Positive Guidance and Discipline for Afterschool Programs

When is behavior part of normal child development and when is it a problem? How do afterschool staff redirect the child who is misbehaving? What can afterschool staff do to make a positive and engaging environment for children? Both child and adult behaviors figure into the equation of a positive afterschool program. Positive Guidance and Discipline for Afterschool Programs will look at behaviors and feeling, developmental domains, reasons for misbehaving, setting up a constructive environment, and using positive guidance and discipline techniques. Through activities, polling, and discussion, the training will address the afterschool physical environment, relations between children and staff, connecting with family and teachers, and staffs acceptance. Extension faculty and staff who work with children in afterschool settings are encouraged to participate. This training is sponsored by the CYFERnet School Age Editorial Board.

References & Resources: 

Discipline Techniques Cards
Positive Guidance and Discipline for Afterschool Programs slides 
Preventing Misbehavior Strategies
Discipline Techniques Chart Scenarios

 

Author(s), Presenter(s): 
Manglallan, S. and Toomey, M
Year published or updated: 
2008