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Verbal De-escalation Course - Defusing Bundle
The S.M.A.R.T. Principles are the five fundamental skills necessary to support a culture of safety. Once these easily-understandable principles become second nature, they can be applied to any situation. Asking how current behaviors can influence future events allows trainees to eliminate challenging behaviors before they happen.
The Lalemand Red Behavior Scale
The Lalemand Red Behavior Scale is an assessment tool to use with people whose baseline behaviors have escalated into a state of escalated stress. Using this tool, trainees will be able to identify behaviors, then understand what risks those behaviors present, and then determine the appropriate Minimum Impact response to take in that specific situation.
Making a Clear Request
Making a Clear Request is a skill that trainees must develop before communicating with individuals exhibiting escalating behaviors. In this module, students will learn the importance of precise language and effective requests in an attempt to avoid misunderstandings and the resulting resistance. Maintaining the appropriate tone while keeping a request positive will enable trainees to avoid resistance and ambiguity in an escalation situation.
Keeping a Conversation on Track
Keeping a Conversation on Track is a crucial skill for students to develop before addressing avoidant behaviors such as changing the subject, attempted distraction, or playing word games. The typical response to these behaviors is to either walk away or argue, neither of which is effective in accomplishing the original goal. NAPPI training teaches a third alternative that we call professional persistence. Trainees will learn the three techniques that it involves: planned persistence, tactful interruption, and creating an expectation of cooperation.
Offering Choices teaches students to offer positive choices in order to replace unwanted behaviors. Providing choices has been proven to give a sense of control over a situation that often results in positive outcomes. The specific formula for offering choices, known as Choice A/B, requires persistence without being controlling and positivity of words and body language, both in order to make the choices more appealing.
Defusing Techniques will teach students how to effectively stop or prevent escalating behaviors. This can happen very quickly, and it is important to intervene as quickly as possible, while maintaining a calm and respectful demeanor. Preventing a potential crisis can come down to something as seemingly small as eye contact. The mode of approach and positioning is important in the safe implementation of NAPPI techniques including Presence, Fake Misunderstandings, Confusion, Positive Reinterpretation, Calm and Soothing, and Soft Shock in the restoration of an atmosphere of calm and safety.
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