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Washington Aggression Interruption Training (WAIT) - O'Fallon, IL - April 2...
Mon, Apr 24, 2017, 9:00 AM – Thu, Apr 27, 2017, 5:00 PM CDT
Aggressive behavior by children and adolescents continues to be a serious and increasing problem in our schools, on the streets, and in our communities. Washington Aggression Interruption Training (W.A. I. T.) is a cognitive behavioral intervention designed to assist youth with aggression, reduce anti-social behaviors and offer an alternative of prosocial skills. Washington State’s implementation and research of this program concluded that it has positive outcomes, in that it reduces recidivism and is cost effective. The W.A.I.T. program is an intensive and impactful intervention, designed to promote prosocial skills, improve anger control and reduce the frequency of acting out behaviors. In the weekly sessions, participants gain tools that allow them to solve problems, make decisions, and interact positively in social situations.
The curriculum consists of three components: Social Skills Training is the teaching of a series of interpersonal skills which addresses various social situations, Anger Control Training focuses on teaching youth self-control in dealing with their anger, and Moral Reasoning is a method of developing acceptable social attitudes and values through discussion of a moral reasoning dilemma.
CEUs for social work licenses will be provided upon request. A total of 28 CEUs will be offered for all four days. Please be sure to include your license number on the registration form. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all four training days. We encourage you to register soon as seats are limited for this training. For any additional information, please contact ICOY Project Director Angelica Jimenez, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nels C. Nelson, NC Consulting LLC
Nels is the founder of NC Consulting, LLC and has worked in the juvenile justice field for 15 years before starting his consulting business in 2000. Nels consulted in the structure and development of Washington State’s Aggression Replacement Training (WSART) program. He works nationally with juvenile justice, social service and school districts implementing the program. In addition to facilitating groups for juvenile probation, parole, institutional settings and elementary, middle and high schools.