On-Demand Workshops

Challenging Behaviours in Youth

Strategies for Intervention

$129.00
4

Continuing Education
Credit Hours (CEC)

For those who work with youth, managing challenging behaviours that interfere with development, learning, or success can be both frustrating and exhausting. This workshop will review challenging behaviours related to aggression, non-compliance, and attention-seeking, and will provide a framework for intervening with these behaviours. Participants will analyze the effectiveness of their current approach and develop insights into what is happening when attempts at intervention do not work. Guidelines for structuring interactions for positive outcomes will be given, and a coaching model to bring out the best in youth who exhibit challenging behaviour will be provided.

Please note: This workshop does not provide training for clinical therapy or review clinical conditions that may lead to challenging behaviours.

Trainer: Elaine Conrad, MEd, RP

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the function of challenging behaviours
  • Apply a coaching framework for behaviour change
  • Evaluate their current intervention style
  • Apply a framework for behaviour change
  • Support children and youth in managing challenging behaviours

Some of the Topics Reviewed

  • What is Challenging Behaviour?
  • Your Response and the Role of Empathy
  • When Challenging Behaviour Escalates
  • Coaching and Providing Direction
  • Finding Your Interaction Style
  • Positioning Yourself to Coach
  • Behaviour Guidance Strategies
  • A Coaching Model for Challenging Behaviours
  • Managing Aggressive Behaviours
  • Strategies for Noncompliance Behaviours
  • Working with Attention Seeking Behaviours

Target Audience

This is an introductory level workshop intended for school personnel, social service professionals, support workers, parents, and anyone working with children and youth who exhibit challenging behaviours.

Trainer: Elaine Conrad

MEd, RP

Elaine is a Registered Psychotherapist and Teacher who holds a Master of Education degree in Counselling Psychology. In addition to training with CTRI, she maintains a clinical practice where she works with individuals and families who are coping with various mental health and relationship issues including anxiety and depression, trauma, addictions, and parenting/attachment concerns. Elaine believes that having unconditional positive regard and being non-judgemental are integral to creating great relationships. As a facilitator, Elaine brings a unique perspective to her workshops, drawing on her varied national and international work experiences. Her diverse education and work background not only includes teaching and counselling, but nursing, educational consulting, and extensive humanitarian work in sub-Saharan Africa as well. Elaine is also a contributing author of CTRI’s book, Counselling in Relationships. She utilizes her 25 years of experience in health care, counselling, education, and consulting to help make workshops engaging, interactive, and practical. Read blogs written by Elaine here.

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