Level A will help providers learn to increase relationships by reducing childrens’ resistance to directions/expectations. You will learn the language to de-escalate behavior while validating feelings. Come prepared to also learn and practice problem-solving with children that will help them plan, practice, and learn skills that will help equip them for a lifetime. This class fulfills the current 18-hour requirement for Level A.
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.