LSCI is an advanced interactive therapeutic strategy developed to turn crisis situations into learning opportunities for children and youth with chronic patterns of self-defeating behaviors. LSCI views problems or stressful incidents as opportunities for learning, growth, insight, and change. This non-physical intervention program uses a multi-theoretical approach to behavior management and problem solving. LSCI provides staff a roadmap through conflict to desired outcomes using crisis as an opportunity to teach and create positive relationships. It aims to change behavior, reduce anxiety, increase self- esteem and enhance understanding of the behavior of others.
LSCI was initially developed to handle crisis situations where children and youth display self-defeating behavior. However, it’s basic principles are also highly relevant when working with adults. They are perfectly fit to support professionals working in a penitentiary setting, to learn them how to turn crisis situations into learning opportunities for inmates.
The training describes the various aspects of a ‘conflict cycle’, by addressing different elements that can lead to a crisis and offering a method to recognize emotions and anxieties that often cause self-defeating behavior. The training also delivers insight into the six stages of the LSCI process, and how this process can be applied to different forms of self-destructive behavior. Participants learn how to handle a crisis situation and how to support the person in crisis to acquire a better understanding of the situation and how to end the crisis situation efficiently.