Summer Institute 2018
De-escalation and Relationship Building
Jeanne Collins and Ken Kramberg
This strand focuses on relationship building, de-escalation, and
conflict resolution skills needed by staff working with students (and
others) who have self-defeating behaviors. Using a multi-tiered approach to
prevention and intervention as a backdrop, participants will learn about
causes of emotional/behavioral challenges, explore the nature of power
struggles, and develop strategies to build positive connections
through effective interactions. Scripts based on lived scenarios will be
used to practice building positive connections with students, staff, and
families. It is anticipated that participants will walk away with concrete
strategies to use with students as well as improve adult to adult
communication around challenging situations. System level policies and
procedures will also be discussed along with processes for collecting,
analyzing and using data for decision making.
Who should attend?
Any individuals working with students in a behavior support role including
teachers, support room staff, administrators, school counselors.
Check back after May 15th
Jeanne Collins has been a trainer of CPI
and LSCI for nearly two decades. Following a career of working with
students with emotional disabilities, she now works as a superintendent
of the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union schools. Passionate about
training teachers to work with student behaviors toward a positive
outcome, Jeanne has trained dozens of Vermont educators and brings a
wealth of stories from her own experiences working in residential
treatments centers and public school classrooms.
Ken Kramberg is a member of the Vermont PBIS State
Team and is one of a few internationally recognized Master Trainers in
LSCI. Ken has 30 years of experience as a teacher and director of
programs for children with challenging behaviors.