Helping Children Express Mad Feelings: Early prevention of bullying

  • 3-hour SUTQ-approved social/emotional training
  • Offered for free

Mrs. Wilson's class 003Most bullying prevention programs focus on high school or middle school. But by then, the processes and behaviors that cause bullying are already deeply embedded and hard to correct.

“Helping Children Express Mad Feelings” is different. This training will help early childhood professionals identify typical and atypical mad behaviors by observation. Once identified, they will help children modulate their mad feelings (small, medium, big) and give children the words to express their mad feelings – thus avoiding discipline and punishment that result from “acting out”, and developing self-advocacy skills and self-esteem.

This training will also help early learning professionals identify atypical “mad” behaviors (with respect to cultural differences) and assist parents in finding resources to help their child succeed.

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When: (2 sessions offered)

  • Friday, Oct. 30, 9 a.m.-noon
  • Friday, Nov. 13, 9 a.m.-noon


Starting Point (directions)
4600 Euclid Ave., Room 358
Cleveland, OH 44103

CEUs: 3 hours, Step Up To Quality social/emotional

Cost: Free. Advance registration is required.


Victoria Todd, LISW-S, Child and Adolescent Psychoanalyst.
Todd is author of the “My Mad Feelings” curriculum, which has been nominated for the Educational Achievement Award by the American Psychoanalytic Association.

The Hospitalized Child: A course for child-life professionals

Children who have conditions that require extended hospital stays or frequent outpatient visits may experience special challenges. In this course, participants prepare and present detailed reports on such children with a focus on:

  • Evaluating and understanding the individual child’s situation
  • How to help the patient and family master the current stresses
  • Understanding of the individual with respect to: 
    • General concepts of child development
    • Emotional aspects of illness and of their management.

Special emphasis is placed on methods of supporting mastery by patients and their families mastery – including preventative measures and means of follow-up support.

The class begins September 16, 2015, and continues for a total of nine Wednesday-evening sessions until May 4, 2016.

CEU credits (10.5 hours) are available through the Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board of Ohio.
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Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Dates: (all session are on Wednesday):

  • Sept. 16, 2015
  • Oct. 7, 2015
  • Nov. 4, 2015
  • Dec. 2, 2015
  • Jan. 6, 2016
  • Feb. 3, 2016
  • March 2, 2016
  • April 6, 2016
  • May 4, 2016

Location: The Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development
19910 Malvern Road
Shaker Hts., OH 44122
Map and directions

Instructor: Devra Adelstein, LISW
Cost: $150

For questions or to register, please contact Pamela Millar, Associate Director of Community Engagement & School Programs by e-mail or by calling 216-991-4472. 

You may also register online
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Free Replay: Early intervention to prevent bullying

Mrs. Wilson's class 003Our live webcast, It’s Never Too Early: Intervention For Tomorrow’s Bullies Today, provided insights on:

  • Why  bullying occurs;
  • How ordinary behaviors in preschool-age children can evolve over time into bullying;
  • How to identify these behaviors and provide gentle, effective intervention.

It also discussed a unique early-learning curriculum to help children learn to express emotions in ways that build self-esteem without being hurtful to others.

You can view the recorded webcast anytime as often as you want. It’s free with registration. To begin viewing, click the webcast window. A registration form will appear shortly after the webcast begins to play.

The webcast was hosted by Hanna Perkins with support from GlobalCast MD. It was held on May 14, 2015.


OELDS: Cognition, General Knowledge & Approaches Toward Learning

Please check back for upcoming schedules of this course.

Training from the Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development in cooperation with the Ohio Department of Education and ecQ-Net.

Continuing education credits: 30 hours Step Up to Quality; college credit also available.

OELDS: Cognition, General Knowledge and Approaches Toward Learning for All Young Children

This newly created module of Ohio’s Early Learning and Development Standards (OELDS) is designed for early childhood educators and administrators. Implementation strategies will focus on children ages 3-5.

This module has been developed to assist in understanding the ways in which early childhood educators can provide quality learning experiences and intentional teaching strategies that appropriately support approaches to learning (engagement, curiosity, initiative and creativity) as well as cognitive development (executive function, attention and memory) as young children construct content knowledge in mathematics, science, and social studies.

Particular attention will be given to supporting children with disabilities and preschool dual language learners.


Course to be held alternate Tuesdays Feb. 4, 2014-June 2, 2014
2–5 p.m.
Distance Learning Room at The Hanna Perkins Center (Directions)

30 hours of Step Up To Quality training; must attend all sessions
College Credit available

Cost: $200 for all 10 sessions

For questions please contact Pamela Millar, Associate Director of Community Engagement & School Programs by e-mail or by calling 216-991-4472.
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