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LSCI Products

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  • How to Be Angry: Strategies to Help Kids Express Anger Constructively

    Press Review:
    “In her revised edition of How to Be Angry: Strategies to Help Kids Express Anger Constructively, Signe has taken her original excellent work to an entire new level. This book integrates the current knowledge of how our brain grows and develops into this critically important topic. She has organized 20 sessions that educators, mental health workers or anyone working with children can use with children they support. It is a complete ready to use program that will help you teach children about this critical human emotion and allow them to recognize it and use anger constructively. Anger is an emotion that our children as well as the adults who serve them, can learn to feel and express in appropriate ways. This is an exceptional resource!!:
    –Michael McKnight, 4 Directions Seminars

    *For use with children and teenagers aged 5 – 18
    *Complete, ready-to-use program including 20 lessons
    *The book is accompanied by downloadable additional resources demonstrating the activities and offering adaptations for parents.

    Click here to purchase your copy on or Jessica Kingsley Publishers

  • Life Space Crisis Intervention: Talking with Students in Conflict, 3rd ed.



    The 3rd edition of the LSCI textbook, Talking with Students in Conflict, is completely revised and updated with brain-based, trauma-informed, relationship building strategies for turning problem situations into learning opportunities for young people.

    Read all about how the brain and body respond to stress and how to guide young people through conflict situations, using the advanced verbal skills of LSCI. Learn our six-stage process for de-escalating problem situations, putting language to emotion, and facilitating long term behavioral change.

    Learn what to do when a young person:

    * Acts out in stress toward unsuspecting helpers, sparking explosive and endless power struggles
    * Makes poor decisions based on distorted thought patterns and perceptual errors
    * Has the right intentions and motivation but lacks the social skills to be successful
    * Is purposefully aggressive and exploits others with little conscience
    * Acts in self-damaging ways due to being burdened with shame and inadequacy
    * Becomes entangled in destructive peer relationships and is vulnerable to manipulation

    Be among the first to receive this completely revised & updated edition of our classic text!

  • LSCI Conflict Cycle Poster


    Check out our re-designed, updated Conflict Cycle poster!

    Great for posting in classrooms, hallways, and offices to remind staff and students about the LSCI Conflict Cycle and the importance of understanding and ending escalating power struggles. Also effective for use with students and clients during LSCI interventions, to provide a concrete visual model of the elements of conflict and the places where conflict can be de-escalated.

    Order yours now!

  • LSCI Interventions Poster


    This poster provides a handy visual of the LSCI interventions, for quick reference and reminders while working with students.

    Dimensions: 5.45″ x 20″

  • LSCI Six Stages Poster


    This poster provides a handy visual of the six stages of LSCI, for quick reference and reminders while working with students.

    Dimensions: 5.45″ x 20″

  • Parenting the Challenging Child: The 4-Step Way to Turn Problem Situations Into Learning Opportunities


    After more than three decades of helping professionals work with some of the most challenging children, the LSCI Institute now adapts its brain-based, trauma-informed, kid-centered approach to the unique needs of parents and caregivers. Parenting the Challenging Child: The 4-Step Way to Turn Problem Situations Into Learning Opportunities provides readers with:

    * Specific skills for building more positive relationships with kids
    * Proven strategies for de-escalating stressful situations
    * A reliable 4-step framework for turning common problem situations into lasting learning opportunities

    After reading this solution-focused book, you will be equipped with new skills to identify and change six problematic patterns of behavior in young people. Even more importantly, you will learn about yourself and how simple changes in the way you interact with your loved ones during a problem situation can significantly improve your relationship and their future behaviors.

    STILL THINKING ABOUT IT? Read an excerpt!

    From Chapter 1: The Dynamics of Conflict Between Parent & Child

    From Chapter 5: What to Do When Kids Turn Their Anger on Parents


    Click to learn about our 2-hour online training as well as our live (also available via Zoom) training workshops.

