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Utilizing De-escalation Strategies to Maintain Least Restrictive Environments

November 8, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm


This workshop will highlight various strategies for de-escalating students. Participants will learn about Champlain Valley Supervisory District’s  ATLAS Program and how this program has created an opportunity for students to remain in their home school community, avoiding out-of-school placements. Participants will learn that every stage of the Escalation/Crisis Cycle is an opportunity. Utilizing the right tool(s) can prevent further escalations and protect the dignity of the student we are working with. A key component within de-escalation is the goal to improve our relationship with our students by using the least restrictive interventions first.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn several strategies to de-escalate students by understanding the different stages in the Escalation/Crisis Cycle;
  • Identify proactive and preventative strategies that can be implemented by every provider in the school building and used with all students;
  • Examine ways to improve relationships with students that exhibit challenging behaviors;
  • Explore ways to create safe environments that frontload interventions to break the cycle before it begins.

Who Should Attend: All are welcome.

Time: 8:30 – 3:30 (8:00 – 8:30 registration)


November 8, 2023
8:30 am - 3:30 pm


Anne Dubie


Best Western Plus
45 Blush Hill Rd.
Waterbury, 05676
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