Emotional First Aid: Techniques that De-escalate and Provide Support in the Moment

June 17, 2019
12:00–1:30 PM ET
Frank Eckles, Academy for Competent Youth Work

Most people who work with youth spend a majority of their time helping young people stay on track as they move through their day. Join us for this webinar on tried-and-true techniques for helping child and youth care workers use strengths-based approaches to address escalating behavior. These Emotional First Aid techniques provide a range of alternative interventions that help youth to stay in the driver’s seat of their own self-regulation while they build critical cognitive and social-emotional skills.

As a result of participating in this webinar, participants will:

  • Identify in video demonstrations a variety of techniques that redirect escalating behavior

  • Understand the importance of using strengths-based interventions that encourage self-regulation

  • Learn how to apply the techniques in a variety of typical child and youth care situations.

CYC Certification Competency Domain: Developmental Practice Methods



Frank Eckles, BA, CYC-P, LCCA, splits his time between his role as past president of the national Child and Youth Care Certification Board and facilitating growth for the hundreds of professionals who engage in learning programs offered by the Academy for Competent Youth Work. Frank is the Academy’s executive director and author of the Child and Youth Care: Foundations Course and co-author of Youth Thrive: Protective and Promotive Factors for Healthy Development. He serves on the boards of the Association for Child and Youth Care Practice and the CYC Certification Board. Frank became a Fellow of the National Center for Innovation and Excellence in 2014. Frank is the recipient of the National Staff Development and Training Association’s 2013 Career Achievement Award. In 2009 he received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Academy of Child and Youth Care Professionals. He received the President’s Award for “special achievement in the field of child and youth care” from the Association for Child and Youth Care Practice in 2006 and 2017. 

fee: $45.00