MC Frank Fecser and Stijn Vandevelde
With Dr. Nicholas Long, Dr. Frank Fecser co-founded the Life Space Crisis Intervention Institute www.lsci.org and developed the LSCI certification training program. Together, they produced the LSCI instructional video series and, with Dr. Mary M. Wood, co-authored Life Space Crisis Intervention; Talking with Students in Conflict. In addition to his contributions to the LSCI Institute, Frank is the recently retired Chief Executive Officer of Positive Education Program (PEP), a multi-service, special education and mental health program serving children, youth, and families throughout Greater Cleveland, Ohio.
During his career, he has held a number of direct service and administrative positions including classroom teacher, case manager and quality assurance director. He has provided training and consultation to many programs in the U.S., and has authored or co-authored books, including the 6th and 7th editions of Conflict in the Classroom, as well as articles and monographs on positive approaches to working with troubled and troubling children and youth. In 2003 Frank received the Spirit of Crazy Horse Award from Reclaiming Youth International; in 2007 he was awarded the Woodruff Prize for superior work in mental health and in 2008 was honored by Pressley Ridge with the Annual Achievement Award. In 2012 he received the American Re-Education Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award and was inducted into the Kent State University College of Education and Health and Human Services Alumni Hall of Fame. In 2018 he was recognized as a distinguished alumnus of the College of Education and Human Services at Cleveland State University.
Together with experts (of another discipline than LSCI) we discuss links between LSCI and their expertise and search for reinforcing factors.