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Trauma-Informed Practices: Prevention and De-escalating Disruptive Behavior (On Demand) is a Course

Trauma-Informed Practices: Prevention and De-escalating Disruptive Behavior (On Demand)

Started Jul 7, 2020
1 credit


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Uncertainty about the school, economic wellbeing of families and communities, ongoing racial tension and unrest, and COVID-19 have increased all stakeholders’ concerns about the emotional and physical wellbeing of students and staff as they prepare for the 2020-2021 school year. In Part II of Trauma-Informed Practices Across all School Settings, the focus will shift from overall environmental practices to prevention and management of behavior arising from stress, distress, and trauma through positive and thoughtful interactions between staff and students.

During this webinar, participants will be introduced to a trauma-informed approach toward the escalation and de-escalation cycle including strategies for responding to behaviors at the various levels and ways to remain calm and be present with a student during an incident. Join us as we tackle difficult issues related to disruptive student behavior.          


Teachers, School Resource Officer (SROs), Administrators

Learning Objectives

  • Strategies to create and maintain a calm and connected classroom and school environment.
  • Identify and describe methods for preventing student dysregulation and resulting behaviors in the classroom.
  • Identify methods for diminishing and managing behavioral escalation of students
    in the school setting.
  • Practices staff can take during a crisis to manage their own emotions and increase their ability to calmly respond to student behavior.
  • Identify when it is appropriate and necessary to seek additional support.


Pamela Black, External Consultant Trauma-Sensitive Schools Initiative, National Council for Behavioral Health

Continuing Education Credit

This webinar is offered for an NCSS certificate of completion.

Planning Committee

Pam Black; Brad Bender, MSW; Maura Gaswirth, LICSW; Sarah Flinspach; Naomi Pomerantz, MPH, LLMSW; Tom Reischl, PhD


This project was supported by Cooperative Agreement No. 2019-YS-BX-K001 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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