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

11. Preventing and De-Escalating Behavior within the PBIS Framework

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Session Dates

Wednesday August 16, 2023 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM - PaTTAN - CENTRAL

Providing safe, positive, and effective learning environments require staff who are confident in their own competencies for preventing and responding to intense and potentially disruptive behaviors. An effective system for de-escalation is one that is integrated into the essential elements of PBIS, and leverages previously installed Tier 1 practices for encouraging appropriate behavior, teaching self-regulation, responding to disruptive behaviors, and is both trauma informed and equitable. This session will demonstrate how to develop and align these PBIS practices into a simplified logic organizing four-phases of de-escalation. By integrating de-escalation into PBIS, organizations will be more clear in their approach to implement and progress-monitor consistent adult routines to support dysregulated youth.

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.