D16 Professional Development Center (PDC)
11/7/2019 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM

“The problems kids cause are not the cause of their problems.”

Life Space Crisis Intervention (LSCI) is an evidence-based, trauma-informed intervention that integrates easily with existing behavior management processes and programs. In this introduction, participants will learn foundational skills of reaching out to young people during conflict and turn problem situations into learning opportunities. Participants will leave with these specific skills:

• How to use the LSCI Conflict Cycle™ as a model for understanding the dynamics of escalating conflict and no-win power struggles between adults and kids, and apply the cycle to de-escalate problem situations
• How a young person’s brain is impacted by stress and trauma
• Key differences in perceptions, thoughts, and feelings between adults and kids that often lead to conflict
• Specific skills for listening to young people in ways that build trust and improve communication
• The LSCI skills of Drain Off© and Timeline© to relate to a stressed-out child, help him/her regulate their emotional responses, and guide the young person to put language to emotion, ultimately leading to long-term behavioral change