The Overly Emotional Child - Rachel Wagner

Rachel Wagner
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health’s Center for Resilient Children (DCRC)
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FLIP IT® is a strategy that offers a simple, kind, strength-based, commonsense, and effective four-step process to address children’s day-to-day challenging behavior. The four steps are embodied in the FLIP mnemonic which stands for F – Feelings, L – Limits, I – Inquiries, and P – Prompts. FLIP IT is nothing new but transforms best practice into a strategy that is easy to remember, applicable in a variety of challenging situations, and portable. Learn more at

The Devereux Center for Resilient Children (DCRC) aims to promote social and emotional development, foster resilience, and build skills for school and life success in children birth through school-age, as well as to promote the resilience of the adults who care for them. Learn more at



Rachel is an Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist and National Trainer for the Devereux Center for Resilient Children. She began her career as a preschool teacher and counselor and later served as an early childhood mental health coordinator and consultant for several Head Start programs. She began one of New York State’s first early childhood mental health consultation services. In partnership with Devereux, she authored FLIP IT! Transforming Challenging Behavior. Now, Rachel travels the country speaking to groups on topics related to social-emotional health and resilience. She provides reflective supervision to groups and individuals of consultants, coaches, and leaders. Rachel is a passionate speaker, a dedicated listener, and an advocate for children who communicate in unique ways.