De-Escalating Intense Behavior (part 1)

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Webinar Date: Nov 06, 2008
Presenter: Dr. Rona Novick

This two-session course will discuss predicting and noticing signs of escalating behavioral difficulties in students. It will provide participants with strategies to engage students in these most challenging moments, and strategies to help de-escalate and calm difficult situations. This course will introduce participants to the Positive Behavior Support approach on individual, class, and school-wide levels. The core practices of PBS, such as defining expectations, teaching children how to meet expectations, and acknowledging student success will be addressed. Participants will learn about identifying inappropriate behaviors and how to cultivate appropriate behavior. Strategies for students of all ages, and in all settings, will be presented.

Dr. Rona Novick

Rona Novick, PhD, Co-Educational Director of Hidden Sparks, is the Dean of the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration at Yeshiva University and holds the Raine and Stanley Silverstein Chair in Professional Ethics and Values. She holds an appointment as Associate Clinical Professor of Child Psychology at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Medical Center.