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, Ed.D

Angela Searcy, EdD. holds a B.A. degree in English and secondary education with teacher certification though the state of Illinois, a M.S. degree in early childhood development from Erikson Institute, with a specialization in Infant Studies and Doctorate of Education, with a specialization in assessment and response to intervention. Her research centers around the relationship between brain-based learning as assessed by the Classroom Assessment Scoring System and aggressive behaviors in Head Start preschool children in Illinois.

Angela has over 25 years of experience in the field of education providing services to children and families as a teacher, child development specialist and independent consultant. A former neuro-developmental specialist, Angela has specialized training in neuroscience. Angela is the owner and founder of Simple Solutions Educational Services, a professional development company, and a professional development provider for Teaching Strategies, LLC. Angela leads the integrative seminars for the Erikson online cohorts and acts as a continuing education instructor.

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