Assertive communication is key to reducing the risk of crisis behavior. Pro-ACT, Inc. is hosting two Remote Roundtables on communicating assertively by using empathic statements and clear choices, using a variety of situational examples. Join us on Aug. 27 or Sept. 9 to review and practice this vital skill.
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.
The 2012, the U.S. Department of Education, in collaboration with SAMSHA, published 15 Principles for Reducing the Use of Restraint and Seclusion.
Pro-ACT certification training is designed to support your work in implementing the Department’s Fifteen Principles while keeping staff and students safe in your schools. [Read more…]
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.
It’s our goal to help you do your best training!
The long-term physical and behavioral impact of childhood abuse and neglect is something that has been a Pro-ACT discussion point for many years. Unfortunately, the issue is no less relevant now that it was in 1995 when the CDC and Kaiser Permanente began the ACES study, an investigation of the influence of childhood abuse and neglect on adult well-being.