Behavior Management Approach
It is the goal of Muskegon River Youth Home to be proactive instead of reactive in regards to Behavior Management.
- Philosophical Understanding
The basis is positive rather than negative. We believe that troubled youth have a great capacity for positive and productive behavior given proper guidance and direction.
- Crisis Intervention
Behavior Management during crisis times may utilize the Strength Based Intervention as a prevention measure or to interrupt the Escalation Cycle.
- Student Strengths
In order for Strength Based Intervention to be effective all staff must be able to access and focus on students strengths instead of focusing on weaknesses.
- Examples of Strength Based Intervention
Interest Area- Example: Music, Fishing or Sports
Differential Reinforcement- Positive rather than negative
Re-direct to Strength
Reminders of Consequences
Use Group Support