Building on Level A concepts, Level B will further explore hands-off approaches to prevent escalations and de-escalate disruptive behaviors. The content also includes recognizing and dealing with threats of self-harm, changes in patterns of behaviors, and medication management. This class fulfills the 9-hour requirement for Level B.
Linda joined the BIST team in 2005 with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice with an emphasis in behavioral psychology. Before joining the team, Linda was a classroom teacher, music teacher, daycare/preschool director, and a Recovery Room interventionist. Linda and her husband have also been foster parents since 1992. She provides Level A and B trainings for foster/adoptive parents and represents the foster/adoptive community as a commissioned member of the gubernatorial Missouri State Foster-Adoptive Advisory Board.