Strategies for Defusing Challenging Behavior

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Session Dates

Wednesday February 15, 2023 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM - PaTTAN - CENTRAL

This training will provide in-the-moment regulation activities an educator can utilize when a student escalates. It will also provide long term strategies an educator can use to increase the odds of staying regulated when a student escalates. We will explore the phases of escalation and learn effective strategies to use when challenging student behaviors occur.


At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the range of behaviors encountered in the classrooms and instructional settings.
  • Examine 7 phases of escalating behavior.
  • Identify their role in preventing challenging behaviors from occurring.
  • Define effective strategies to use when challenging behaviors do occur.

Target Audience

Educators including general and special education teachers, instructional support staff, school psychologists, school counselors, and administrators who want to learn evidenced based strategies to respond behavior escalation

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