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Becoming a Youth Development Professional

Becoming a Youth Development Professional

Your Example is Your Most Powerful Teaching Tool

(c) 2021 Dr. Chris Thurber

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Keywords: (Chris adds) learning, failure, mistake, behavior management, dumb

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Wise Use of Time Off

Wise Use of Time Off

(c) 2021 Dr. Chris Thurber

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Keywords: (Chris adds) learning, failure, mistake, behavior management, dumb

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Skillful Discipline, Part 2

Skillful Discipline, Part 2

Even More Prevention Techniques

Even More Intervention Strategies

 

(c) 2021 Dr. Chris Thurber

If you want MORE fresh and effective strategies for shaping positive behavior, check out this companion to the popular Skillful Discipline, Part 1. Think beyond simple consequences for misbehavior and prevent misbehavior before it starts. Six more prevention strategies and six more intervention strategies will complete your behavior management toolbox.

Keywords: behavior management, skillful discipline, time out, punishment, change, prevention, intervention

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Skillful Discipline, Part 1

Skillful Discipline, Part 1

Category One: Prevention

Category Two: Intervention

 

(c) 2021 Dr. Chris Thurber

If you want fresh and effective strategies for shaping positive behavior, this handout is for you! Think beyond simple consequences for misbehavior and prevent misbehavior before it starts. Six prevention strategies and six intervention strategies will equip you with an ample toolbox of behavior management methods.

Keywords: behavior management, skillful discipline, time out, punishment, change, prevention, intervention

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Stop Yelling, Get the HINT

Stop Yelling, Get the HINT

“High-Impact, No-Trouble” (HINT) Leadership

(c) 2021 Dr. Chris Thurber

Ever feel exhausted from repeating directions or giving kids lectures on good behavior? You're not alone, but you can stand out from the crowd by learning High-Impact, No-Trouble (HINT) leadership. Rather than wasting energy and losing your patience, use HINT strategies to build stamina and shape positive, alternate behaviors.

Keywords: HINT, yelling, energy, discipline, behavior management, positive

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Cracking Kids’ Secret Code

Cracking Kids’ Secret Code

(c) 2021 Dr. Chris Thurber

When you feel like communicating with a child or adolescent is nearly impossible, it's time to decode the subtext of what that kid is saying, provide genuine empathy, and stop the impulses to lecture and problem-solve. Learn to crack kids' code and respond with compassion so the young people you serve will feel understood and connected.

Keywords: secret code, subtext, empathy, compassion, connection, communication, listen

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Safe Touch Guidelines for Youth Leaders

Safe Touch Guidelines for Youth Leaders

adapted from Friedman, 2004; ACA/Johnson For Their Sake, 1992; Thurber, 2000, 2001, and Ditter, 1994, 2003

(c) 2021 Dr. Chris Thurber

Child welfare and protection is the most important leadership skill for youth development professionals at schools and camps. This detailed handout provides a symptom checklist, the parameters for mandated reporting, and practical guidelines for interacting with youth. All adults should understand every aspect of safe touch and safe talk.

Keywords: safe touch, safe talk, child welfare, protection, abuse, neglect, sexual, physical, mandated reporter

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