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Anatomy of a Meltdown Workshop in La Grange


Wednesday, April 19, 2023    
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


William F. Gurrie Middle School
1001 S Spring Ave., La Grange, Illinois, 60525

Event Type

A free workshop for families with young children with disabilities, caregivers and educators on meltdown prevention and intervention strategies

Join StarNet Region II for this family focused event “Anatomy of a Meltdown” on April 19 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Registration is from 5:30 to 6 p.m.

This in-person workshop will be at William F. Gurrie Middle School, 1001 S Spring Ave., in La Grange.

This workshop will help parents and caregivers understand the different aspects of a meltdown. It will also cover how to offer help and support during these difficult times.

Presenter Jennifer Rosinia will begin with an overview of the stress response system and sensory processing.

She will then take participants on a deeper dive into the meltdown process. Topics will include:

  • What happens to the body when feeling overwhelmed, under attack or helpless
  • Identifying triggers, signs and symptoms that a meltdown is starting
  • Appropriate prevention and intervention strategies at each stage

Caregivers will leave the workshop ready to design prevention and interventions strategies based on their child’s needs.

Register online for this training. The deadline to sign up is April 18.