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Using Verbal De-escalation to Reduce
the Need for Seclusion and Physical
Restraint in Public Schools

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This presentation was developed by the WCASS Special Projects Committee and CPI staff.

Emphasizing de-escalation techniques can reduce or even eliminate the use of seclusion and restraint incidents.

Building Principals & Special Education Directors:
Please disseminate the ‘Notes on Verbal De-escalation’ (below) to your staff, and hold periodic staff meetings to discuss these strategies.


Notes on Verbal De-escalation3 Slides per Page on Verbal De-escalation


Slides on Verbal De-escalation