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Challenging Behaviours in Youth – Strategies for Intervention
Apr 27, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Winnipeg, Manitoba – Best Western Plus Airport
Trainer: Wendy Loewen, BEd
About the trainer
Wendy Loewen, BEd
Wendy is a former teacher and director of a health and social services program. She has Bachelor’s degrees in both Psychology and Education. Wendy believes that learning is a dynamic and life-long endeavor and with commitment, guidance and individualized support, this process should be enjoyable and motivating. She is the author of many of our workshops including Challenging Behaviours in Youth, Stress Management and all four of our workshops developed specifically for working with youth. Wendy is an engaging presenter who delivers material in a format that maximizes the learning potential for all participants.
For those who work with youth, managing challenging behaviours that interfere with development, learning or success can be both frustrating and exhausting. This workshop will review challenging behaviours related to aggression, non-compliance and attention-seeking, and will provide a framework for intervening with these behaviours. Participants will analyze the effectiveness of their current approach and develop insights into what is happening when attempts at intervention do not work. They will gain a clear understanding of how to structure interactions for positive outcomes and will be provided with a coaching model to bring out the best in youth who exhibit challenging behaviours.
Please note: This workshop does not provide training for clinical therapy or review clinical conditions that may lead to challenging behaviours.
About This Workshop
- What is Challenging Behaviour?
- Your Response and the Role of Empathy
- When Challenging Behaviour Escalates
- Coaching and Providing Direction
- Finding Your Interaction Style
- Positioning Yourself to Coach
- Behavior Guidance
- A Coaching Model for Challenging Behaviours
- Aggressive Reactions
- Key Concepts in Defusing Aggression
- Coaching to Guide Aggression
- Key Concepts in Reshaping Noncompliance
- Coaching to Guide Noncompliance
- Attention Seeking
- Key Concepts in Attention Seeking
- Coaching to Guide Attention Seeking
This is an introductory level workshop intended for social service and health care professionals, teachers, parents and anyone working with children and youth who exhibit challenging behaviours.
Method of Delivery
Lecture, video, group exercises, and small group discussion.
At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:
- Recognize the function of challenging behaviours
- Apply a coaching framework for behaviour change.
- Evaluate their current intervention style
- Apply a framework for behaviour change
- Support children and youth in managing challenging behaviours
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You Will Receive
A spiral bound training manual and workshop certificate as well as morning and afternoon refreshments. Participants are on their own for lunch from noon to 1:00 PM, unless otherwise stated above. For livestream participants, you will receive a pdf copy of the manual.
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Continuing Education Credit
While many associations and licensing bodies accept CTRI workshops for continuing education credits, questions about approval should be directed to the specific association or licensing body for which you are requesting the credits. Credit hours: A two day workshops earns 12 continuing education hours and a one day workshop earns 6 hours. A certificate will be awarded upon the completion of the workshop.
The following associations have formally approved our workshops:
Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA)
Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)
National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
Alberta College of Social Workers
*Category A Competency Credit
Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada (VRA Canada)
Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada
Canadian Assessment, Vocational Evaluation & Work Adjustment Society (CAVEWAS)
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