Right Response Elements+ (series)

The RIGHT RESPONSE Elements+ course is designed for staff who support individuals with identified behavioral challenges but minimal aggression risks, as well as those staff who have more opportunity or influence with those they support. Focus is on proactive strategies to manage the individual’s environment and provide positive behavior support to avoid the need for physical safety techniques.  Note: Basic Physical Safety Skills is not included in this course.

You will learn the cycle of risk management and response, which includes prevention strategies, de-escalation techniques and post-crisis follow-up.

Topics include:

  • Prevention, stress, and self-care
  • De-escalation process and postvention
  • Proactive environments
  • Effects of Trauma
  • Positive Behavior Support
  • Motivational Model for de-escalation
  • Re-stabilization
  • Postvention teaching
  • Cycle of reflecting

The RIGHT RESPONSE Elements+ Workshop combines a 3-hour self-paced online learning with a 6-hour instructor-led discussion and training. 

Audience Description: 

Webinar portions of this class are prioritized for Afterhours staff at this time, but daytime DCYF staff are welcome to begin taking the eLearning portion. See registration instructions.

Domestic Violence
Social Work Skills
Delivery Method: 
Training Level: 
Social Workers
Course Requires Coaching Session?: 
Registration Instructions: 

DCYF staff can register for RIGHT RESPONSE Elements+ (series) through the Washington State Learning Center (WSLC). For help with WSLC, please contact DCYF.LearningCenter@dcyf.wa.gov.

For Tribal staff members, this course is currently available by contacting the Alliance by email at AllianceSupport@uw.edu

For others, unfortunately this course is not available to community members at this time. Please continue to watch this course page for an update.

Special Instructions: 

Attendees must complete the self-paced eLearning prior to attending the instructor-led portion. Registrants of the webinar portion of the class who have not completed the eLearning or are unable to demonstrate completion will be asked to reschedule the instructor-led portion and will not be admitted. Certificate of Eligibility is not valid as Right Response certification. This course does not contain any training to physical skills and as such attendees will not be certified to those.

Classes Available


DCYF Staff Register Here
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  • Nov 17, 2021 8:30AM to 4:30PM

DCYF Staff Register Here
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  • Dec 10, 2021 8:30AM to 4:30PM