LSCI: Life Space Crisis Intervention
Our staff at Leaf River/ White Pine/ and Elm Tree Academy have been specially trained in LSCI (Life Space Crisis Intervention), to help our students learn from their strong feelings and emotions. Life Space Crisis Intervention is a therapeutic, verbal strategy for intervention with students in crisis. It is conducted at the time the crisis occurs or as soon after as possible. The process uses students’ reactions to a stressful event to (a) change behavior, (b) enhance self-esteem, (c) reduce anxiety, and (d) expand understanding and insight into their own and others’ behaviors and feelings. LSCI can be used with children and youth in situations in which reactions to stress is a concern, and with students who are unable to appropriately control or manage their own behavior.