Children Need us: understanding and supporting children with traumatic lives

8:30 am-12:30 pm

 

June 28th

Stanislaus County Office of Education

H Street building, Patterson Room

Trauma and its effects on children's emotional Regulation and Behavior

6:00-8:00 pm

 

August 2

Fresno Head Start Veterans Memorial Building, Clovis

An Introduction to Adverse Childhood experiences

8:30 am

 

August 21-24

brigham young university, education week

see schedule for details

 

August 25

Stanislaus county office of education ANNUAL ece conference

why kids do the crazy things they do

Peterson Education Center

8:30 am-12:00

 

October 4, 5, 6

Effective Parents Retreat (tentative)

Salt Lake City Area

for information contact me directly

 

October 17-18

CAPPA Conference

Double Tree Hotel

Oct. 17     Adults and Trauma

1:30-5:00 pm

Oct. 18  Relationships:  Healing Trauma, Improving Lives

3:30-5:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017

January 3-4

Chatsworth Resource and Referral

2-day Keynote address and trainings for Chatsworth Head Start Agency

February 5- March 26 2017  

Becoming the Parent You Want to Become: a Six week parenting class 

This is a FREE parenting class for all.  It is sponsored by the Livermore Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and will include Christian principles consistent with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  For more information, contact me at laurieprusso@gmail.com

February 20

Child Day Schools

SF Bay Area

This is a private workshop for the employees of Child Day Schools

February 23

Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project  PUBLIC PRESENTATION

ResilienceSubtitled The Biology of Stress and the Science of HopeResilience looks at studies that suggest adverse childhood experiences (such as emotional, physical, and sexual abuse) may contribute to major health problems in adulthood, but the film especially focuses on pioneers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare that it sees as inspirational models of preventative medical care.

This is a public event and you are welcome to attend.  For information you may contact:   http://directory.yosemite.edu/howardc

March 11

Chatsworth CA Resource and Referral Family Child Care Providers and Coaches

Trauma in the Lives of Children and Building Resilience

March 17  

Santa Maria, CA     Women's Conference "Noble Women in a modern world"

Noble Women in a Modern World: How we welcome the Savior into our lives

This keynote address will be given at a Christian women's conference.  If you are interested, please contact me for more information.  Laurieprusso@gmail.com

march 23

California Association for the Education of Young Children annual conference, ontario, ca

Challenging Lives, Challenging Behavior: How trauma and life experiences influence behavior and what we can do to support children's learning.
Presentation Date:                                 Thursday, March 23, 2017
Presentation Time:                                 3:45pm-5:15pm

http://conference.caeyc.org/

March 25

Contra Costa Child Care Council Annual Conference

Recognizing Trauma: The Art of Helping One Another Heal

https://www.cocokids.org/learning-institute/training-conferences/

June 2-3

Shasta College Annual Child Development Summer Institute

Friday June 2     Understanding Trauma: Ten Things Leaders Can Do Right Now to Help Young Children Heal and Learn

Saturday June 3

Adverse Childhood Experiences:  Reflective strategies for those who teach and work with children

June 9-10

California Early Childhood Mentor Institute

Berkeley, CA

July 14-15

San Bernardino Child Care Resource and Referral Conference

Keynote Address

Trauma and its effects on Social Emotional Development and Behavior

Challenging Behaviors:  10 Effective Teacher Tools

august 7

Twin Rivers School District

Staff Team Building

august 8

Placer County

Trauma Informed Care

August 21-25

Brigham Young University Education Week  August 21-25 Provo, Utah

https://educationweek.byu.edu/

Series Title: Nurturing Our Children in their Development and Growth

Session 1:  It Might Not Be Misbehavior It Might Just Be Development.  Understanding the role of Nature and Nurture in your growing family.

