LSCI is trauma-informed care in action! Alex Cameron, Director of Clinical Services, Pressley Ridge

Learn Skills to Verbally De-Escalate Students in Crisis

Did you know that the LSCI Institute now offers a 1-day Introductory Course? In this training, participants learn about the Conflict Cycle and how a thorough understanding of the dynamics of conflict can help adults turn problem situations into learning opportunities for young people. Here’s what Daniel Lavender, a Clinician from KidsPeace National Centers shared about LSCI 201: Introduction to LSCI:

Your comments about the Trainer(s):
Jess was a great Trainer for this 1 Day LSCI course. She presented the necessary material in an organized and informative manner. She was very attentive to the needs of all participants, making sure to review any questions at each juncture before progressing. I believe that this helped to ensure that all participants had a solid understanding of the LSCI concepts.

Describe the significant learnings you are taking away from this course:
I believe that the material presented in the LSCI course will mesh well with my prior knowledge of de-escalation techniques as well as psychotherapeutic methodologies (e.g., Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), etc.).

How do you see yourself using the information and skills you’ve attained?
As a social worker and social justice advocate, it is important for me to always preserve the dignity of any individual with whom I work. Therefore, the de-escalation information and skills acquired through this training will be particularly relevant and useful. I will always opt for verbal methods to help ease a client’s concerns, rather than physical interventions, which I believe should only be used when there is imminent danger to the client or to other people.

What, if anything, would you like to learn as a follow up to this course?
I would love to have the opportunity to take the rest of the LSCI courses.

Thanks, Daniel, for sharing your feedback!

To learn. more about LSCI 201 or to register your staff for this 1-day course, please visit our Training Info page or email