Establishing a student-centered, non-restraint culture means teachers and para-educators need tools and skills that allow them to engage with students in positive ways and kids need to feel safe enough to learn. Pro-ACT principles have been getting results in classrooms throughout the U.S. for four decades. The process of culture change takes vision as well as commitment, but the results can be outstanding. Improved student learning and increased teacher satisfaction are just two measures. See the actual restraint reduction results two schools saw after implementing Pro-ACT training as part of an overall commitment to shifting culture.
You already know that Pro-ACT training meets Joint Commission and OSHA standards, but did you know that as a certificated Pro-ACT In-service Instructor you get:
• FREE access to all employee training materials
• FREE telephone or email consultation any time
• FREE In-service Instructor tutorials
• FREE ability to audit any regularly scheduled training class
• FREE participation in any Pro-ACT Roundtable or Remote Roundtable Discussions
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Research conducted by Erin Van Acker, M.Ed. in consort with Kim Warma, M.Ed. and Richard Van Acker, Ed.D., shows the influence of Pro-ACT training in the reduction of escape and avoidance behaviors in a classroom.
E. Van Acker’s work focused on the use of two specific practices. First was the teachers’ implementation of specific plans for managing their own emotional responses to a child’s behavior. Second was the delivery of two clearly identified and equally acceptable alternatives for the student. The complete study and outcome information is available for your review.
Homeboy Industries provides hope, training, and support to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated men and women allowing them to redirect their lives and become contributing members of our community. Each year over 10,000 former gang members from across Los Angeles come through Homeboy Industries’ doors in an effort to make a positive change. In a recently announced partnership with Homeboy Industries, Pro-ACT, Inc will provide a range of training to Homeboy staff. [Read more…]