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Fri, Mar 01


Corpus Christi -Queen of Apostles Church

Supporting Emotional Regulation in Youth

Providing a Foundation to Manage Big Emotions, Managing Emotional Storms, and Being a Calming Presence & Making Amends

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Supporting Emotional Regulation in Youth
Supporting Emotional Regulation in Youth

Time & Location

Mar 01, 2024, 9:15 AM – 12:30 PM

Corpus Christi -Queen of Apostles Church, 3340 4th Avenue, Council Bluffs, IA 51501, USA


About the event

Join us for this in-person opportunity with Mindspring Mental Health Alliance to learn to support emotional regulation in youth. We'll focus on 3 primary areas.

  1. Providing a Foundation to Manage Big Emotions:  Children aren’t born knowing how to manage emotions or express feelings in appropriate ways. And when children don’t understand their emotions, challenging behavior can arise. We will help you find ways to create healthy connections with kids, understand how to calm the child’s nervous system, and teach you skills to practice.
  2. Managing Emotional Storms: Despite our best efforts to prepare children to manage big storms of emotions, they will struggle sometimes. Managing emotional storms takes emotional & physical maturity, and practice. We’ll look at the warning signs that indicate an emotional storm is on the horizon, interventions to support children when they feel an emotional storm brewing, and how to reduce the impact of the storm.
  3. Being a Calming Presence & Making Amends: How can we best support children when they get stuck in a storm of big emotions? Learn how to be a calming presence in a child’s moment of distress and how to repair damage the storm has done.

Meet the Instructor: 

Susan Dannen is a Licensed Independent Social Worker with over 25 years of experience in the mental health field. Susan trained at Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois Chicago, and specializes in child and adult mental health, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, and foster care / adoption. She is passionate about educating and supporting others to find hope and healing. She has held positions as an in-home therapist, school-based therapist, hospital therapist, outpatient therapist, program supervisor, and director. Susan has served as a trainer/writer for the Minnesota Child Welfare Training System and as an Adjunct Professor at Adler Graduate School.

Arrive at 8:45 am to register, network, and grab breakfast provided by Chef Around the Block. Session will begin promptly at 9:15 am. 

Continuing Education Hours:

This workshop is pending continuing education hours from National Association of Social Workers – Iowa Chapter, Iowa Board of Certification, and Iowa Board of Nursing. More details to come.

Professionals who believe that this programming meets the requirements of their professional licensure board may present their certificate to their professional board. All those attending in full will receive a certificate of attendance and agenda for the day that includes the course title, trainer names, date, location, and number of hours. It is the responsibility of the individual attending to be familiar with the CEU requirements of their professional licensing board. Licensees should retain course materials and certificates for four years for auditing purposes.


Scholarships may be available. Inquire with Caelan Sauberan at 

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