“Therapeutic Behavior Management for Elementary Schools” (TBM/Elementary, rev 2015) is a 6-hour course in crisis prevention/verbal intervention skills, designed for staff of today’s safety-conscious elementary schools. TBM offers staff a common language and skill-set when addressing both deliberate and emotional behaviors.
Intended to dovetail with PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention & Support) strategies, TBM/Elementary is based on a foundation of using both relationships and rules to manage misbehavior and deter crises. While primarily a verbal intervention program, TBM/Elementary also offers an optional second day of training in age-appropriate physical holds and escorts for staff. For a detailed program outline, click here.
“Therapeutic Behavior Management for High Schools” (TBM/HighSchool, rev 2017) is an 8-hour course in crisis prevention skills, designed for middle and high school educators, grades 6-12. The training creates a common language and set of skills for handling both deliberate and emotional problems.
TBM/HighSchool places a strong emphasis on balancing rules and relationships when handling behavior problems. The initial 8 hours of training includes decision making in crisis, using consequences wisely, understandng childhood trauma, de-escalating emotional situations, and adult self-awareness. An optional second day offers training in assertive physical holds and escorts for use when youth are out of control. For a detailed program outline, click here.
TBM/Elementary and TBM/HighSchool are now available! As with all our crisis intervention programs, TBM/Schools must be delivered by a certified instructor who has completed a 2-day (verbal only) or a 3-day (verbal + limited physical) instructor training. You may join any scheduled TACT2 or TBM training of trainers to train in this program, or contract with Dr. Parese to conduct on on-site training of trainers (min 10).
“I learned a lot in the training this week. The biggest thing I will take back with me are some of the verbal techniques of how I can state my reminders and warnings to keep a situation from becoming a crisis.” Michael Estep, Teacher Baltimore, MD
“Wonderful materials and instructional techniques. Thanks for the contribution you are making to kids everywhere.” Jayne Smith, Therapist/Supervisor/Trainer Atlanta, GA
"This training has provided me with important skills to handle our increasingly difficult students." Tony Ciotoli, teacher Homestead, PA
Dr. Steve Parese • SBP Consulting, Inc. • SBParese@aol.com
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