Webinar: how to reduce extreme behaviour in children with SEND

This webinar Took place on 18/11/20

We hope you found it informative and helpful.

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If you have a child with challenging behaviour, you’ve probably tried absolutely everything you can possibly think of. Chances are you also get a lot of unsolicited advice, much of which may seem judgemental and blaming. Life can become very isolated, it’s easy to lose your own self-confidence and self-esteem, and to start to believe that your child’s behaviour must be all your own fault.

In this session, Yvonne showed why it absolutely isn’t your fault, and why it’s not your child’s fault either. She talked through why these behaviours happen, how to identify the underlying causes, and what you can do to help your child to move beyond these difficult times to become happier, calmer and much more settled.

Yvonne Newbold sent through the following notes and links for everyone who joined the webinar

If you haven’t been able to watch the webinar yet, when you booked you will have been sent a confirmation email which has a link to the replay video included. If you can’t find this email, please look in your junk or spam folders because that’s often where they end up! If you really can’t find it, please get in touch with Croydon Parent Carers Forum who should be able to help.

Links discussed during the webinar

Social Media: we are in touch with over 45,000 SEND families through our Facebook groups and pages and on Twitter as follows –

Our private Facebook Group For families of SEND children with Violent and Challenging Behaviour (VCB) https://www.facebook.com/groups/SENDVCBProjFamilies/

Our private Facebook Group for Dads and other close male relatives of SEND children with VCB https://www.facebook.com/groups/584119188764221/

Our private Facebook Group for professionals and other staff who work with this group of children and their families https://www.facebook.com/groups/COPSENDVCBProj/

Our public Facebook Page sharing information about SEND VCB and related topics https://www.facebook.com/TheSENDVCBProject/

Our public Facebook Page sharing more general disability information https://www.facebook.com/thespecialparentshandbook/

Or follow Yvonne on Twitter - @YvonneNewbold


The public pages are open to all and anyone is very welcome to visit them. All three of our groups have very specific membership. One is for family members who have a child under the age of 18 with any form of disability or diagnosable condition who is also physically violent to other people, another group is only open to male family members, and the third group is open to professionals and front-line staff who work with this group of children

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Amazon Links to three highly recommended books to find out more about sensory processing issues

The Parent's Guide to Occupational Therapy for Autism and Special Needs: Practical Strategies for Motor Skills, Sensory Integration, Toilet Training, and More by Cara Koscinski


Building Bridges Through Sensory Integration: Therapy for Children with Autism and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders by Paula Aquilla, Ellen Yack, and Shirley Sutton


Understanding Your Child's Sensory Signals: A Practical Daily Use Handbook for Parents and Teachers Paperback by Angie Voss


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