TACT2 program

Managing Adolescent Aggression

Therapeutic Aggression Control Techniques (TACT2) is a 3-day trauma-informed staff training program in behavior management, de-escalation, and crisis intervention. Since its inception in 1997, TACT2 has been used with over 72,000 staff in residential treatment, group homes, alternative schools, shelters, foster care, and many other settings.

Practical skills. Sound theory. Using dramatic stories, realistic  scenarios, and interactive exercises, TACT2 develops practical skills to effectively manage deliberate misbehavior, therapeutically de-escalate emotional crisis, and calmly handle dangerous situations.  Last updated in May 2019, the program is grounded in research on childhood trauma / Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), adolescent psychology, functional misbehavior, and social learning theory. It has been inspired by such leaders as Drs. William Glasser, Nicholas Long, Carl Rogers, and Sandra Bloom.


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