Using Behavior Interventions to Build Self-Regulation

bulletLive Online Training

bulletWednesday, February 13, 2019

bullet10:00 am to 11:30 am Central Time

bulletFREE for YIPA members

bullet$30 for non-YIPA members

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The ability to self-regulate is not innate, rather youth learn to understand their emotions and practice managing their behavior with guidance from the caring adults in their lives. This ongoing process encourages positive interactions and is essential to healthy youth development. Unfortunately, many youth are still missing out on opportunities to learn positive behavior skills and would benefit from more positive role models.

Behavior management is a critical component of youth work, and effective interventions are not a one-size-fits-all approach. You can use behavior interventions with youth to help them learn how to self-regulate while also building a relationship, and that relationship will play a huge role in your interventions over time. Having plenty of strategies in your back pocket is key to being able to respond in the moment, which is often when the most self-regulation learning can occur.

Join us to hone your behavior management skills and develop your own personal style. From quick tempers to slow simmers, you’ll learn how you can help youth self-regulate. You’ll be able to apply many of these principles to working with groups of youth and understand the importance of maintaining behavior norms among groups as well as individual youth.

Learning Objectives

  • Incorporate behavior intervention strategies into the plan for helping youth learn to self-regulate
  • Develop a repertoire of behavior interventions that range from “ignoring” to “interfering”
  • Learn how to match the appropriate behavior intervention with the level of dysregulation and the temperament of the youth
  • Develop your personal style of behavior management as a youth worker and better understand the role your relationship plays in all behavior intervention
  • Be able to apply behavior intervention principles to groups, and understand the importance of managing behavior norms in a group setting

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Trainer

David Wilmes has over 30 years of experience in the field of early intervention with youth whose behavior puts them at risk for being criminalized, pathologized or ostracized from the critical community-based resources that promote healthy youth development.  Over that time period, he has authored numerous books, papers, curricula, and evaluation tools used by a wide range of professionals, parents, and other adults to help them increase their capacity to engage youth with challenging behaviors.

While Mr. Wilmes consults with and has worked with many treatment and correctional facilities, his most fundamental belief is that real growth and resilience primarily happens in the community and usually within the context of family, neighborhood, and school. Therefore, for the past decade he spends most of his professional energy working with schools, libraries, recreation centers, police departments, community activists/volunteers, tutoring and mentoring groups, and other community groups.

Mr. Wilmes received his undergraduate degree from Metro State University, and received his Master of Arts degree in Human Development from St. Mary’s University in Winona, MN.

Focus Area


Each of YIPA’s trainings are designed around MyYouthPro’s Competency Framework. The competency focus of this training is: BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTION

Logistics

  • Live Online Training
  • Wednesday, February 13, 2019
  • 10:00 am to 11:30 am Central Time
  • FREE for YIPA members
  • $30 for non-YIPA members
  • Not a member? Annual memberships are only $99 for individuals and only $250 for organizations. Click here to join or learn more.
  • This training will count as 1.5 CE hours for most boards. Please contact your board directly with questions on submitting.

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