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Tue, Nov 16


Mixed Online Series

AEE Behavioral First Responder

Join Alpenglow and the Association for Experiential Education as we host a mixed-online Behavioral First Responder Certification Course

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AEE Behavioral First Responder
AEE Behavioral First Responder

Time & Location

Nov 16, 2021, 6:30 PM – 9:35 PM EST

Mixed Online Series

About the event

The Behavioral First Responder is designed for instructors, administrators, and counselors of all varieties who want to understand common behavioral issues and helpful responses within the experiential education context. Our course will teach you overarching theories, models, and techniques adapted from the fields of social work, counseling, and psychology to help you understand the dynamic nature of behavioral situations, underlying motivations, and methods and strategies to manage and mitigate behavioral crises. This course starts with an in-depth look at preventative strategies with the idea that we can tailor programming and staff practices to avoid behavioral and mental health issues while on our programs. Next, we'll explore helpful tools to manage and mitigate behavioral and mental health incidents. This includes de-escalation skills, behavioral assessment, and development plans for moving forward and helping the student continue to have a successful course. Finally, this course will examine how to help students enact long-term, pro-social behavioral change. Simply put, this certification is designed to help you ally with the student before, during, and after their difficult moment. Participants will walk away from this course with practical applications of theories and models taught via activities, instructor facilitation techniques, and many more resource for promoting healthier behavior and promoting mental health through Experiential Education.

Extended Education sessions take place prior to or after the start of the conference, and are in-depth workshops and activities that provide an expanded opportunity for professional development. Extended Education workshops and activities are designed to provide individuals with an opportunity to enhance their Conference experience and dive deeper into a particular topic.

Meeting times:

November 16th, 23, 30 & December 7 & 14. All times 6:30-7:45 EST.


  • 1 hour

    Session 1


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