We were fortunate to have Sam Healy give an all staff training on using the Nurtured Heart approach. He is a long time advocate for children and has worked with many leaders in the after school arena like the Boys and Girls Clubs and City Year.
The three main stands of the approach are:
1. Refuse to give big reactions to broken rules or problems.
2. Relentlessly "energize" positive behaviors and qualities.
3. Be clear and firm about rules and consequences.