Successful De-Escalation for Students With Emotional Behavioral Disorders: Training

Teachers who work with students living with an Emotional Behavioral Disorder (EDB) often experience high levels of stress and frustration in their task to manage, support and redirect the various negative behaviors exhibited by these students. Although behavioral interventions are in place within schools, the majority of these interventions in use focus upon prevention, leaving many general education teachers struggling to de-escalate the elevated behaviors of students with EBD. This project, Successful De-Escalation for Students with Emotional Behavioral Disorders: Training, provides educators with a training to properly handle and de-escalate these negative behaviors of students with EBD who are displaying dangerous behaviors. The training is compiled into three distinct sections: (a) a presentation of definitions, characteristics, and current research conducted on students with EBD, providing the trainee with information about EBD and behaviors associated with EBD, (b) a presentation of the three elements necessary to successfully de-escalate students with EBD displaying dangerous behaviors, (i) Calmness, (ii) Safe Environment, and (iii) Communication, and (c) a presentation of a research-based form of collecting and interpreting data, to be used by teachers as a means of additional support in future de-escalation attempts. Keywords: Behavior, Elementary, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (EBD), De-escalation, General Education Teachers, Interventions, Strategies, Teacher Training, Techniques