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Social and Emotional Competence of Children
language English, Spanish

Course Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:
  • Recognize what social and emotional competence of children looks like at various ages and recognize how this protective factor can help make child maltreatment less likely to occur
  • Give examples of how parents and other caregivers can implement strategies and everyday actions that will help children to grow emotionally and socially


schedule 2 Hours
star_outline 0.20 CEUs
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computer 1 year unlimited access
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This course will address the importance of helping children become more capable of handling life’s challenges – socially and emotionally – as they grow. Children’s social and emotional competence is seen in their ability to communicate clearly, recognize and regulate their emotions, establish and maintain relationships with others, and engage in problem solving and conflict resolution. These competencies emerge gradually as a natural developmental process.

In this course, we will explore this protective factor and suggest strategies you can use to help build these skills with the children and families you encounter in your work.