Registration Deadline Extended for Behavior Intervention Training Sessions

The registration deadline for the Behavior Intervention Training Sessions has been extended to December 23.

Staff from the Pioneer Center will be conducting training sessions to teach positive behavior interventions that caregivers can use in the home.

The training is designed to give parents and caregivers positive intervention strategies to deal with everyday challenges.  Participants will look at communication as a key piece of the puzzle as in dealing with various types of behavior.

A book will be provided to every family that attends.  The book, titled “When my worries get too big,” by Kari Dunn Buron, assists children in understanding their own anxiety.  It also teaches parents and teachers methods to communicate with their children and explains the importance of addressing anxiety and behavior regulation.

Two training sessions will be held on January 15, 2014. The first session will be held at the Ross County Service Center (Room B), 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. The second session will be held at the Pioneer School (11268 Co. Rd. 550),5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

The sessions will be conducted by Josh Zickafoose, Behavior/Autism Specialist, and Kim Hale, Speech Language Pathologist (SLP).

For anyone interested in additional training, a Therapeutic Assault Prevention System (TAPS) course will be held from on January 22, 2014, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Ross County Service Center. Those who participate in the training are educated regarding the physiology of aggression, logistics of intervention, verbal de-escalation techniques and physical interventions designed to minimize injury to clients, staff and bystanders.

For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Josh Zickafoose at 740-773-2165 or by email at jazickafoose@rossdd.org. The registration deadline is Friday, December 23, 2013.