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ERIC Number: EJ1038826
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-1089-5701
Intervention LSCI Skills for Parents
Whitson, Signe; Chambers, J. C.
Reclaiming Children and Youth, v23 n2 p46-49 Sum 2014
Life Space Crisis Intervention (LSCI) is a set of skills that helps adults turn problem situations into learning opportunities for kids. LSCI views conflicts or stressful incidents as opportunities for learning, growth, insight, and change. This training provides parents with tools for building positive relationships with their children and communicating respectfully without sparking conflict. It provides participants with a road map through parent-child conflict, using problems as opportunities to teach new coping skills, model positive behaviors, and form more positive relationships with kids. Parenting with the skills of LSCI involves employing mature, purposeful responses during conflict situations. Effective responses are driven by a thorough understanding of the differences in psychological worlds between a trained, rationally-minded parent and a reactive, emotionally-driven child. The first part of the LSCI Skills for Parents training examines the unique ways in which young people perceive, think, feel, and behave during stressful situations. In doing so, parents learn that there are significant differences in how adults and children process events, especially in and around crisis and conflict. An awareness of these basic differences gives parents important insights into why kids sometimes behave in troubling ways. LSCI Skills for Parents is one of the few programs available in which participants move beyond just theoretical principles and are given hands-on opportunities to both practice new skills and strategies and get feedback from their peers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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