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ERIC Number: EJ932140
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-1089-5701
The Shattered Mask: A Red-Flag Carry-In Interview
Johannpeter, Kim; Forbringer, Linda L.
Reclaiming Children and Youth, v20 n1 p54-58 2011
Life Space Crisis Intervention (LSCI) is a technique that interrupts the conflict cycle and empowers students by helping them recognize their own patterns of difficult behaviors and develop more productive responses to emotional turmoil (Long, Wood, & Fecser, 2001). Focusing on the here and now, an adult using LSCI can help transform a crisis into a learning experience for the child. This article describes a Life Space Crisis Intervention (LSCI) with an adolescent in a suburban middle school. The student arrived at school distraught about an incident that occurred over the weekend, and quickly unloaded his anger on his unsuspecting teacher. The teacher used LSCI to defuse the situation, and was able to transform a potentially disastrous situation into a learning opportunity for the student.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 7; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A