Synopsis of revised pub and curric guide ellen abell

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Synopsis of revised pub and curric guide ellen abell

  1. 1. SELF-AWARE: Parenting with Heart Alabama Cooperative Extension System Synopsis of Publications&Curriculum GuidePrimary Target Audience:Adults with parenting/caregiving responsibilities.Statement of Purpose: Adults contribute to children’s healthy social emotional functioning through theestablishment of positive patterns of parent-child interactions,by providing them with a model forhandling daily life challenges, and by directly instructing children how to handle emotional arousal.Understandinghowour brains, emotions, and relationships interact to motivate behavior supports thestrengthening of the adult social emotional competencies that underlie the ability to use traditionallyrecommended cognitive and behavioral parenting strategies.Primary Objectives of the Publications and Curriculum To address the role ofemotion-based experience in effective caregiving. To develop knowledge of the core social emotional competencies underlying healthy caregiving. To promote families’ social and emotional health through the discussion and practice ofcaregiving strategies and behaviors consistent with healthy social emotional development.Publications/Workshop Units (titles are tentative, for descriptive purposes)1) Emotions and Family life a) Publication (in press): The Emotional Experience of Parenting b) Publication (in press): Social Emotional Competence Begins at Home Creating a positive family emotional climate The nature and nurture of social emotional development2) Emotional Literacy (Self-awareness competency area) a) Publication (in press): Parenting with Self-Awareness Recognizing our feelings, connecting with ourselves Emotions remind us of our values and call on our strengths3) Emotion Management (Self-management competency area) a) Publication (in press): Parenting with Self-Control Emotional arousal and the contribution of our body, brain, and relationships Managing emotional arousal through healthy self-control4) Sharing Emotions (Social awareness competency area) a) Applying perspective taking and empathy in our interactions b) Using emotion coaching to connect with and guide our children5) Emotions in Relationships (Relationship competency area) a) Coordinating our emotional selves with the emotional selves of others b) Resolving interpersonal conflict using our social emotional competencies Dr. Ellen Abell Extension Specialist & Assoc. Professor Auburn University abellel@auburn.edu

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