Saturday October 20th 2018


Dec. 2, 2014 - Free Training with Charlie Appelstein

This KCSS calendar event is a meeting, presentation or Safe School Assessment.


No Such Thing As a Bad Kid! The Power of a Positive, Trauma-Informed, Strength-Based Approach in Reshaping the Lives of At-Risk Children, Youth & Families Strength-based practice is an emerging approach to guiding at-risk children, youth, and families that is exceptionally positive and inspiring. Its focus is on strength-building rather than flaw-fixing. It begins with the belief that every young person has or can develop strengths and utilize past successes to mitigate problem behavior and enhance social functioning. This uplifting presentation will highlight many of the key principles and techniques of this transforming modality. Areas covered include: What is strength-based practice & the power of a positive attitude & culture; the effects of trauma and positive emotions on the brain; strength-based communication principles and techniques - including reframing, using solution-focused questions, positive predicting and inspirational metaphors; self-esteem building & activities for at-risk children and youth; how to help cognitively inflexible young people; the importance of being family-friendly; why, how, and when to use incentive plans; the importance of controlling personal emotions (i.e. managing number one first); respectful limit setting; and a host of creative cognitive behavioral strategies. 8:00 (registration) 8:30 – 3:00 There will be NO CHARGE for this training SIX hours of EILA credit is available!

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