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Talking to Kids about Uncomfortable Topics

Penfield Children's Center
Posted at 9:51 AM, Oct 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-27 10:52:00-04

How do you talk to kids about scary topics including domestic violence? When a child experiences something stressful, it can be tempting to avoid talking about it or change the subject. This isn't helpful because we don't want kids to get the message that it's their fault or they can't bring something up to talk about.
Courtney Clark will discuss how to approach these topics with kid. She is and LPC in the Behavior Clinic at Penfield Children's Center.
Penfield Children’s Center is named in honor of Dr. Wilder Penfield (1891-1976), a world-renowned neurosurgeon who strongly advocated early intervention for children with developmental delays and disabilities. His quote, “never underestimate the capacity of the very young, and never, never let them down,” has been the foundation of Penfield’s mission since 1967. His knowledge and wisdom underlie our philosophy of care for infants and young children even today.

As a leader in child development, Penfield creates a positive start in life for infants and children, many of whom have developmental delays or disabilities, by providing early education, health services and family programming. To carry out its mission, Penfield delivers research-based programs at the critical time of early brain development when physical, cognitive, language, social, and self-help skills are formed.

Serving nearly 1,500 children annually, Penfield offers the following core programs:

· Birth-to-Three Services through the Milwaukee County Birth to Three Early Intervention Program

· Early Education and Care

· Special Care Nursing Services

· Behavior Clinic

· Family Services

· Outpatient Therapy Clinic