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Steve Vitto Breaking Down the Walls Oceana

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  • 1. BREAKING DOWN THE WALLS Oceana County Human Resource Council May 20th, 2011, Time 1-4 pm Working with Oppositional & Defiant Students: Highlighting Prevention & Therapeutic Situational Management Strategies & Bringing Out the Best in Challenging Home School Partnerships Administrators, Educators, Support Staff, Support AgenciesThis presentation will focus on evidenced based strategies for working with students who presentoppositional and defiant behavior. While considering the needs of students with social maladjustment(Attachment Disorder, Oppositional Defiant and Conduct Disorder) and students with disabilities thatmanifest in anger management challenges and defiance, strategies will be presented for preventingand diffusing outbursts and developing long term coping strategies and replacement skills. Eachparticipant will receive a CD containing a toolbox of strategies for oppositional and defiant students,and my book “In Search of a Heart: Creating Caring Conscience and Character in all Children” (2008),“Positive Parenting Tips Booklet (Vitto & Mack,2006),” Evidence Based Strategies for diffusing defiantand aggressive behaviors, and resources and strategies for bringing out the best in challenging homeschool partnerships. Each participant will have an opportunity to perform a competing pathwaysplanning exercise on a defiant student or a difficult home school partnership (i.e., resulting in aformal intervention plan outline). In addition, each person will have opportunities to role playdiffusing a defiant student. About the Presenter: Steven Vitto, M.A.., CCII., BTC, MAISD.Steve has been a teacher and behavior teacher consultant, working in Muskegon for the past 33=years. Steve has degrees in clinical teaching, administration, and education. Steve is a certifiedCrisis Prevention (CPI) Instructor, a Certified Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) Instructor, aCertified Davereux Personal Emergency Intervention Trainer, a Michigan MIBLISi State Trainer, aCertified Balanced and Restorative Justice Trainer, an Adjunct Professor at Muskegon CommunityCollege. Steve recently has been involved as a college instructor for educational staff working inMichigan’s Telamon Migrant Head Start Programs. (This project is a statewide effort to encourageliteracy and social skills among migrant and seasonal farm worker children and to stress theenjoyment of reading). Steve is also currently working with Muskegon’s You Turn Program, aspecialized program which offers school services to expelled youth. Steve recently developed atraining process for with Challenging Home School Partnerships. Steve can be contacted atsvitto@muskegonisd.org. or 231-767-7277.Scope and Sequence: • Etiology- the origin of attachment problems and social maladjustment • Symptoms- the characteristics of ODD, Conduct Disorder, and Social Maladjustment • The Competing Pathways Treatment Model (From Functional Assessment to Replacement Skills • Setting Event Strategies • Antecedent or Prevention Strategies • Teaching Replacement Skills • Consequence Strategies • Reward Strategies • Life Space Intervention • Strategies for Working with Challenging FamiliesOUTCOMES: Development of Competing Pathways Positive Behavior Support Plan and Planning Process For Challenging Families

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