5950 NE 122nd Ave
Portland, OR 97230
[Please Note: This class has been postponed due to weather.]
Specialty Family Homes
Lori Thompson, M.S. ED
This training is based on the belief that individual staff persons and their day-to-day job concerns must be directly addressed. Too often, individuals who provide support go “unheard.” Throughout the training, this class will demystify the ill-conceived notion that there is some “magical formula” out there to deal with difficult and challenging behaviors or that one piece of behavioral technology can take away behavior problems.
Throughout history, what has changed our inhumanity towards one another has been our attitudes and philosophy surrounding co-existence and mutual regard. Staff persons must learn to look within themselves to discover “answers” to challenging behavior. In addition, they must advocate, not blindly, but with accurate information and a supported feeling that they are the most important variable in behavior support.
Participants will discover effective support strategies through case studies representing day-to-day situations, investigation into the concept of culture shock, discovery of best practice thinking and a focus on causes rather than on symptoms.
On the corner of 122nd and Airport Way. Parking is available in the back portion of the lot (away from the front doors), in the SW corner. Come through main entrance and walk straight ahead to the grey door in the very back of the store.