Pre-Conference Workshop: De-Escalation Training

  • March 25, 2024
  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Holiday Inn Des Moines Airport, 6111 Fleur Dr, Des Moines, IA


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Must be an IEHA member in good standing.

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  • Select this registration option if you are not an Iowa Environmental Health Association Member.

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Public Health Conference of Iowa, Pre-Conference Workshop hosted by the Iowa Environmental Health Association (IEHA) 

March 25, 1:00pm - 5:00pm

De-Escalation Training

C3 De-escalation® targets a breakdown in the brain. Stress or anger– i.e., “losing it”– causes a physical short–circuit. Brain sections that handle self-restraint, reason and consequences essentially disconnect. This can result in outbursts of aggression, agitation, or reckless behavior.

We’ve all experienced this to some degree. However, someone with mental health or addiction issues is more vulnerable, often with worse consequences.


C3 provides three groups of techniques to help the brain calm down and stabilize:


Calm: Stress chemicals trigger the short-circuit. C3 provides ways to lower the stress chemicals, giving circuits a chance to re-connect.


Circuit: Since parts of the brain disconnected, C3 provides ways to cue disconnected parts and jump-start the circuit.


Connection: Typically, there's a lead time before the actual explosion. If we notice the signs and intervene wisely, we can stop the explosion before it happens. C3 shows how to connect the dots: spot the pattern, head off the eruption. 

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