The presenter coined the term “pain-based behavior” as a result of researching the elements and dynamics of effective group care settings (Pain, Normality and the Struggle for Congruence: Reinterpreting Residential Care for Children and Youth, Anglin, 2002). This webinar will explore the significance of children’s psycho-emotional pain and the dynamics of pain-based behavior in residential care settings. We will consider such questions as: How does pain-based behavior relate to trauma? Is all challenging behavior pain-based? How can workers and agencies respond effectively to children’s pain-based behavior? How can an agency support workers who are experiencing their own pain and pain-based behavior? Please bring your own experiences and questions to this dialogue.