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Passive Self Protection – In Person Training

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM


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This training is the second part of the Managing Threatening Confrontation (MTC) series and participants MUST have attended the initial MTC seminar discussing proactive approaches.  As a refresher, we will review distress behaviors in the first hour and role play protection techniques in the second hour.

Participants will gain skills/competencies in the following areas:

  • An array of creative communication strategies during periods of tension
  • Reactive strategies to aggression
  • How to use passive self-protection techniques to stay safe

About the Presenter:

Josh Lapin MSSW, has over 20 years of experience in supporting people with developmental disabilities. He is the director of the Community TIES Program, which is part of the University of Wisconsin’s Waisman Center. The mission of the TIES Program is to address the behavioral, psychological, and emotional needs using therapeutic approaches that assure continued participation in supported community life. He has extensive experience as a consultant and advocate for persons with developmental disabilities. He strongly believes that a positive relationship is vital is promoting proactive behavioral support. Mr. Lapin also teaches a field seminar at the School of Social Work for undergraduate and graduate students interested in disability.


Michael Truman


UW South Madison Partnership
2238 South Park Street
Madison, WI 53713