Hidden Sparks Without Walls/Parent Connection is a webinar series that offers parents a way to deepen their understanding of learning and behavior. Hidden Sparks Without Walls/Teacher Track is a webinar series designed for educators and administrators serving Jewish day schools.
This webinar will teach you practical skills you can use every day to address challenging child behaviors. It will help you to understand better why your child is behaving the way they are, and know what you can do to help. We will focus on balancing behavioral skills, such as limit-setting, praise, and positive reinforcement, with communication tools, such as active listening and reflection, to help you create a structured, calm, and compassionate environment in your home.
Estie Reidler, PhD, completed her Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at Suffolk University in Boston and received her BA from Barnard College of Columbia University. In addition to Estie’s experience at Harvard’s McLean Hospital, she also trained at the Behavior Management Clinic at Kennedy Krieger and at the BU Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders.She worked on national mental health policy at the Center for School Mental Health and spent two years working in Baltimore City Public Schools. Her research has been presented at national meetings and published in peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Clinical Psychology and Journal of Youth and Adolescence.
On the 10 year anniversary of her original webinar, Dr. Novick, a premier expert on bullying, will revisit the topic, its unique characteristics, and impact in the Jewish community. The focus of the webinar will be on what parents and educators can do to help children who are teased or socially excluded, and how we can work with all children to be socially responsible bystanders and create caring communities.
Dr. Rona Novick
Rona Novick, PhD, Co-Educational Director of Hidden Sparks, is the Dean of the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration at Yeshiva University and holds the Raine and Stanley Silverstein Chair in Professional Ethics and Values. She holds an appointment as Associate Clinical Professor of Child Psychology at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Medical Center.