On February 17th, while the students stayed home, the staff arrived bright and early ready to become students for the day. Many of our staff learned about “Handle With Care” which is a program designed to help educators work with students when they are in a heightened state. The training was led by our own Jessica Haynes, Director of Special Services and Brianne Dohner, behavior specialist.
HANDLE WITH CARE IS DEDICATED TO THE REDUCTION OF VIOLENCE THROUGH:
- Tension reduction
- Staff use of preventative actions that result in a decrease in the need for the use of physical intervention
- The use of prompt skillful and appropriate intervention when physical restraint is necessary, in order to minimize injuries to children and staff
- Creating a universal perception of physical and psychological safety