Safe Within These Walls: De-escalating School Situations Before They Become Crises by Andra MedeaSafe Within These Walls: De-escalating School Situations Before They Become Crises by Andra Medea

Safe Within These Walls: De-escalating School Situations Before They Become Crises

byAndra Medea

Paperback | December 4, 2013

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In the wake of school tragedies and the growing concern about creating safe environments for children, teachers, parents, and school personnel, this resource provides practical techniques and guidelines for de-escalating aggression with insight and finesse rather than with force. Andra Medea,an instructor in conflict management and nationally recognized expert, developed the Virtual Tranquilizer, a set of non-contact de-escalation techniques used by psychiatric staff, school administrators, and even court personnel. In this readily accessible book, she explains how to manage aggressionfrom tantrums to mental health issues using anecdotes, research-informed techniques, and, at times, humor. Readers will find the concrete tools they need to create a positive climate in which they recognize signs of building aggression and use practical techniques to head it off: demonstrating thatthe best way to handle violence is to keep it from happening in the first place.
Andra Medea, M.A., grew up in a volatile neighborhood in Chicago and co-authored her first book on violence prevention at the age of 18. Andra developed the Virtual Tranquilizer de-escalation technique, which has been adapted for the National Guard, the American Bar Association, substance abuse counselors and judges. The technique is ...
Title:Safe Within These Walls: De-escalating School Situations Before They Become CrisesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.35 inPublished:December 4, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199014531

ISBN - 13:9780199014538

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Table of Contents

ForewordIntroduction1. Adrenaline Overload2. Adrenaline Overload and Learning3. Body Language4. Escalation and De-escalation5. Grades K-2: The Safe Foundation6. Grades 3-6: Insights and Intervention7. Middle School: Fighting8. Parents9. Mental Health: When to Get Outside Help10. Newtown and BeyondPostscript: Moving ForwardAggression and Violence Prevention Resources for Teachers

Editorial Reviews

"This book highlights what teachers and parents should know when dealing with mental health issues, typical tantrums and other issues in young people's development... Bottom Line: If you're looking to deal with sensitive classroom situations, such as ones involving students with behavioral anddevelopmental issues, and ones that risk becoming heated and/or violent, this book is the perfect resource. Safe Within These Walls provides common-sense and expert techniques to encourage positive student behavior and prevent outbursts and other disruptions. This title goes beyond de-escalatingviolence to address the core of good classroom management." --Article by Jason Cunningham, EducationWorld Social Media Editor Education WorldRG Copyright CO 2013 Education World