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5 Easy Tips for Effective Limit Setting

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A key component of Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® implementation is effectively setting limits to decelerate risk behavior and defuse a potential crisis. This concept is about more than just preventing a major crisis; it’s also a way of identifying positive, constructive solutions to life’s everyday challenges—so whether you’re a health care worker trying to calm a patient, or a teacher who needs your student to behave in the classroom, these tips will help you redirect verbal escalation into a positive resolution.
In her insightful and engaging presentation on How to Avoid Power Struggles, CPI’s Pam Sikorski observes that, “Good limit setting is really an art, not a science. So regardless of how many years we’ve been working in our fields of practice, there’s always room for growth and digging deeper with your staff on the topic of limit setting.” We couldn’t agree more! 

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