Stealing
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Description
Causes for stealing behavior and teaching positive replacement behaviors to children who steal are explored by Rick Delaney, Ph.D. Shoplifting, stealing based on envy or revenge, stealing from loved ones, and kleptomania are discussed in the context of possible motivation for those behaviors. Dr. Delaney also provides information on strategies for dealing with a child who steals and when to seek professional help.

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • identify four types of stealing
  • list four steps for teaching positive replacement behaviors to the child who shoplifts
  • describe how anger is expressed through stealing
  • list strategies for helping a child express angry and jealous feelings without stealing
  • describe possible motivations behind a child's stealing from loved ones
  • know when to seek professional help for a child who steals
  • list six positive strategies for dealing with a child who steals

This course explores four types of stealing behavior with children:

  • shoplifting

  • stealing based on envy or revenge

  • stealing from loved ones

  • kleptomania

(2 credit hours, $10.00 per person)