The Art of Listening to Diffuse Behavior

Thursday, November 7, 2019
The registration period has closed for this event.

8:30 AM-3:30 PM




This registration will be open through 11/7/2019 8:00 AM


“The problems kids cause are not the cause of their problems.”

Life Space Crisis Intervention (LSCI) is an evidence-based, trauma-informed intervention that integrates easily with existing behavior management processes and programs. In this introduction, participants will learn foundational skills of reaching out to young people during conflict and turn problem situations into learning opportunities. Participants will leave with these specific skills:

• How to use the LSCI Conflict Cycle™ as a model for understanding the dynamics of escalating conflict and no-win power struggles between adults and kids, and apply the cycle to de-escalate problem situations
• How a young person’s brain is impacted by stress and trauma
• Key differences in perceptions, thoughts, and feelings between adults and kids that often lead to conflict
• Specific skills for listening to young people in ways that build trust and improve communication
• The LSCI skills of Drain Off© and Timeline© to relate to a stressed-out child, help him/her regulate their emotional responses, and guide the young person to put language to emotion, ultimately leading to long-term behavioral change



Kimberly Borri is in her twentieth year as a school social worker for CASE. She is currently in Queen Bee School District, serving one of their primary buildings. Previously, Ms. Borri helped establish trauma-informed practices with students at CASE’s alternative/therapeutic school. Ms. Borri is a senior trainer in Life Space Crisis Intervention (LSCI), a therapeutic, verbal strategy that helps adults to use problems as an opportunity to teach and create positive relationships with youth. She has presented at the Illinois Council for Exceptional Children and within her school district and CASE on building pro-social independence for students and implementing Social Emotional Learning opportunities into the classroom. She served multiple populations as an autism/behavior consultant and Master Level Trainer in Crisis Prevention Institute. Her passion is to help school-age children build their social emotional capacities to become independent learners and successful in life.

D16 Professional Development Center (PDC)

1525 Bloomingdale Road
Glendale Heights, IL 60139

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Continuing Education Credits

Professional Development Credit: Hours - 5

Professional Development Hours or CEU credits will be sent electronically within 5 school days. Please be sure to sign in!


CASE is an approved provider for the following licenses:
PT #216.000034
SLP #202.0000102
SW #159.000366
OT #224.000018


Free of charge for CASE member districts and staff (Districts 15, 16, 41, 44, 87, 89, 93).
$100 for the training for all other registrants. Materials are included unless otherwise noted.

About Us

The Cooperative Association for Special Education (CASE) is a joint agreement between Marquardt School District 15, Queen Bee School District 16, Glen Ellyn School District 41, Lombard Elementary School District 44, Glenbard Township High School District 87, Community Consolidated School District 89 and Community Consolidated School District 93 in DuPage County. CASE provides varied supports so that each member district can offer a complete range of services to students with special needs between the ages of 3 and 22 years.