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About this workshop: Urban and/or special educators are often called upon to manage problem behaviors which distract or disrupt a classroom setting. Handling these children and youth can be extremely challenging, especially when the adult isn’t clear about the source of the problem. This workshop explores two psychological sources of problem behaviors, one deliberate and the other emotional, then offers strategies for both preventing and managing each.
About this workshop: Emotionally troubled children and youth have learned to be relationship-wary. To avoid deeper loss and pain, they have developed patterns of behavior that allow them to control disappointments by sabotaging relationships before they fail on their own. Unaware, staff may find themselves feeding into these self-defeating patterns, rejecting children instead of behavior. Participants leave with valuable insights needed to maintain a therapeutic perspective in challenging situations.
About this workshop: Troubled youth often have difficulty with peers and authority figures -- difficulties sure to cause problems in the workplace. This highly interactive workshop explains why at-risk youth and young adults have trouble adjusting to the culture of the workplace, and offers strategies for teaching them how to work through workplace problems, rather than blowing them out of proportion.