Children learn how to be adults from the adults that raise them. Teaching children to make better choices each day shows them how to be confident and competent adults. This workshop outlines the differences between punishment and discipline and the long-term effects of each and helps guide parents in identifying effective techniques for disciplining children of all ages while also promoting the development of self-esteem. Objectives of this workshop include developmental stages of children, the power of choices, and the effect that self-care has on the discipline process.
This program is provided by the Center for Child Protection, which provides regular trainings for adults on prevention of abuse and ways to react skillfully if it occurs. The Center, a nationally accredited children’s advocacy center, is the first stop for children in Travis County who are suspected victims of sexual abuse, serious physical abuse and for children who have witnessed a violent crime. The Center is a child-friendly, specially-equipped facility where children go for recorded forensic interviews, medical exams, counseling and intervention during the investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases. It is the only nonprofit in Travis County involved in the investigation of crimes against children and all services are provided to children and their protective caregivers at no charge.