Teaching Trauma and Conflict Prevention in the Classroom

According to the HSE, the sensible approach to managing school health and safety best practices is to manage real risks. Safety management must not take up unnecessary time or become a bureaucratic exercise.

Instead, a safety training session should become a natural part of the elementary, middle, high school, and/or special education students already established leadership, focused on minimizing potential risks and maximizing learning opportunities.

Sensible safety management happens when:

  • The staff understands the school’s Trauma Health & Safety protocols.
  • Staff members have clear roles and responsibilities in place if an actual 
  • conflict occurs and safety management is required.
  • Paperwork is kept to a minimum. The idea is only to identify significant potential trauma and risks and implement the necessary controls therein.

Following those steps towards sensible safety management makes a classroom function more effectively. But what are some of the hazards currently affecting schools?

Classroom Areas that May Require Safety Management

There may be many potential health and safety risks in the classroom. You can avoid trauma and conflict if certain factors in the school are addressed, for instance:

  • The size of the class;
  • The behavior of students;
  • Limitations of classroom space and layout; and
  • Potentially dangerous equipment.

All of these sources have the potential to threaten the safety of students and teachers. However, understanding the potential risks when dealing with conflict and trauma may be the most important to note. Your school will need a proper assessment to determine if you need a safety training session for these conditions.

What Is Involved in School Trauma-Informed Training?

The Mandt System equips your trainers with the concepts necessary to de-escalate conflict and deal with trauma in your unique education setting. Here are three reasons why it may help—and be of utmost benefit—in a school setting: 

#1. Easy Implementation of the Program

The Mandt System takes your current practices and develops them further. Our program is easy to implement, playing off of logical core principles present in your school. Teachers and staff will obtain confidence through consistent use. We make it simple and easy to do.

#2. We Work with Your Schedule

Juggling schedules for staff and teachers to implement a program is no small task. Our train-the-trainer approach works with your schedule. We offer flexible delivery of our program throughout the school year to your individual trainers. You can then choose the dates and time slots that work best for your teachers and staff, and your certified trainers can pass on their knowledge. Our goal is to accommodate you.

#3. Our Core Principles

The Mandt System’s trauma and conflict de-escalation training program is built on five fundamental principles, which inform your day-to-day safety management:

  • Remain calm.
  • Be consistent.
  • Make the routines sustainable.
  • Practice scripted interventions focusing on the best conduct.
  • Use restorative approaches.

How Our Trauma and Conflict De-Escalation Training Works

Research is the backbone of any new program. We will research what your school needs, and base a program on those needs accordingly. Throughout the training, we are also here to answer any of your questions or concerns. Our trained staff will set your mind at ease and help you every step of the way.

Once you are satisfied and ready to enroll in our program, it’s an easy online process. Your instructors can simply search for nearby in-person classes, and sign up for the one that works best. We also offer eLearning options for instructors to use with their staff to reduce training time. If your educational organization is looking to train a group of instructors, contact us to learn more about onsite training options.

Take these simple steps to register for our essential school safety program:

#1. Register

Easily register for a qualified class instructor near you, or call us to schedule a safety training course for your group of selected staff members.

#2. Training

Your staff and teachers will receive training in areas of crisis, conflict, and trauma de-escalation and intervention. You choose a key member of your team to be trained. Once fully trained, they become certified to train others in your school. The certified Mandt instructor will continue to receive updated material and ongoing consultation to keep their skills current.

#3. Your Instructor Starts Training Others in Your School

As a certified instructor, you can now train your staff. By combining the policies of your school and our proven practices, we ensure that your training—and the training of your staff—are consistent throughout the entire organization.

Keep Your School Safe

Education and schools play a vital role in society. Working with professionals to deliver excellent school occupational safety programs that focus on trauma-informed training helps make schools an even safer environment for learning. Your educational setting should be a place where everyone can say “With these people, and in this place, I feel safe™.”

It’s essential for school staff and teachers to get trauma-informed and physical restraint training in schools. Everyone should have the opportunity to make the most out of their educational experience. Part of this is being equipped to avoid potential physical or emotional risks. In our safety training program, The Mandt System’s team of safety professionals has developed a unique approach to dealing with school safety issues.

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