Statistical data on COVID-19 reveals disproportional and devastating effects on racial and ethnic minorities, exposing the racial injustices of the American system. The murder of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and countless other individuals further expose this history of injustice.
Moreover, presidential orders and tweets related to the protests and police engagement continue to expose the persistence of injustice. The injustice is devaluing Black lives. The injustice is devaluing human life; because not until Black lives matter, do any lives matter. We cannot live with dignity if we support a system that challenges any single human’s dignity.
We cannot live with dignity if we support a system that challenges any single human’s dignity.
At QBS we often create a systems-level cultural change for human service organizations. Through our Safety-Care curriculum, we work with organizational cultures that may fall prey to coercion, abuse, and inappropriate use of physical force. We transform them into organizations that can effectively prevent, minimize, and manage challenging and sometimes very dangerous behavior, safely and humanely.
We teach our trainees how to understand challenging behavior. We do this by discussing the varying biological conditions, learning histories, and cultural programming that may be affecting the behavior of an individual. Then, we show the science behind effective and lasting behavior change and how behaviors like coercion are not safe or effective in managing challenging behavior. We also review the behavioral expressions of communicating respect and promoting dignity that leads to effective prevention and enhances de-escalation.
This only describes a small part of our entire three-day training and our team works tirelessly to deliver the best training on crisis management. We do this because it is the most succinct and practical way to manage challenging behavior; a succinct and practical system to manage any challenging behavior requires empathy, compassion, and effective evidence-based interventions.
QBS is devoted to helping communities find quality behavioral solutions to complex behavior challenges. As such, we will be reaching out to police departments and related organizations to inspire organizational change that benefits the entire community through equitable crisis response.
Please use the template provided below to promote the use of humane behavioral safety training to your local police department.
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We Are Here to Help!
In the wake of both peaceful and violent protests, and the events leading up to them, it is clear there is an unmet need in our communities. QBS has long been a leader in Crisis Prevention. We train in a variety of settings including Schools, Group Homes, Hospitals, Nursing Centers, and to First Responders. Our core curriculum, Safety-Care, is focused on training de-escalation strategies. We seek to replace unwanted behavior with acceptable behavior through verbal prompts and using physical holds as a last resort. Our ultimate goal is to provide tools to those working in challenging settings to keep them and those with whom they interact safe and calm. Please contact us to find out more about how QBS can partner with you in helping your community and those you serve. www.QBS.com or 1-855-727- 6246.
Authors: Fatima Zaidi and Makeita Laurent