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IAN Trailblazer Series: Guiding Positive Youth Behavior – Session 3

11:00 AM EST
Time:11:00 AM EST


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 3: Providing Specialized Support

  • Handling highly disruptive and aggressive behavior
  • Using restorative interventions to support youth connection and collaboration
  • Recognizing higher levels of youth need and supporting families in crisis