Positive Behavior Supports and Interventions: Building Positive Relationships with Parents and Professionals

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Date: Friday, October 18, 2013

Course #: W739

Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Location: Erikson Institute

Cost: $150.00

Credit Available: 0.5 CEUs; 5 SWCEUs; 5 CPDUs


When parents don’t follow through, teams don’t work together, and staff refuse to implement new ideas, frustration can often prove to be difficult to overcome. This workshop provides tools and strategies for directors, principals, lead teachers, consultants, and educators to develop relationships rich in empathy, sensitivity, and warmth. Professionals will be given the tools to build positive relationships between parents and other colleagues that will lead to optimal learning among students and greater professional growth among staff.


Angela Searcy, M.S., DT

Angela Searcy M.S., DT, holds a master’s degree in early childhood development from Erikson Institute, with a specialization in infant studies and a credential in developmental therapy. Searcy is a Diversifying in Higher Education in Illinois Fellow at Argosy University in the Doctor of Education Program. Searcy is the owner and founder of Simple Solutions Educational Services, has over 20 years of experience in the field of education, is an approved professional development provider by the Illinois State Board of Education, and an educational consultant for the Multisensory Training Institute (MTI), Lakeshore Learning, and Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) at Vanderbilt University. Angela is also an adjunct professor at Rasmussen College. A former associate at the Neuropsychology Diagnostic Center in Orland Park, Illinois, Searcy has specialized training in neuroscience.

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