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Uncomfortable Confrontation: Simple De-escalating Tips that Work

March 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Though most of us would prefer to totally avoid confrontation, or any negative emotions or dysregulation, it is simply impossible to do. As a human being, there are times when we will be challenged with someone who is becoming frustrated or angry, possibly a friend or family member, or even someone at work. This can also be true of farm programs, whether it’s employees, volunteers, or participants in your farm program. The focus of this discussion will provide simple de-escalating tips that will allow you to successfully support someone else who is exhibiting emotions that may be difficult to address, while also providing easily remembered techniques to help co-regulate with others. This webinar is best suited for professionals working with people with intellectual & developmental disabilities.

This webinar is part of CFN’s March Lunch & Learn Series: Supporting Care Farmers with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

Presenter Info: Anna Schankowski, LMSW, is a Clinically Licensed Social Worker in Michigan. She has worked in public schools for almost 20 years, and also has experience with private therapy. Anna is is a certified Trauma Informed Practices Trainer and Restorative Practices Train the Trainer. Founder and President of Healing Hearts Therapeutic Farm in Michigan, Anna has utilized so many of these clinical skills within her farm care program that provides healing to those struggling with emotional concerns, combined with Animal Assisted Interventions (Therapy, Education and Activities).


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