YMCA of Greater Erie embraces a positive approach to behavioral strains by applying research-informed and evidence-based practices known as Conscious Discipline® and offers in-house behavior consultation for educators. Conscious Discipline® takes a unique approach to classroom management and provides solutions for social and emotional learning and self-regulation. The program is intended to help adults regulate themselves enough to support children who are also learning how to regulate. Conscious Discipline® is trauma-informed and based on brain research and evidence and its tactics focus on the adult first, and the child second.
To find connection to community services such as help with diapers, food, transportation and more, dial 2-1-1 on your phone. The United Way’s 2-1-1 is a centralized call center that has information on a variety of community organizations and programs to support families.