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Right Interactions (RI) Youth Engagement Model Project

This month, the Right Interactions (RI) Youth Engagement Model project embarked on the piloting of RI Master Instructor Train-the-Trainer (TTT) process at Florida Public Safety Institute (FPSI). The training was conducted from May 13, 2019 to May 24, 2019 and consisted both of state and contracted provider staff. The participants were trained for competency and proficiency in their ability to instruct the RI Youth Engagement Model training curriculum. The training curriculum focused on trauma responsive, verbal and non-physical safety intervention techniques to prevent crisis episodes, while using physical intervention techniques as a last resort.

The RI Youth Engagement Module training curriculum is comprised of five modules; Prepare, Guide, Protect, Support and Reward. The training of the modules consisted of teach backs and practicums for competency and proficiency of delivery by the participants. The training participants were also evaluated and tested over the two-week TTT pilot session. The RI Master Instructor Tryouts are scheduled for June 3, 2019 to June 6, 2019 for determination of those participants to be designated as RI Master Instructors. Overall, participants in the RI TTT process were excited and enthusiastic for the new direction of the RI training curriculum, and the emphasis it placed on staff support and overall safety for youth and staff alike.

The next step of the RI Youth Engagement Model will include the piloting of the RI training curriculum at selected sites of Residential, Detention, and Probation and Community Interventions Services during the summer and fall of 2019. Stay tuned for continued exciting developments of the Right Interactions Youth Engagement Model project!

L.E.A.D. Institute training in June!

Generational Differences and Situational Leadership Coaching Training

The first half of the day will be spent using real-world situations to teach staff how to recognize, respond, and resolve their differences.

The second half of the day will introduce Situational Leadership as a model for coaching staff. It will further assist staff on assessing how to provide direction and support in any situation.

Learn tips towards having effective communication, how to manager conflict, and how to build effective teams. This training is for supervisors, aspiring supervisors, and, managers.

June 10, 2019, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Alexander Building, RM 1318 Submit your request with your supervisor approval to LEAD@djj.state.fl.us before June 7th

Productivity at “Work”

Do you want to get 100% effort and results from you and your staff?

If yes, Staff Development & Training has just the class for you! Productivity at "Work" is an eight-hour workshop that looks at increasing productivity with a holistic approach.

This interactive class has something for everyone: stress management, team building, improving communication skills and learning about tools to help find that work-life balance.

These techniques are great for personal and professional settings and don’t require expensive gym memberships or time-consuming alternatives. In addition, you will discover the 5's of Leadership, what it means to develop "bench strength" and how to initiate a 30-Day Challenge; all in a fun and productive work environment!

This training is for aspiring supervisors, supervisors, and managers. Registration deadline is Thursday, June 13th. Space is limited so register today!

June 17, 2019, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Alexander Building, RM 1318 Submit your request with your supervisor approval to LEAD@djj.state.fl.us before June 13th


The Continuous Systems Improvement Team (CSIT) held its quarterly webinar on May 29th. Each focus group provided updates regarding their progress towards narrowing down the topics of interests. Three of the groups are moving towards establishing an action plan for their selected project.

Please visit the CSIT page for more information regarding upcoming conferences calls.