National Center for Campus Public Safety

Violence Prevention/De-Escalation of Emotionally Charged Situations

Date/Time: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 | 2:00–3:00 PM (ET)
Cost: Free
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 | 1:00 PM (ET)
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Please join us in August for the next free webinar in our Campus Public Safety Online series, Violence Prevention/De-Escalation of Emotionally Charged Situations. Mourning Fox, MA, LCMHC, is the deputy commissioner for the Vermont Department of Mental Health and will explore the issues around why people resort to violence and the risk factors that individuals have that may make them more, or less, likely to use violence. 

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Fox has been certified as a NAPPI (Non-Abusive Psychological and Physical Interventions) instructor, a CPI (Crisis Prevention Institute) trainer, and a Mental Health First Aid trainer. He began his career in mental health more than 20 years ago as a psychiatric emergency services clinician. Since then, Fox has run crisis and forensic residential programs; developed the counseling program at Earlham College in IN; and directed the maximum-security inpatient forensic unit at Bridgewater State Hospital in MA. There he also screened all admission to the facility and provided initial and ongoing mandatory violence prevention/de-escalation training for the clinical and correctional staff.

In this webinar, Fox will discuss the three major predictors of violence and their impact on how you deal with emotionally charged situations both before they happen and as they take place. He will explain the importance of building a common language to describe potentially problematic or actually problematic behaviors seen in people who are in emotionally charged states in order to improve effective communication between responders and support service providers. Our values drive the decisions we make every day. The role of these values, for both the responder and the identified subject, and their impact on relationship building and resolutions to conflict will be explored. A sampling of active listening skills and specific defusing techniques will also be incorporated into the webinar.

This presentation is appropriate for campus safety and security, law enforcement, residential life staff, campus/mental health counselors, and mental health advocates and/or organizations with a spectrum of experience in de-escalating situations, from beginner to advanced. De-escalation is a transferable skill and could be used by others as well.

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