About QBS

For nearly 20 years, QBS has been providing evidence-based training to residential, treatment, educational, and healthcare organizations, helping their staff become more skilled, creative, and effective at responding to challenging behavior.

Building Expertise and Capacity in the Organizations We Serve

Since 1997, the mission of QBS has been to provide quality behavioral solutions to complex behavior challenges through evidence-based training and consulting services. Using an applied behavioral analytic foundation, QBS is committed to providing customers with competency-based training frameworks, resulting in positive outcomes.

As an employer of over 20 Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs), QBS is proud to have its roots in ABA, and we continue to engage with the community and our customers to ensure our curriculum incorporates the latest research and developments.

Safety-Care was originally developed by QBS 20 years ago with a strong foundation in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) principles. Over the last two decades, the program has been adopted widely across the US making it one of the largest and fastest-growing crisis prevention programs in the world.

The field of ABA has also grown rapidly during the same timeframe as its rigorous, evidence-based approach has become more widely recognized and embraced across education, healthcare, human services, and a wide range of other settings.

Our Guiding Principles are Founded in Research

QBS’s behavioral training provides organizations with evidence-based crisis prevention and de-escalation techniques. We teach all trainers not just to competency, but to fluency to ensure organizations, students, patients, and staff remain safe in implementing behavioral skills training.

Our Quality Behavioral Solutions® portfolio of training courses and consulting services are focused on behavioral competency, safety, and crisis prevention. These solutions include behavioral competencies and risk prevention through improved processes for client safety and crisis prevention in the fields of education, healthcare, and human services.

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Why Choose QBS?

Increased Safety for Everyone

Safety-Care teaches staff a wide range of verbal and physical prevention strategies (what to be aware of, how to approach a person, how to stand, how to sit, what to say, how to say it, how to support other staff, etc.). The preventative focus is designed to be an active part of an organization’s restraint prevention and elimination initiative. Our goal is to help you prevent crises so you don’t have to manage them. If there is a crisis, we provide safe and effective tools for management, too.
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Evidence-Based Curriculum

Safety-Care training incorporates the latest research, most current regulatory practices, and extensive practical experience in modern educational, psychiatric, and healthcare settings. Course material is updated regularly in response to the latest developments in behavioral safety interventions.
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Reduced Frequency & Severity of Incidents

Safety-Care is a different kind of crisis prevention and management program. Instead of focusing on coercion, limit setting, and other power struggle tactics, Safety-Care uses a more humane, person-centered, and effective approach. Your staff will learn how to prevent behavioral challenges and respond to them if necessary, reducing the frequency of incidents.
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Flexible & Cost-Effective

Safety-Care provides excellent value and is one of the most cost-effective available. Digital copies of curriculum materials for teaching the course are included in the cost of instructor training. Additionally, QBS can help you tailor the curriculum to meet your organization’s needs, adjusting which parts of the course are required by which staff.
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With Safety-Care Training, We Help You:

  • Understand How & Why Crisis Events Happen
  • Reduce the Frequency of Crisis Events with Simple & Effective Strategies
  • Respond Appropriately & Safely to Dangerous Behavior
  • Effectively Support Individuals Who Have Experienced Psychological or Sexual Trauma
  • Prevent or Reduce the Use of Restraint
  • Intervene After a Crisis to Reduce the Chance for Recurrence
  • Apply Evidence-Based, Trauma-Informed Care-Compatible Reinforcement & De-Escalation Techniques

Measuring Safety-Care’s Impact

Measuring Safety-Care’s Impact


decrease in hours spent in seclusion

Based on real customer case studies; actual results may vary


decrease in hours spent in restraint

Based on real customer case studies; actual results may vary


decrease in staff-related injuries

Based on real customer case studies; actual results may vary

What Our Customers Are Saying

Maine School Administrative District 6 has had a very positive experience with the Safety-Care program offered by QBS. QBS trained all of our Special Education staff in Safety-Care, replacing the previous program that had some good points but did not overall meet our needs. We were so pleased with Safety-Care that we took the additional step of having QBS train several of our staff as trainers. Thanks for developing such a great safety training course!

Jennifer Donlon

Co-Director of Special Education, Bonny Eagle School District.

Safety-Care is one of the most useful training programs in which my facilities have ever participated… a necessity working with today’s long-term care residents.

Elizabeth Wigder

Vice President/Clinical Services from Ballantrae Healthcare Corporation

Our facility houses over 200 adults with intellectual and other disabilities; many of these individuals are also diagnosed with mental illness, seizure disorders, and serious medical issues. We have used a variety of crisis management systems over the years until June of 2008 when Safety-Care was implemented with our entire staff of over 1000. Since that time we have seen a sharp decrease in the number of restraints from an average above 30 per month to an average of 6 per month. An essential contributing factor to this decrease was embracing Safety-Care as our crisis management system.

David D. Lanier, Ph.D.

Interim Psychology Director, Bluegrass Oakwood

I am so excited to share that we just completed our first Safety-Care Behavioral training class in our district. I knew that QBS’s program was high-quality when I was in the process of earning my certification to become a district trainer, but now after conducting this first training, I feel confident to say that even more!

Catherine Giles

Principal, Reading Public Schools

Beyond being extremely compatible with our applied behavior analytic approach to treatment, Safety-Care truly does provide the first evidence-based prevention and de-escalation system I’ve seen in a crisis prevention course.

Dr. Terry Page

Clinical Director, Advoserv Inc.

Interested in Switching to Safety-Care?

Read the 12 reasons to adopt Safety-Care Crisis Prevention Training

Let’s Connect

Interested in learning more about our evidence-based, behavioral safety and crisis prevention training programs?

We’d love to learn about your organization’s unique challenges and needs. Simply fill out the form with your information, and a member of our team will be in touch.