  • Relational Child & Youth Care in Action

    Heather Modlin, James Freeman, Christine Gaitens and Thom Garfat – editors

    ISBN 978-0-6399718-9-6 (Paperback)
    Published: January 2021
    Pages: 237

    A must read. This book ‘resets’ insights into meaningful relational Child and Youth Care practice – and the related complexities of the profession. This compilation of relational Child and Youth Care wisdom, from within the field, not only draws together all that is core to Child and Youth Care, but also critically evaluates the application to and impact on every aspect of professional practice and focused outcomes for young people, families and the professional practitioners who journey with them through trauma, change and healing.
    – Lee Loynes Chief Executive Officer, Girls and Boys Town South Africa and Board Member of the CYC-Net Board of Governors

    All proceeds from the book are donated to the International Child and Youth Care Network (CYC-Net), a global non-profit which promotes learning and accountable practice among those who work with children, youth and families.

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    Post Certification 1-Hour Review Sessions

    Original price was: $240.00.Current price is: $199.00.

    The Life Space Crisis Intervention Review Sessions provide 12 step-by-step lesson plans, designed to refresh small groups of already-certified LSCI practitioners in selected concepts related to LSCI. Each one-hour curriculum includes a current article, case example, or handout based on a fundamental LSCI interview or skill. Participants are assigned to read the material and/or complete assigned questions either prior to or at the beginning of each session, then participate in a guided group discussion. Review sessions can be completed in any order.

    LSCI Review Sessions may be led either by a certified LSCI Trainer or by a certified LSCI practitioner.

    This item is available for purchase only to those who have completed the LSCI Certification course. To verify course completion, please enter the Coupon Code, provided by your LSCI Trainer, in the Comments Box in the ordering area.

    LSCI Review Session topics include:

    • Choices in Managing Behavior
    • Cognitive Traps
    • Defense Mechanisms
    • Validating Responses
    • I‐Messages
    • Useful Phrases During an LSCI Interview
    • The Red Flag Reclaiming Intervention
    • The Reality Rub Reclaiming Intervention
    • The New Tools Reclaiming Intervention
    • The Symptom Estrangement Reclaiming Intervention
    • The Massaging Numb Values Reclaiming Intervention
    • The Manipulation of Body Boundaries Reclaiming Intervention

    For more information on the LSCI Review Sessions, please contact Signe Whitson at

  • LSCI Group Curriculum



    The eight-session LSCI Group Curriculum teaches child and adolescent students and clients the basic concepts of Life Space Crisis Intervention. This social-emotional learning program helps young people learn about self-defeating behaviors and how to avoid falling into these troublesome patterns.

    The LSCI Group Curriculum is also a helpful tool for LSCI-certified professionals trying to integrate LSCI into their classrooms and therapeutic milieus and also as a tool for counselors looking for easy-to-use, engaging group activities to run with young people.

    The LSCI Group Curriculum Facilitator’s Guide walks group leaders step-by-step and session-by-session through eight unique aspects of LSCI for Kids. Facilitators may use either the Group Handbook for Children or the Group Handbook for Youth, depending on the writing and comprehension abilities of participants.

    • The Group Handbook for Children is designed for participants with more limited capacity for self-reflection and/or writing skills.
    • The Group Handbook for Youth is designed for participants who are able to engage in some self-reflection and independent writing.

    Click here to read the results of a study conducted at the Northwest Village School in Plainview, CT on the use of the LSCI Group Curriculum with a group of students, ages 13-18.

    Please contact Signe Whitson at to request a sample chapter from the LSCI Group Curriculum or for any other questions about the use of this program.

  • Sacred Sanction: Sense and Nonsense in Parenting & Education

    Author: Gerrit De Moor

    Where evolutionary theory, history, education, (ortho)pedagogy, philosophy and anthropology meet, the sense and nonsense of punishment in parenting and education is thoroughly analyzed. And what about rewarding? It turns out that rewarding is based on the same principles as punishment. That is why the author introduces connectedness as the origin and goal of human relations. Sanctioning is next introduced as an alternative for punishment and rewarding.