course »Creative problem Solving and De-Escalation Techniques While Working with Youth in Foster Care (Spanish)

Date: 8/24/2018, 10:00 am—1:00 pm
County: Contra Costa County
Location: Antioch
Sponsor: Alternative Family Services (AFS)
Phone: 510-839-3800
This course is designed to assist caseworkers, support counselors and foster parents with their awareness and comfort level of working with children & youth who may exhibit difficult or challenging behaviors. During this course Power Point Presentation and videos of children with behavioral issues pose as examples for discussion. Presenter promotes dialog of interpretation of scenario on videos (child’s behavior/presentation) and how to handle crisis situations by using effective de-escalation techniques. Key elements of behavior modification and de-escalation techniques will be presented.

  1. Identify creative problem-solving techniques/practices to manage challenging behaviors by understanding the nature of the child’s explosive/ mal-adaptive behaviors.
  2. Prevent potential challenging situations with a child or teen through creative problem solving and de-escalation that reduces risk of harm to children and adults.
  3. Understand that there is no “one” solution to de-escalation and demonstrate creative problem solving as a techniques for those who serve foster youth themselves.
  4. Process the challenging events with children and teens to increase their toolbox of coping strategies.
Class Location: Antioch Antioch Community Center, 4703 Lone Tree Way, Antioch, CA 94531