15-Minute Focus: Regulation and Co-Regulation: Accessible Neuroscience and Connection Strategies That Bring Calm Into the Classroom: Brief Counseling (Paperback)
What are the keys to bringing emotional stability to your classroom through balanced regulation and co-regulation?
We've all seen or experienced them: chaotic moments when emotional equilibrium gives way to outbursts of anger, arguments, tears, and turmoil. The results of such dysregulation are rarely positive, and entire class periods or even whole days can be lost in the fallout.
Packed with clear definitions, facts and statistics, heartfelt stories, and applicable discussion points, Regulation and Co-Regulation is rooted in the principle that relationships come first - it only takes one safe, committed adult to help a child heal and build resilience through co-regulation.
In this book, you'll discover:
- the vital link between student stress and academic performance
- how to recognize the often-subtle signs of dysregulation
- the danger of mistaking calm and quiet for healthy regulation
- an emphasis on diversity and inclusion of neurodivergent students
- sound ways to adapt regulation principles to each child's unique makeup
- the importance of engaging parents, families, and communities
- ...and more
Tackling this critical aspect of learning head-on, Regulation, and Co-Regulation holds out unapologetic hope for healing. As you absorb and apply the wisdom within these pages, get ready: a domino effect will begin when you embrace a new lens of thinking and responding. Everyone in your life - including you - will benefit from the tools you employ to make co-regulation a consistent reality for your students.
About the Author
Ginger Healy MSW, LCSW is a clinical social worker with almost 30 years of experience in the field of social work. Ginger has worked as a child abuse investigator, hospital social worker, and school therapist. She spent 15 years as the social service supervisor at an international adoption agency and was able to travel to provide support for orphanages all over the world. This job taught her so much about attachment and trauma needs in children. She currently works as the program director for the Attachment and Trauma Network where she co-anchors the podcast "Regulated & Relational" and speaks across the nation on trauma-informed schools, therapeutic parenting, and community engagement. She is married with four children who have been her greatest teachers about developmental trauma and special needs. She loves to travel and read.