Explosive Kids De-Escalation Strategies for Today’s Tough Kids

Thursday, July 17, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

  • Presenter: Shawn Reaves
  • Target Audience: Special education teachers, general education teachers, counselors, school psychologists, building and district level administrators
  • Description: This dynamic workshop will help participants learn to recognize students “phases of escalated behavior”.  Specific intervention strategies will be offered  for  each phase (including:  calm, trigger, agitation, acceleration, peak, de-escalation and recovery).  Additional topics addressed are sources of anger in youth, physiological reactions during an outburst, personal “hot buttons” of anger, and practical strategies to intervene effectively (while avoiding adding “fuel to the fire”).

Location: Indiana Wesleyan Education & Conference Center, Lexington