What is The De-Escalation Kit?
Almost every parent, teacher, babysitter and caregiver has been in this situation: A child is agitated and acting out, often loudly. But, according to behavioral experts, what many adults assume is simply a spoiled child who is acting out to get his way, may really be a kid who is simply struggling to communicate in that moment. With patience and a few targeted tactics, we may be able to better understand our children’s triggers, successfully de-escalate the situation, and reduce the likelihood that it will occur again in the future.
Angry behavior in children can appear as physical aggression -- such as hitting, spitting, biting, throwing objects -- or may be expressed verbally through yelling, cursing or lashing out. If your child is acting out due to anger, it is helpful to consider that anger itself is a normal and healthy feeling. However, the behaviors it can lead to can be harmful and inappropriate. Teaching your child strategies to de-escalate anger can help him learn to cope with his feelings and calm himself down in a proactive manner.
All behavior usually happens for one of three reasons:
The child wants something.
The child is trying to avoid something.
The child is trying to meet a sensory need, such as avoiding a noise or being touched.
The De-Escalation Kit has been created to assist in these situations and includes:
Relaxing Peaceful Playdough
3 Favor Flow Aromatic Sprays: Smudge Stick Spray and 2 other Favor Flow Sprays of Your Choice
De-escalation trifolds, cards, and literature
Calming Relaxation Music
Calming the Child Essential Oil
Meditation Coloring Book
Reinforcer Box (with toys and prizes)
Bottle of Bubbles
The De-Escalation Kit can be customized to fit every age level, grade level and need. Simply schedule a free consultation to promote positive attitudes, grounding, better behavior, a calm environment, banish negativity, and begin to recognize the trigger for the emotions or problem behaviors to restore learning in our educational learning systems.
The De-Escalation Kit contains several activities to choose from to de-escalate any problem behavior. It allows for the facilitator to introduce ways to teach children self-regulation skills and awareness to begin to take responsibility for their behaviors by learning alternative behaviors. The reinforcement components of the kit also allow for interest and buy-in to occur authentically, creating authentic interactions to effectively and efficiently fade problem behaviors if used with fidelity. Please contact me directly at 2InspirePeace@2InspirePeace.com for more information about future opportunities for individual or whole group training.