Principles and Practices of Building Community by Dr. Thomas Pomeranz
Dealing with anger and its consequences is one of the most difficult and important challenges we face in supporting people with developmental disabilities. This presentation is focused to provide "best practice approaches" which will assist in supporting others in diminishing the causes of anger.
In this presentation Dr. Pomeranz assesses the medical/biological, psychological/psychiatric and environmental influences of socially inappropriate behavior. Emphasis is placed on proactive strategies to identify and respond to the unmet needs of the individual. Limitations of classical behavior management approaches are discussed. Through example and short story Tom makes it clear that "anger communicates unmet need."
Seven sessions of training providing skills and education on some of the most important concepts of community inclusion. The Principles and Practices of Building Community is a DVD library of compassionate, humorous and provocative training. It is for service providers or undergraduate college level instruction. Developed and presented by Dr. Thomas Pomeranz a nationally recognized authority, trainer, clinician and consultant in the field of services for people with disabilities. Dr. Pomeranz uses high quality graphic, humor and his 35 years of experience to engage his viewers.