The Rochester Pyramid Model Summit 2018 is less than one month away. Have you registered yet? If not, there'e still time. The focus of this year's Summit is Promoting Social and Emotional Competence and Addressing Challenging Behaviors.
The Pyramid Model, also called the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL), is a conceptual framework of evidence-based practices for promoting young children’s social and emotional competence and for preventing and addressing challenging behavior. It teaches life-changing strategies for all who work with young children. Training on this model is offered through our partner, Children's Institute, and one of their partners, Rochester Childfirst Network, has spearheaded an initiative to host the first Pyramid Model Summit in our hometown of Rochester, NY.
The Summit, scheduled for July 12th & 13th will feature keynote speaker, Mary Louise Hemmeter, PhD. Dr. Hemmeter will speak to her work developing and understanding the effectiveness of a collaborative training model for supporting teachers. She has a special interest in addressing challenging behavior. Dr. Hemmeter is developing a model of program-wide behavior supports that is applicable to settings with young children with challenging behavior. This work is focused on designing and validating measures that can be used in a larger study examining the impact of this model on teacher behavior as well as child outcomes.