SAMA Behavior De-Escalation

The primary goal of the Satori method of behavior escalation is to prevent aggression from becoming physically harmful. The emphasis of the course focuses on verbal de-escalation in all interactions.

All staff at Texas NeuroRehab Center that interact with the children and adolescents are trained in Satori, and recertified every six months.

The primary principles of SAMA are:

  • >Personal Effects of Anger
  • Nature of Trust
  • Assisting Process (Five Phases to Assess Situation)
  • Protection of Self and Others
  • Containment Safety and Object Retrieval

Safety is the most important element in managing behaviors with SAMA.

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