• Keeping Youth Out of the Frying Pan
    November 10, 2020
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


November 10, 2020    2:00pm Central Time

Webinar Hosted by Mel Brown and Associates

Facilitated by:  Richard Gentry,  M.A.F.S.


There is an old term used to describe a person getting out of one bad situation and entering into another one, known as “Out of the Skillet and Into the Frying Pan”.  As juvenile justice practitioners, our priority should be to establish a social climate in out of home placement facilities that are safe, therapeutic and a catalyst for pro-social growth.  Unfortunately, so many of these facilities are just the opposite.  Dr. Del Elliot, University of Colorado’s professor and thought leader in the field of juvenile justice made this profound statement at the Annie Casey Foundation’s 2010 Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative annual conference; “An evidence-based practice (EBP) that changes the social context would have more positive influence on behavior than all the existing individual evidence-based practices combined.” 

In this webinar, participants will learn some of the best evidence-based methods available in working with dysregulated and volatile youth in out of home placements.  Residential and detention environments can be a traumatizing experience for many youths triggered by locked doors, security cameras, handcuffs, leg irons, metal detectors and invasive strip searches.  These triggers can lead to highly dysregulating responses and heightened degrees of anxiety and stress.  Emotional dysregulation plays a major role in a youth’s inability to follow basic instructions, redirects, developing pro-social skills and achieving academically.

The good news is leaders in juvenile justice can mitigate some of the traumatizing factors associated with out of home placements with the knowledge of certain strategies and techniques to reduce these environmental triggers.  Certain non-traditional approaches to behavior management will be introduced to webinar participants that will complement the variety of behavior management interventions used in facilities.

This webinar will discuss a variety of behavioral theories such as Albert Bandura’s Social Learning Theory, Kurt Lewin’s Behavior Formula, aspects of Neuroscience and Maslov’s Hierarchy of Needs as a framework for establishing and sustaining a positive social climate.


Registration:  $75.00   

Limited to 18 participants.

Keeping Youth Out of the Frying Pan – Webinar, Nov 10, 2020

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