Life Space Crisis Intervention in Youth Work

  • On-Demand Interview-Style
  • Recorded on Thursday, October 19, 2023
  • 1 hour training
  • FREE for YIPA members
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Your Training Description

When the young people you work with exhibit challenging behaviors it can be hard to know what to do in the moment. With Life Space Crisis Intervention (LSCI), you can turn a problematic situation into a learning opportunity. LSCI is a brain-based, trauma-informed, relationship-building verbal strategy that helps minimize conflict and stress and promotes long-term behavior change. This interview-style training will give you great insight into the LSCI framework and how you can bring it into your youth work.

Your Learning Objectives

  • Learn about the history and framework of Life Space Crisis Intervention (LSCI)
  • Recognize how LSCI is a helpful resource in youth work
  • Know how to become trained in LSCI
  • Identify ways you can intervene when a young person is in crisis

Your Trainer


Angie Erickson started in the field of youth work in the early 2000s as a volunteer in high school. After college, Angie worked with the YWCA Minneapolis Girls Inc. programs for six years, gaining experience in program development and staff training. While it was a dream job, an opportunity to relocate to northern Minnesota came in 2017.  Now, as Director of Outreach at North Homes Children and Family Services in Grand Rapids, MN, Angie wears a number of hats and enjoys a wide variety of activities within her role. Angie is a high ropes course facilitator, oversees marketing and their agency internship program, is developing a community advisory board, and supports internal staff trainings.

In her spare time, Angie loves to play drums and go exploring with her family. She is active in her community and volunteers on the Itasca County Family YMCA board as well as the City of Grand Rapids Human Rights Commission. She also loves to read.

Your Competency Focus Area


Each of YIPA’s trainings are designed around a broad framework of eight youth work competencies. The competency focus of this training is: BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTION.

Adopt a mindset and perspective to understand the connection between emotions and behaviors, effectively model managing your own emotions as you teach youth to manage theirs, and diffuse dysregulated behavior and help youth re-regulate.

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This training will count as 1 CE hour for most boards. Please contact your board directly with questions on submitting. You are encouraged to print or save this training information as a PDF for your records.