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November 4, 2020

Learn more about causes, management of physically aggressive behaviors

All children and youth have unique needs specific to their experiences. Sometimes those needs require a caregiver to develop a better understanding of how and why the behaviors appear in order to best support the youths in their care.

The new training “Caregiving for Children With Physically Aggressive Behavior Concerns” provides a foundation for behavior management for children in out-of-home care who struggle with physically aggressive actions. The four-hour eLearning dives deep into all the elements around these challenges, looking at trauma physiology, emotions and de-escalation.

In this course, you will explore the potential impacts of trauma and maltreatment on attachment, behavior and development as well as the risk factors for violent behavior in children. The lessons will review the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) related to discipline and will contrast principles of positive discipline and punishment. Skill-building elements will focus on creating a plan to prevent a crisis; the various forms aggression may take and how to look for signs of when a child is agitated or escalating; how to intervene during a crisis; and how to manage ongoing or explosive aggressive behaviors via teaching coping skills and collaborative problem solving.

As a caregiver, you also will learn about key ways to care for yourself. Being forgiving and acknowledging that we are all human is an important part of parenting.

At the end of the course you will understand these behaviors better, know how to manage them, and be able to access resources that will help support you in being a source of strength for the children in your care.

Note: This is a mandatory training for caregivers who serve BRS placements and teens who have these types of behaviors.



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