Building Social-Emotional Skills Virtual Event Series

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How can you boost young children’s social-emotional skills?

Find out in this series of four hour-long virtual events, co-sponsored by Brookes and ZERO TO THREE and presented by our expert authors. You’ll learn how to conduct effective screening and follow-up, work sensitively with families, and use positive strategies for building the social-emotional competence of young children. Be sure to bring your questions—each event will conclude with a 15-minute Q&A session with the presenters! These virtual events are free to ZERO TO THREE members and $30 for non-members. CEUs available for a fee.


Brookes customers save $10 off ZERO TO THREE memberships! You’ll get access to this virtual event series, plus other members only exclusive resources and a members discussion board.

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Behavior Strategies for Children with Autism: Supporting Social-Emotional Skills

Tuesday, February 20th, 2:00 pm ET/11:00 am PT

Merle CrawfordBarbara Weber

Presented by Merle Crawford, M.S., OTR/L, BCBA, and Barbara Weber, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCBA, co-authors of Autism Intervention Every Day! Embedding Activities in Daily Routines for Young Children and Their Families


Perfect for parents and early intervention providers, this one-hour webinar gives you the practical guidance you need to support positive behavior in young children who have a diagnosis of autism (or signs that they may be on the autism spectrum). Two expert presenters will explain the core deficits of autism and discuss how behavior and social-emotional skills are affected by challenges in specific areas, from flexibility to social communication. Useful tips and strategies to build social-emotional skills and make positive behavior changes will be highlighted.

After the webinar, you’ll be able to:

  • describe the presenters’ model of the core deficits of autism
  • understand the relationship between Making Sense of Self, Others, and the Environment; Flexibility; Social Communication; and Regulation
  • identify ways to foster social-emotional skills by embedding skill development into young children’s daily routines
  • use strategies to prevent and manage challenging behaviors in young children who have autism or red flags for being on the autism spectrum
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What Does ASQ:SE-2 Screen? Understanding the 7 Key Social-Emotional Areas  

Thursday, October 19th, 2:00 pm ET/11:00 am PT

Presented by Elizabeth Twombly, M.S., and Kimberly Murphy, co-developers of Ages & Stages Questionnaires®, Social-Emotional, Second Edition (ASQ®:SE-2)


Which areas of behavior are essential for healthy social-emotional development—and how can the  bestselling ASQ:SE-2 screener help? In this hour-long webinar, you’ll explore the 7 key areas of social-emotional behavior screened with ASQ:SE-2:

  • self-regulation
  • compliance
  • adaptive functioning
  • autonomy
  • affect
  • social-communication
  • interaction with people

You’ll learn about each area and why it’s so important to the social-emotional development of infants and toddlers. Sample ASQ:SE-2 items will show you how these areas are screened, and you’ll get valuable information on how to interpret ASQ:SE-2 results and make decisions about follow-up. You’ll also get a preview of practical resources to share with parents, excerpted from the upcoming ASQ®:SE-2 Learning Activities & More.

After this event, you’ll have a deeper understanding of critical social-emotional areas—and you’ll be better equipped to screen them effectively with ASQ:SE-2.

Recording available for ZTT members.

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After the Screening: Conducting Effective Social-Emotional Assessment with SEAM   

Tuesday, November 14th, 2:00 pm ET/11:00 am PT 

Presented by Misti Waddell, M.S., co-developer of, and Lois Pribble, Ph.D., trainer for Social-Emotional Assessment/Evaluation Measure (SEAM™)


Screening is the critical first step to ensuring the social-emotional competence of young children. But when a child’s screening scores indicate behavioral issues or delays, what’s the next step? If the child doesn’t qualify for services or receive a mental health diagnosis, follow up with the Social-Emotional Assessment/Evaluation Measure (SEAM™).

In this hour-long virtual event, you’ll discover how to use SEAM as an effective follow-up when an ASQ:SE-2 screening indicates a child needs further assessment. You’ll learn how to:

  • decide which children will benefit from assessment
  • conduct SEAM and interpret results
  • select goals and develop interventions to boost social-emotional competence
  • involve families in the process

You’ll come away with a clear understanding of the importance of follow-up assessment, the specific benefits of SEAM, and the why and how of collaborating with caregivers on goals and interventions.

Recording available for ZTT members.

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Tackling Tough Social-Emotional Issues with At-Risk Families

Thursday, January 18th, 2:00 pm ET/11:00 am PT

Presented by Angela Tomlin, Ph.D., HSPP, IMH-E ®, and Stephan Viehweg, ACSW, LCSW, co-authors of Tackling the Tough Stuff: A Home Visitor’s Guide to Supporting Families at Risk


When working with at-risk families of young children, home visitors need to know how to address complex issues with skill and sensitivity. In this webinar, you’ll learn how to intervene effectively with families facing one of the most common issues: social-emotional challenges.

The Tackling Tough Stuff virtual event gives you a complete introduction to the to the problem-solving PAUSE (Perceive, Ask, Understand, Strategize, Evaluate) framework. Developed by the webinar presenters, this framework provides relationship-based practices and reflective skills you can use in everyday interactions with children and families. In just one hour, you’ll learn how to apply the PAUSE framework when helping families address key issues related to social-emotional development, including:

  • challenging behaviors
  • emotional regulation skills
  • separation issues

You’ll come away with practical information you can apply right away to improve your interactions with at-risk families and ensure better outcomes for children.

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