Session 2: (At Least) 10 Reasons Children Misbehave and the Surprising Truth About What They Really Want

Session 3:  “How Our Life Experiences Help Us to Be Better Parents”

Session 4: Parenting, Agency and the New Marshmallow Test: Loving Our Children and Teaching Them How to Choose, Instead of Making Them Do What We Want

 

August 28

Nevada City School of the Arts

Supporting Children With Challenging Behaviors

 

October 19-20

California Early Childhood Mentor Director Institute

Cal Poly Pomona, Kellog Center

Previous Year Presentations

SEPTEMBER

  • CAEYC Professional Development Forum San Jose

San Jose, California

September 22-24 San Jose Marriott

Understanding the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences when teaching and working with adults. 

An introduction to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) as they relate to adults working with young children.  We will explore some of the research and the practical ways to support Early Childhood professionals in their work. 

Motivating compassion in adults who may have been traumatized as children. 

Although we all want to be loving, unresolved emotional issues sometimes get in the way of us being as patient and compassionate as we would like to be.  Learn about emotional roadblocks and how adults can be triggered in early care settings and learn how to support adults in the classroom environment and in life.

https://caeyc.org/

 

OCTOBER

  • California Alternate Payment Program Association And California Resource & Referral Network Conference

Joint Network/CAPPA Conference at the DoubleTree Hotel, 2001 Point West Way, Sacramento  

Workshop: Our Role in Creating Coherent, Nurturing and Secure Environments

Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016

Time: 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

Workshop: A Journey Through Trauma – Once Caregiver’s Story

Date: Friday, October 21, 2016

Time:  8:45 to 10:15 a.m.

http://www.cappaonline.com/annual-conference

  • Professional Association for Childhood Education

Conference at the DoubleTree Hotel, 2001 Point West Way, Sacramento

Date: Saturday, October 22, 2016          

  • Challenging Behaviors, Challenging Lives!   10:30-12:00

There are reasons children struggle to behave. Explore these reasons for children’s challenging behavior, and learn effective responses. You will know what to do and why it works!

  • Can We All Work Together? How to Find Joy in Your Work with Children by Improving Adult Relationships  1:30-3:00

Working together requires self-discipline, self-reflection, maturity and skill. Your personality, your disposition and your needs will influence your interactions with others. Understand what you bring and how the ways you respond to others will predict how joyful you are each day.

  • Growing Good Brains   3:30-5:00

Many Problems in the classroom are easy to predict. If you can predict, you can prevent! This lively and humorous workshop will give you the answers you need.

http://www.pacenet.org/

NOVEMBER

  • California First Five 2016 Child Health, Education, and Care Summit

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sacramento

November 8–10, 2016

Wednesday, November 9 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 “The Journey from Trauma to Joy: One Child’s Journey

Wednesday, November 9, 2016, from 3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Challenging Behaviors and Challenging Lives: What research says about the link between emotional development and classroom culture,

http://www.ccfc.ca.gov/about/about_annual_summit.html

  • CAEYC Professional Development Forum Palm Springs

November 10-11 Palm Springs Marriott

Friday, November 11  10:30-12:00

Understanding the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences when teaching and working with adults. 

An introduction to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) as they relate to adults working with young children.  We will explore some of the research and the practical ways to support Early Childhood professionals in their work. 

Friday, November 11, 1:15-2:45

Motivating compassion in adults who may have been traumatized as children. 

Although we all want to be loving, unresolved emotional issues sometimes get in the way of us being as patient and compassionate as we would like to be.  Learn about emotional roadblocks and how adults can be triggered in early care settings and learn how to support adults in the classroom environment and in life.

https://caeyc.org/

  • Child Care Links, Pleasanton, CA  6:30 pm

  •  6601 Owens Drive, Pleasanton, CA

Monday, December 12, 2016

http://www.childcarelinks.org/

Brain Development

A child’s brain undergoes an amazing period of development from birth to three—producing 700 new neural connections every second.  In the preschool years it continues to grow, develop and refine the connections and cognition improves.  This growing brain development is influenced by many factors, including a child’s relationships, experiences and environment. Learn more about the crucial role you play in building children's brains, as you develop warm and caring relationships that support development and learning in healthy emotional and social environments.