Scenario-Based Skills Training – De-escalation Scenarios
This module provides the opportunity for participants to practice their verbal de-escalation skills and receive constructive feedback.
It is recommended that this module be co-taught by an officer with experience in crisis response, a mental health professional, and an IDD professional from your community who is familiar with the content taught in the prior modules. People with behavioral health conditions and disabilities are also key participants – they can both coach and serve as role players in the scenarios.
Time: 540 minutes
Upon completing this module, participants should be able to:
Apply newly acquired skills in interactive role-play situations to solidify de-escalation techniques; and
Integrate verbal de-escalation skills and strategies with police department officer safety procedures.