The Art of Kid Whispering
Reaching the Inside Kid
Problem behaviors are often the focus of intervention instead of recognizing that these are expressions of inner pain and distress. This training is the pathway to discovering the private logic and goals of the inside kid. Participants will examine the impact of trauma and loss on how distrustful and defiant youth employ coping strategies of Fight, Flight, or Fool in their attempt to outwit the adult. These young people desperately need the guiding light of a well-trained caring adult. Participants will learn to recognize pain-based behavior, identify the costumes used to mask their inner thoughts and feelings, and use problems as teachable moments and opportunities for growth.
Two-day certification for professionals working with challenging youth.
Understanding Childhood and Adolescent Development
Positive Youth Development Science
Talking and Listening to the Child
Using the Data to Restore