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Community Resilience Initiative: Course 3 Trauma-informed training of trainers

This online 4 Part [3 hours per part] Course will be held via Zoom over the course of four days. March 23, March 25, March 30, April 1, 2021.  9:00am to 12:00pm (Pacific) each day.

Course 3 - Trauma-Practitioners Neuroscience provides a new lens through which to view challenging and disruptive behavior. This information helps us to respond more compassionately and effectively to individuals that use adaptive strategies to cope with their experiences. Being true to CRI’s K.I.S.S. framework, we believe that dealing more effectively with these individuals requires, first and foremost, the knowledge and insight into why they behave as they do. Once that it is achieved, then we employ strategies based on that knowledge and insight. This course is about those compassionate and effective intervention strategies for challenging behavior. During this four part training for trauma practitioners, participants will learn the foundation of the trauma- informed approach to understanding and helping individuals with behavioral challenges. Challenging behavior has traditionally been thought of as willful and goal oriented which has led to approaches that focus on motivating better behavior using reward and punishment programs. If you’ve tried these strategies and they haven’t worked, this course is for you! Research over the past 30 years demonstrates that a lack of crucial thinking skills results in challenging and disruptive behavior. CRI’s Course 3 focuses on helping to teach the skills these individuals lack while resolving the problems that tend to precipitate challenging behavior.

Participants will:

  • Learn why traditional behavior management doesn’t work with many challenging behaviors.
  • Learn that challenging behavior occurs when certain demands and expectations exceed an individual’s capacity to respond adaptively. 
  • Learn what the research says about the link between challenging behavior and underdeveloped executive function skills.
  • Learn that how challenging behavior is viewed will guide the intervention.
  • Learn that interventions need to involve identifying the underdeveloped skill and solving the problems that trigger the challenging behavior.
  • Learn strategies to develop skills linked to challenging behavior.

Cost: $300 per person and includes Training Materials 

Dates: March 23, March 25, March 30, April 1.  9:00am to 12:00pm (Pacific) each day

Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm (Pacific) 

Date and Time: 
March 23, 2021 - 9:00am to April 1, 2021 - 12:00pm