Re-Thinking Challenging Behavior with Peter Leidy
July 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Many children and adults considered to have “challenging behavior” get the label through actions and events that could have been avoided. Unwanted behavior is often caused – unintentionally – by the system, the team or the behavior plan. When people feel lonely and disconnected, when we fail to imagine the person’s point of view, when a “home” does not feel safe or “homey”, when a place where someone spends the day is not a good match – the likelihood of unwanted behavior increases. Through real examples (and even some humor) this session will explore ways of reducing power struggles, critical incidents, and crises related to behavior.