Becoming A Trauma Responsive Educator/School

Jessica Nixon
Nov 8, 2017

RTP Brief: How to Engage to De-escalate Behavior


Edited: Nov 10, 2017

The process of de-escalating a potentially violent situation with a student is a complex and delicate one. Understanding when and how to step in is integral to the success of any intervention, but especially when de-escalating student behavior. Teachers have to balance intervening before a student’s safety is compromised while also keeping in mind that stepping in too early could potentially further aggravate the student and exacerbate the situation... Read the FULL BRIEF HERE and comment below.

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