Professional Development

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Seven Tips for Positive Behavior

Tuesday, 02 February 2016 00:00

Positive behavior begins and ends with relationships—not with the rules. While systems and guidelines can provide structure for young people, cultivating an environment of meaningful connections between staff and youth creates a culture where positive behavior is part of the ongoing learning and development of youth.

This month our staff development resource, TurnkeyPD, includes an article with 7 Tips for Positive Behavior by Melinda Barbosa, Middle School Program Director for the Gately Youth Center. Resources include an accompanying discussion guide that provides valuable tips, discussion and application activities.


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