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Topic:Best Practices in Crisis De-escalation



  • Opening Ritual
  • Brief Description
  • 3 to 4 Learning Objectives
  • Engaging Content/Activities (keep the attention of the audience)
  • Closing Ritual
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Brief Description:

Length: 45 minutes-2 hours

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Title: Mental Health 101: Guide to student re-entry and support planning


Mental health and school success are closely linked. Attendees will gain insight into the role of school and District support personnel and learn strategies to address re-entry, support planning after hospitalization and transition planning for students.


Attendees will:

  • Explore the collaborative roles of school-based crisis teams, Mobile Response Team and C.A.P.E. Team
  • Identify strategies to support social and emotional learning
  • Learn Trauma-Sensitive Practices
  • Explore District (ART, BRT, ESE Contact, School Counselor, School Psychologist, Family Counselor) and Community Resources (Behavioral Health Agreement)

Target Audience

School and District administrators, school counselors, school psychologists, family counselors, school-based team leaders, social service team leaders, behavioral health resource teachers, social service facilitators, and classroom teachers.


  • Opening Ritual
  • Role of C.A.P.E. Team
  • Re-entry is when the student who returns to school after hospitalization or residential placement for a mental or behavioral health concerns
    • Strategies for Re-entry Planning
  • Convene School Based Team (i.e. identified school personnel, parents, the student if applicable, therapist, case manager)
  • Receive the student warmly, continue with regular academic day
  • Identify point-person to support student
  • Conduct meetings with strengths and mental health lens
  • Emphasize that hospitalization goal is to stabilize, not fix
  • Set a clear plan for addressing absence and missed work, and allow for adjustments in classwork/homework upon return
  • Implement daily check-ins with youth
  • Provide regular feedback to the caregiver on child’s adjustment back to school
  • Ensure that referrals for ongoing mental health services are in place
  • Schedule follow-up meeting to check on the status of implementation of the plan

Student Safety Plan is an individualized plan created to empower and support a student who is at risk of harm to self or others.

  • Warning Signs (Thoughts/Feelings/Mood, Situations, and Behaviors)
  • Coping Skills (Healthy ways to work through the problem; internal versus external coping skills)
  • Support Team (People the student trust to assist them when in crisis)
  • 24-hour crisis numbers

School Support Plan is an individualized plan to support students experiencing a mild mental or behavioral health challenges, and/or to address lower level, chronic, escalating or problematic behavior.

  • Behavioral Contract
  • De-escalation Strategies
    • Calm Down Corner
    • Safe place
    • Check-in/out
    • Preferred adult
    • CHAMPS Strategies
  • Transition Plan is an established plan where schools communicate and collaborate to discuss students with a mental or behavioral health concerns
    • School to School
    • Level to Level
      • Elementary to Middle School
      • Middle School to High School
      • High School to Postsecondary (exit meeting with parent)
  • Activity-provide participants with a checklist and have them role play and create a re-entry plan, safety, support plan, transition plan
    • Takeaways (Re-entry Plan, Support Plan, Transition Plan)
  • Closing Ritual

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