Dealing with Challenging Students

 

Students aren’t the only ones getting an education to increase the probability that they will indeed achieve their life aspirations. Panther Protection Services is teaching educators the art of protecting students and themselves against violence and mayhem through their new seminar “Dealing with Challenging Students.” Unique to the personal protection seminar is training on behavioral triggers.

 

We teach professors and other campus personnel how to recognize behavioral patterns among themselves that can elicit threatening actions by a student.  Educators will learn to better avoid conflict and how to increase their control during dangerous disturbances.  “Situational awareness is the most powerful protection tool and people leave our seminar with that knowledge and much more.


Outbreaks of hostile student behavior and active shooter incidents are in-your-face reminders that educational institutions are a microcosm of the real world. While school administrators place high value on protecting students and their learning environments, Department of Justice statistics warn that an aging safety plan, coupled with lack of situational awareness training exposes an entire school site to unnecessary risks.  Security protocol that lacks updated best practices and fails to give realistic guidance to classroom instructors puts lives at higher risk. 

"Dealing with Challenging Students" also includes information on generational communication differences that can lead to dangerous conflicts.

It's time for the academicians to take notes on their iPads and learn non-defensive, safe interactions with students who present potential challenges not only to the learning environment but to the well being of others.  We are working with colleges to train employees on situational awareness and pre-incident indicators as a key component of safety protocol.  Professors who develop skills in quickly discerning the difference between signs of dangerously challenging behaviors and non-threatening distractions can promote an environment of learning and safety where students flourish.

 

We also understand that sometimes despite an educators best de-escalation attempts, some situations will unfortunately deteriorate and physical contact by a student occurs.  We teach educators how to minimize their chances of injury during a violent assault, whether it is a student against teacher or a student on student attack. “Dealing with Challenging Students” covers strategies especially applicable to school environments and shows those closest to the threat how to become their own first line of defense.  Our primary objective is teaching educators how to maintain calm in the face of anxiety.