2023 Safe and Supportive Learning Environments: Prevention Before the Crisis Summit

01. De-escalating Student Behavior Starts with Systems Work

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Session Dates

Wednesday August 16, 2023 9:45 AM - 11:00 AM - PaTTAN - CENTRAL

Disruptive and dangerous student behaviors interfere with learning, negatively impact school climate and culture, and may lead to more restrictive discipline or alternative placements. Schools often address this challenge through reactive practices, rather than through prevention and integration within their existing multi-tiered social-emotional-behavioral framework. Most importantly, desired and sustainable outcomes require systemic change brought about by attending to foundational responsibilities of the leadership team. Learn how regions and schools have supported their staff competencies and student skills by aligning initiatives, policy, training, coaching, and evaluation within PBIS.

Target Audience

Suggested participants include the following:

  • Administrators
  • Educators, including early childhood educators
  • Behavioral specialists (school counselors, school psychologists, special educators)
  • Behavioral and mental health providers
  • Emotional Support teachers
  • Emotional Support paraprofessionals
  • Parents/families

Topics Covered: Behavior

Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Tina Rife, at 717-901-2251, or trife@pattan.net.

Event Info

Event Type:



Brian Meyer

Event Contact:


Tina Rife

Content Contact:

Chanda Telleen

Additional Info

A list of nearby hotel locations can be found here: PaTTAN Central Information
Note: You are responsible for securing and paying for your own lodging. Room blocks with discounted rates have not been reserved.