Calming Challenging Behavior

bulletOnline Training

bulletRecorded on Thursday, September 12, 2019

bullet1.5 hour training

bulletFREE for YIPA members

bullet$30 for non-YIPA members

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One of the most challenging experiences for adults who work with youth is trying to deal with those super-charged situations when a young person’s behavior seems explosive; defiant, disruptive, disrespectful, possibly even dangerous. You may not know what set them off but you do understand that anxiety and anger can get triggered by even minor irritations. It’s uncomfortable for you and the youth and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed or frustrated when nothing seems to work.

Understanding the ‘brain on fire’ reactions that drive anger, anxiety, and power struggles is the foundation for interventions that calm challenging behaviors. Learning to use effective connection strategies, you can help young people articulate what’s going on inside. And you can share these tools and strategies with parents as well to support more positive interactions outside of your program.

This training offers a practical approach, grounded in brain science, mindfulness, and positive youth development. Discover how to calm intense behavior in the youth you serve, and gain ways to communicate with parents that will help motivate them to build on the work you do in your program to support their youth. Having more knowledge and skills to avoid frustration and stress will reenergize you for this important work.

Your Learning Objectives

  • Understand how the brain contributes to anger, anxiety, and power struggles
  • Learn how mirror neurons work and how to use them to shift a youth’s challenging behavior
  • Discover the best connection strategy to help young people develop self esteem
  • Be able to use parent-friendly phrases that improve communication and motivate positive interactions at home

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Your Trainer

Samantha Moe, M.A., is a Certified Parent Coach and professional speaker. She started her career as a Speech Language Pathologist with a passion to unlock the gifts of children with Autism. She provides practical tools to help parents and adults who work with youth be more effective in calming challenging behavior. These tools have proven to be especially helpful with youth that are on the autism spectrum, have been diagnosed with ADHD, and/or that may struggle with sensory processing challenges. Samantha provides coaching to parents of all types of children to dramatically reduce defiance and disrespect and re-establish confidence and authority. Samantha guides youth workers through the steps to transform situations that feel frustrating and ineffective, into everyday experiences that feel meaningful and re-inspired. Samantha’s vision is to bring peace and enjoyment to families around the world and for kids to experience the childhood they deserve. More info at: www.mad2glad.com/certification

Your Competency Focus Area


Each of YIPA’s trainings are designed around a broad framework of eight youth work competencies. The competency focus of this training is: BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTION.

Trainings presented in this focus area instill a mindset and proper perspective to understand the connection between emotions and behaviors, model effectively managing your own emotions as you teach youth to manage theirs, and diffuse dysregulated behavior and help youth re-regulate.

Details

  • Online Training
  • Recorded on Thursday, September 12, 2019
  • 1.5 hour training
  • FREE for YIPA members
  • $30 for non-YIPA members
  • Not a member? Annual memberships are only $99 for individuals and only $250 for organizations. Join now or learn more.

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This training will count as 1.5 CE hours for most boards. Please contact your board directly with questions on submitting. You can print or save this training information as a PDF for your records.