The HUGS Response Plan is a guide for early childhood practitioners who support families, caregivers and teachers. The HUGS Response Plan guides early childhood practitioners through the process of using a coaching interaction style to help caregivers diffuse challenging behaviors exhibited by young children and promote positive social-emotional interactions during everyday home, school, and community activities and routines.

To request individual or group certification training on the use of the HUGS Response Plan, contact Sarah Sexton at the Family, Infant and Preschool Program or call (828) 608-6707.