“A person centered form of guiding to elicit and strengthen motivation for change.”
(Miller and Rollnick, 2002)
Motivational interviewing (MI) is a way of talking with someone to build their internal motivation to change. MI uses questions and statements strategically to make it more likely individuals will talk in a positive direction.
A Jump-Start Towards Change
Have a conversation with a student when their motivation to change their behavior is already elevated.
Close the "Life Goes On" Time Gap
Start the change process closer to the incident to foster behavior change.
Consistency in the Conduct Process
Using MI on patrol creates consistency throughout the student conduct process.
The MI style values diversity, manages the dynamics of difference, acquires and incorporates cultural knowledge, and adapts to diversity and the cultural contexts of the individuals we serve.
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