This professional development training series will build and increase practitioners' capacity to address the comprehensive behavioral and social-emotional needs of students in gang- and drug-impacted communities that have experienced trauma due to community violence. Participants will be further equipped to support these students and foster academic excellence.
- Anger-Control Strategies
- Conversation/Communication Skills
- Structured Problem-Solving Skills
- Conflict Resolution
- Negotiating with Others
- Dealing with Group Pressure
- Social Skills Development
For more information, contact Dr. Tanis Starck at (619) 594-0546
New cohort starting Fall 2018.
This course examines prevention and intervention theory and practice in educational settings including schools and out-of-school learning contexts. The course will cover theoretical perspectives on risk, resilience and competence in childhood and adolescence and perspectives on understanding, implementing and evaluating prevention and intervention programs. Throughout the course students examine, discuss and reflect upon the effectiveness of prevention/intervention strategies and programs. Questions regarding how race and culture, SES, and home, school, and community contexts interact with prevention and intervention are addressed. Students learn supports and barriers to the development of youth competence in various developmental areas including: achievement and learning, mental and physical health, and behavioral competence.
The purpose of this course is not only to equip educators with effective and practical de-escalation strategies relevant to the populations they serve, but also to define and reinforce the role of professionalism as an educator in escalated situations.