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Utilizing De-escalation Strategies to Maintain Least Restrictive Environments

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


This workshop will highlight various strategies for de-escalating students. Participants will learn about CVSD’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 30
8:30 am - 3:30 pm


Anne Dubie


Capitol Plaza, Montpelier