Strategies for Defusing and Preventing Challenging Behavior

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Session Dates

Wednesday September 20, 2023 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM - PaTTAN - EAST

This training aims to provide in-the-moment regulation activities an educator can utilize when a student's behavior escalates, as well as long term strategies an educator can use to increase the odds of helping students maintain a regulated state. Participants will learn the phases of escalation, identify behaviors associated with each phase, and incorporate associated strategies designed to defuse behavior into an individualized plan. Participants will also learn strategies to encourage appropriate behavior to prevent challenging behaviors.


Participants will be able to:

  • Describe the ABCs of behavior.
  • Examine 7 phases of escalating behavior.
  • Identify and describe behaviors associated with the 7 phases.
  • Identify their role in preventing challenging behaviors from occurring.
  • Define effective strategies to use when responding to challenging behaviors.

Target Audience

Educators including general and special education teachers, instructional support staff, school psychologists, school counselors, and administrator

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 717-901-2278, or

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


PaTTAN Educational Consultant

Event Contact:


Tina Rife

Content Contact:

Chanda Telleen