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De-Escalate Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime

Event Date: 
April 21, 2015 11:30am
Steven Seiller - Service Alternatives, Inc.

De-escalate Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime: Unplug the Power Struggle with Principle-Based De-escalation


Imagine dealing with any situation. In this introduction to Principle-Based De-escalation, learn 5 surprises and 3 Guiding Principles that will allow you to remain in control at all times, support anyone, anywhere, with any issue, and avoid the wrong response which can make the situation worse.

Is it really possible to de-escalate anyone, anywhere, anytime? Yes! Imagine yourself dealing with any scenario with anyone, anywhere, with confidence and long-term foresight. This is possible with a Principle-Based approach to de-escalation.

While no single technique will work on every person, there is a small set of principles that do apply to everyone. These principles are universal so they apply to any age person, any level of ability or disability, and any setting.

If you are new to de-escalation, this overview will introduce the guiding principles that form the basis for today's professional behavioral interventions and emergency response protocols. If you are experienced, this presentation will serve as a valuable affirmation or even help you fuse together varied, previous trainings into a consistent and potent practice. Attendees will be asked to consider past or future scenarios they encounter in order to apply the learned process and identify needed skills.

Specific goals for this overview are to help you learn to:

1. Remain in control at all times.

2. Support anyone, anywhere, with any issue.

3. Avoid the wrong response which can make the situation worse.

About the Presenter:

Steven Seiller – Administrator- Right Response (A workshop by Service Alternatives, Seattle WA)

Steve is a help schools, hospitals, group homes and agencies of all types deal with their worst behavioral and aggression problems. As an Administrator with the Service Alternatives Training Institute, he provides consultation, risk management and specialized training to empower organizations to maintain safety while increasing educational and therapeutic outcomes.

Steve has been employed by Service Alternatives, Inc. since 1995 as a Program Manager, Training Specialist and Administrator.

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Meeting Information

Meeting Registration: (Walk-In's Also Welcome)

Meeting Location:  The Season's Catering - 945 McHenry Avenue, Modesto CA (Free Parking in the Rear)

Meeting Time: 11:30 am

Luncheon Cost:

  • Members may pay in advance annually $204.00 (12 Lunches at $17.00)​
  • Members $20.00 (non-advance lunch pay) - cash or check at the door
  • Non-members $25.00 - cash or check at the door