Lecture and Discussion- Participants are encouraged to make the workshop more relevant to their concerns by asking questions.
Focus is on helping adults understand how ignorance of developmentally appropriate practice with children leads to destruction of their self-esteem; and conversely, how this understanding can help adults create a nurturing esteem-building environment for children. Developmental and psychological theory is made real, understandable, and applicable for pragmatic techniques that will foster your children's self-esteem.
SUMMARY OF CONTENT:
1) WHAT'S IMPORTANT ABOUT SELF-ESTEEM- abusers, victims, and survivors.
2) Where does it begin and how is it gained and lost?
3) WHAT IS SELF-ESTEEM MADE UP OF?:
ACCEPTANCE, POWER & CONTROL, MORAL VIRTUE, & COMPETENCE.
4) CONCEPT OF DEVELOPMENTAL APPROPRIATENESS
DEVELOPMENTALLY INAPPROPRIATE PRACTICES set up a child to be:
Incompetent; PowerLESS and OUT of Control; NONaccepted; Morally VirtueLESS
5) PIAGET'S STAGES OF COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT
6) IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE AND INTERACTION
7) AINSWORTH'S PATTERNS OF ATTACHMENT THEORY
8) SELMAN'S FIVE STAGES OF ROLE TAKING
9) ERIK ERICKSON EIGHT AGES OF MAN
10) KOHLBERG'S SIX STAGES OF MORAL REASONING (THREE LEVELS)*