This 36 hour course examines the necessary components for supporting children in the demonstration of positive behavior. A comprehensive research-based continuum is presented including the mastery of behavior management techniques through the skills necessary for encouraging self-supportive behaviors in children.
Participants will be able to describe and utilize the six (6) tools of Positive Behavior Facilitation (PBF):
- Awareness and Management of Self
- Knowledge of the Dynamics of Conflict
- Healing Environment
- Understanding the Differences between Behavior Management and Behavioral Change
- Surface Behavior Management Techniques
- Effective Communication.
PBF participants will:
- identify and describe the six tools of Positive Behavior Facilitation and distinguish between assessment and action tools.
- become more self-aware and identify techniques for self-management.
- describe the Conflict Cycle paradigm.
- describe ways in which adults become counter-aggressive with children and youth.
- identify strategies for reducing conflict and increasing child and adult capacity to cope with stress.
- identify and describe the skill of de-escalation.
- identify and describe four basic personality types (aggressive, passive-aggressive, depressed/withdrawn, dependent) and their therapeutic management.
- describe the differences between behavior management and behavioral change.
- describe techniques and strategies that are appropriate for behavior management and facilitating behavioral change.
- describe the components of the healing environment.
- evaluate settings for the operation of healing environment.
- identify, describe, and practice utilization of surface behavior management techniques.
- identify the elements of appropriate utilization of surface behavior management techniques.
- identify the do’s and don’ts of effective communication.
- identify, describe and practice the skills of effective communication: observing, attending, listening, decoding, signaling, and responding.
- describe the LRT (Listen, Respond, and Teach) Method for communicating with colleagues.
- Teacher assistants
- Behavioral specialists/technicians
- Social workers
- Law enforcement professionals
*Participants receive certification in PBF, upon successful completion of all evaluations including written assessments. Participants who attend all workshop sessions and demonstrate mastery through formal assessment of the necessary skills in each technique will be awarded official certificates at the conclusion of the course period.
"I am so glad that I did not miss out on this training! PBF is a comprehensive way of thinking about children's behavior that makes lots of sense but is often not practiced. Dr. Olive brings so much knowledge, energy and passion to her seminar; she speaks from experience and is very engaging. The seminar positively affected the way I approach the students I work with as well as my colleagues.
H. Hallock, LICSW
Counselor and Prevention Specialist
"Positive Behavior Facilitation (PBF) is a comprehensive and refreshing approach to understanding behavior and facilitating lasting change. It offers the possibility for entire systems to move far beyond traditional approaches to behavior management. Dr. Edna Olive is a dynamic and engaging trainer who brings a broad base of knowledge and experience to her audiences."
"The Positive Behavior Facilitation (PBF) program was one of the best presentations I've been to. It gives a very comprehensive approach to understanding yourself as an individual and professional and how that relates to fostering behavioral change in students. Dr Edna Olive has a passion that is infectious. I was so inspired by her as a trainer and a professional. "
A. M. Walker, M.Ed.
Senior Counseling and Prevention Specialist
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