Behavior Specialist Training
Creating Positive Living Environments that Address Difficult Behaviors
Behavioral Specialist Training for Child and Youth Care Practitioners
June 21, 2022
2:00-4:00 Eastern (1:00-3:00 Central, 11:00-1:00 Pacific)
Creating positive living and learning environments, by creating a safe interpersonal relational culture, is a key goal for all direct care professionals. This workshop is a professional skills training that utilizes group process techniques and the workforce assets of the organization in a unified team approach to create a positive, safe, relational environment that addresses difficult youth behaviors.
Many programs desiring lively living and learning communities become bogged down with behavioral issues. Child and Youth Care Workers are typically responsible for meeting a young person’s emotional and other needs. With increased numbers of at-risk youth that are depressed, angry, violent and turning to delinquency, using drugs and engaging in gangs, a positive living-learning environment can be an effective intervention.
Learning how to proactively prevent behavioral disruptions and manage crisis while maintaining a safe, relational environment is the major skill-set presented in this training. Meeting the needs of challenging youth with techniques that encourage positive, responsibility-based outcomes is the primary focus. This training is geared for Child and Youth Professionals at all levels.
Create positive living and learning environments using an interpersonal, ‘brain friendly’ relational culture.
Examine positive and problematic characteristics manifested by youth, differences between impulsive and aggressive youth, and appropriate interventions that foster resilience and responsible behavior.
Expand skills in using counseling and discipline management that encourages youth self-regulation and personal responsibility.
CYC Certification Competency Domains: Professionalism, Cultural and Human Diversity, Applied Human Development, Relationship and Communication, Developmental Practice Methods
2 Class Hours