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Restorative Redirection and De-escalation

August 1, 2022at1:00 pm

Addressing challenging student behavior is a critical part of creating a safe and welcoming learning environment. This workshop will explore strategies and practices to redirect and de-escalate negative student behavior. Teachers, behavior and restorative justice staff, social workers, instructional coaches and deans will identify their previous practices and work through unpacking what works and unlearning the practices that heighten negative student behavior. De-escalation utilizes connection and other techniques to reduce the level of conflict and harm. In this session, participants will focus on building their restorative communication skills and preparing to engage with students when negative behavior occurs.

Facilitated by: Floyd N. Bronson, MA, MAHS, Yazid Jackson & Mali Parke

All professional development sessions use a trauma-informed approach and teach skills and practices that you can implement immediately. Visit to explore all restorative justice programming, including additional summer institutes, PD topics, skills and planning sessions by Restorative DC in collaboration with OSSE. Participants will receive two professional learning units (PLUs) for full participation in each session. For questions, email [email protected].

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. Please indicate any reasonable accommodations that will allow you to participate in this virtual event at least 3-5 days prior to start. Email us at [email protected] with any questions.

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