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Behavior Intervention Training

  1. 1. Behavior Intervention: Creating a Safe and responsive school climate<br />Christine Gialousis<br />University of New England<br />EDU 615: Motivational Theory <br />October 10, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Defining Behaviors doNOT define the Child<br />Defiance<br />Opposition<br />Intimidation<br />Withdrawal<br />Impulsivity<br />Fleeing<br />Violence<br />Inattentive<br />“By implementing comprehensive programs that improve overall school climate and reduce minor disruption, schools may be able to reduce the risk of more serious violent crimes”.<br />(Skiba, Boone, Fontanini,, p5)<br />
  3. 3. School Violence Prevention<br />Violence is preventable<br />There is no quick fix<br />Effective prevention requires ongoing planning and commitment<br />Proactive NOT reactive<br />Involves families, students and the community<br />Includes multiple components <br />
  4. 4. Intervention<br />Peer Mediation<br />Anger Management<br />Students are trained to resolve conflict with alternate strategies to their peers<br />Students need 12-15 hours of training to learn about communication and conflict resolution<br />Shows that conflict can be positive<br />Mediating students have increase self-esteem and increased academic achievement<br />Teaches that conflict can be settled without violence<br />Students who have not learned to manage their anger are at risk for aggression and violence.<br />Helps students understand and manage their emotions to avoid confrontation.<br />Teaches strategies (perspective, control, relax)<br />Decreases aggressive behaviors in the short-term<br />Factors for success: length of treatment, training, and supplemental interventions<br />
  5. 5. Intervention cont.<br />Resource Officers<br />Parent Involvement<br />SRO’s are part of a larger community police program focusing on building relationships within the community.<br />Work with administrators to teach programs that relate to gang and drug-use prevention<br />The officer serves as a mentor, and role model while deterring crime and violence<br />Should not be used as part of daily discipline problem solving<br />Promotes a healthy and consistent learning environment by establishing mutual goals between home and school.<br />Promoting involvement at home: increase parenting skills, promote learning at home, communicate<br />Promoting involvement at school: volunteering, decision making power, collaborating.<br />Parent involvement is positively associated with student academic success. <br />
  6. 6. What can teachers do?<br />Cooperative Learning<br />Helps promote learning in the least restrictive environment<br />Serves as a vehicle for increasing social and academic climates<br />Students work in groups to problem solve, complete a task, or accomplish a goal. <br />Requires group goals and individual accountability.<br />Classroom Management<br />Well managed classrooms have less disciplinary problems<br />Emphasize the positive<br />Use multiple strategies (next slide)<br />Teach responsibility<br />Non-emotional<br />Consistent<br />Responsive<br />
  7. 7. Management Strategies:Use signals,bells or chimes,1-2-3 eyes on me,rewards/consequences,ticket system, three strikes your out, clear lists of rewards and consequencesResponsive Classroom Research Resources:<br />Cooperative Learning<br />(google images)<br />
  8. 8. Alternatives to suspension and expulsion<br />An array of disciplinary options…<br />In-school alternatives: Saturday school or in-school suspension<br />Restitution: making things right<br />Anger management: students attend classes<br />Individual Behavior plans: Functional Behavior Assessments can be used to create a comprehensive plan with the school psychologist and special education teacher<br />Wrap-around teams: incorporating child-service agencies, mental health, welfare, etc, to develop comprehensive plans<br />
  9. 9. References:K-6 Classroom Management K6edu.comMiller, C., & Peterson, R. (2002). Safe & Responsive Schools. Creating a Positive Climate: Cooperative, R. (2002). Safe & Responsive Schools. Effective Responses: School Community Resource, R., Boone, K., Fontanini, T., Wu, T., & Strussell, A. Preventing School Violence: A Practical Guide to Comprehensive Planning. University of Nebraska-Lincoln.Skiba, R. & McKelvey. (2000). Safe & Responsive Schools. Early Identification and Intervention: Anger Management.Skiba, R., & Peterson, R. (2000). Safe & Responsive Schools. Creating a Positive Climate: Peer Mediation. Skiba, R., & Strassell, A. (2000). Creating A Positive Climate: Parent Involvement.<br />