The IAN Trailblazer Virtual Series empowers afterschool professionals with resources and strategies to create impact in their programs and organizations.
The behavior of children in out-of-school time programs can have a significant impact on meeting outcomes, maintaining staff and keeping children safe. From aggressive and defiant behaviors to avoidant and hard to regulate behaviors, out of school time providers must have a well-stocked behavior management toolbox.
During this 3-part series, out of school time providers will learn brain-based strategies to support positive youth behaviors in and out of program settings. Topics covered will include how behaviors are learned and influenced, teaching and developing self-control and regulation, de-escalation strategies and more.
Participants will be introduced to the science of behavior change and practices that guide positive youth behavioral choices, gain a basic understanding of child and adolescent behavior – including those related to traumatic experiences or mental health need, and have guided practice in identifying and implementing behavioral intervention techniques.
Session 1: Understanding Youth Behavior