Helping to Manage a Child’s Emotions

with Leeanne Merritt, LCSW and Karen Moos, LCSW

Helping to Manage a Child’s Emotions

Episode 7, Season 3 | November 2, 2022

Show Notes

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Emotional regulation is the ability to control our emotional state so that it matches the situation at-hand. It is not something we are born knowing how to do, but rather we learn over time. How can we teach our kids to respond to various situations appropriately, even if it means behaving on the outside differently than they are feeling on the inside? In today’s podcast episode, CHC Licensed Clinical Social Workers Leeanne Merritt and Karen Moos share strategies for helping our kids and teens develop critical emotional regulation skills. Hint: it’s not about jumping in and trying to solve or make those feelings change or go away. “Sometimes,” says Karen, “they just need to sit with the feeling and eventually figure out how to regulate themselves.

Guest Info
Leanne Merritt headshot

Leeanne is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked with a diversity of children, adolescents and families in a variety of settings for over 20 years. She received her Master’s degree from Clark Atlanta University and completed a three year post-graduate clinical social work fellowship at the Yale University Child Study Center. Leeanne has been a member of the EBC School team for over 10 years and enjoys collaborating daily with a multidisciplinary team of dedicated and skilled professionals within the school setting. She is committed to clinical practice that promotes a client-centered, strength-based and culturally responsive approach while incorporating principles from a variety of theoretical frameworks, tailored to meet individual needs. Leeanne values the opportunity to join with students and their families to help facilitate positive change and growth in order to reach their optimum potential.

Karen Moos headshot

Karen has been working at EBC School for 17 years. She started as a classroom behavioral specialist for the first three years and then became a classroom clinician. After 12 years as an EBC clinician she became the Clinical Program Manager. Karen is passionate about working with special needs children and their families. She loves working at EBC where she can work with professionals from a variety of disciplines and be able to work with the children in a school setting. Karen also values the opportunity to work with families in the school setting as this is a unique part of the EBC program and one that accelerates progress for the students.

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