This podcast is part of the series: De-escalating Crisis Situations in School
Glenwood Autism and Behavioral Health Center, Birmingham, AL
Crisis situations are happening even to students. They become stressed and begin to show signs of agitation that can quickly create an environment that puts them and others at risk of injury or disciplinary action. In this first of five videos targeting how to de-escalate a crisis situation in school, we begin with a basic discussion defining crisis and recognizing how coping skills, life experiences and other variables impact that definition. When an individual doesn't have or chooses not to utilize healthy coping skills, emotions can drive their behavior so we will also discuss 3 negative emotions and identify some possible behavioral reactions to those emotions. In this video we hope you gain a better understanding of how stress and the lack of healthy coping skills influences the definition of a crisis for a person. We all experience life differently and it is important to recognize that truth as we relate to students who are dealing with stress and experiencing crisis with limited resources and skills. Our goal is to help them gain the skills to deal with stress and crisis in more positive ways.
Please contact Robert Hudson 205-410-1576 for more information.
This project was made possible through collaboration with the Alabama Department of Education, Special Education Services.