New Public Class Fosters Social-Emotional Skills in Children



Released on: February 01, 2012, 8:16 pm
Author: Emalee Rodriguez/Mariposa Child Success Programs
Industry: Consumer Services, Education, Non Profit

Baltimore—February 01, 2011—Mariposa Child Success Programs, a nonprofit organization that promotes the healthy development of children, will be offering a class to the public on how to foster social-emotional competence in children. Promoting Social-Emotional Competence: Managing Behaviors and Improving Performance will begin on February 9, 2012 at the new Union Mill complex in Hampden and will continue for eight weeks.

The course will be taught by Dr. Anne Townsend and Dr. Harriette Wimms, Mariposa's Chief Academic Officer and Lead instructor respectively. The course trains adults in Mariposa's unique process for increasing social-emotional competence in children, including interpersonal and learning-related social skills, and reducing problem behaviors through a skills-based model for adult interactions.

This course offering is an extraordinary opportunity for an adult to learn how to develop and apply five key skills that can make a great impact on children’s lives. Participants will have access to numerous journal articles, books, instructor examples, role plays, Mariposa workbooks, skills application exercises, and more.

This presentation of the course - typically available only on an institutional basis - is open to the public will follow a weekly schedule, occurring every Thursday night from 5:30-7:30pm. For more information or to register for the class, please contact Emalee Rodriguez at

About Mariposa Child Success Programs
Mariposa provides the skills and support that communities need to promote children’s academic, social, and physical success outcomes. Using a systematic approach, Mariposa trains entire communities of children caretakers (parents, teachers, school administrators, child care workers, and more) in the skills that promote consistency and teamwork in the contexts where children grow: at home, in school, at child care settings, and within the community. Mariposa strives for a future with less child and parent distress, fewer school suspensions, less child abuse and neglect, enhanced school readiness, less bullying and delinquency, more cooperative learning, and legions of confident, happy, and healthy children. For more information, please visit

Contact Details: Sheila Fitzgerald, Director of Operations
Mariposa Child Success Programs
1500 Union Avenue
Suite 1310
Baltimore, MD 21211