ABOUT THE COURSE
Children and youth today need positive, skilled adults who can connect with them and offer hope. This is especially true for those who find themselves stuck in patterns of ineffective behaviors.
Life Space Crisis Intervention is an empirically supported, compassionate, and productive approach to understanding and helping children and youth with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. It is a proven and refreshing approach to school and home discipline which provides practical alternatives to standardized punishment and traditional behavior management strategies. The strategies are designed to be individualized for the child or youth and supports students across all three tiers of the Response to Intervention (RtI) model.
This two-day introductory course reviews the impact of stress and trauma, the dynamics of the conflict, the importance of providing proactive support, and how to apply the intervention with children and youth who displace emotions. Part 1 is also available online as a video-based course. Individuals who have completed Part 1 are encouraged to enroll in Part 2.
For Part I online registration visit this link: http://www.lsci.org/lsci-certification-course-part-1
Please remember to list Casa Pacifica as your referral agency when registering
This approach has origins in research from the National Institute of Mental Health, a presidential commission on Re-Education, and was further developed into a psycho-educational model by child psychologists Nick Long,Ph.D., and Frank Fescer, Ph.D., authors of Life Space Crisis Intervention: Talking with Kids in Conflict (ProEd, 2001) and founders of the Life Space Crisis Intervention Institute.
Course meets on the following days:
· Thursday, May 15, 2014
· Friday, May 16, 2014
Course hours will be from 9a-3p with sign-in beginning at 8:30am on both days. Lunch will be on your own.
MFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, LPCCs: Meets the qualifications for 12 hours of continuing education credit for Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs), Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW), Licensed Educational Psychologists (LEPs), and LIcensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCCs) as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (Provider 2522).
Nurses: Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 15108, 12 hours.
CAADE: Provider approved by the California Association for Alcohol and Drug Educators, Provider #; CP10 914 C 1113 for 12 contact hours.
CYC-P: This course meets the qualifications for 12 hours of continuing education credit for Child and Youth Care Professionals (CYC-P) as required by the Child and Youth Care Certification Board. Content domain: Developmental Practice Methods
GHAs: This course is approved by the California Department of Social Services for 10 hours of continuing education units for administrator recertification (Vendor GH 2000166-730-2; Course Number 166-1004-22683).
If you require assistance due to disability or other special needs, please let us know in advance so that reasonable accommodations may be made.
When & Where
Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families
Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families is one of the largest providers of mental health services for children and families on California’s central coast. We serve over 430 families daily, many of whom have faced abuse and neglect, severe emotional disturbances, mental health challenges, multiple out-of-home placements, and a variety of other challenges.
Our campus and community services include: Emergency Shelter, Residential Treatment, Non-Public School, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Health Services Clinic, Therapeutic Behavioral Services/Intensive Behavioral Services, Wraparound, and Emergency Crisis Response.
Visit www.casapacifica.org for more information.