De-Escalating Conflict
Uncategorized / June 6, 2018

Author: Peter Deeley The tragic news events of the last few years, whether shootings in schools or so called “disgruntled employee” (what ever that means) have made a distinct stain on our society. What immediately comes to mind after the investigations have been done is that no counseling interventions or any other options were used to prevent a tragic episode. There only seems to be two options open to authorities: nickel bracelets or nothing! There seems to be a large gap that is not covered when it comes to any interventions, between escalation and crisis. Very often, escalation is not serious enough for the authorities to intervene. Were they a danger to others? No! So any interventions during an escalation, at this point, is not required! As little as thirty minutes latter may be a different issue. Before any of this is cleared up a lot more dialogue will have to be exchanged and well-defined decisions made. Meanwhile, it has been left to the public, with no formal training, to deal with just these situations before there is a crisis; but if not well then we do our best during a crisis. When a Crisis Begins When an angry person…