Safety-Care® Crisis Prevention Training

QBS Safety-Care trainers are BCBAs with decades of experience in clinical, training, and management roles, and in healthcare and educational settings. The training program uses behavioral technologies, including errorless teaching, feedback, and prompting.

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QBS Safety-Care: Redefining Crisis Prevention

Safety-Care is more than crisis management training; it provides the skills and competencies necessary to effectively prevent, minimize, and manage behavioral challenges with dignity, safety, and the possibility of change. Safety-Care delivers the tools you need to be safe when working with behaviorally challenging individuals using up-to-date and effective technologies from Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS). These strategies are appropriate for individuals experiencing developmental, neurologic, psychiatric, and other impairments, as well as individuals who have experienced psychological or sexual trauma. Safety-Care promotes a reinforcement-based approach to developing new skills, maintaining safety, and reducing or eliminating restrictive interventions such as restraint.

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Why Choose Safety-Care?

Program Benefits:

Cost-effective training for your staff by BCBAs with instructional procedures based on decades of evidence-based research & compatible with ABA, PBIS & reinforcement-based environments

Decreases in staff & patient injuries and reduction in restraint & seclusion time

Customizable program for your setting, staff & clientele, with a strong focus on prevention via non-intrusive, replacement behaviors

Small, intimate class sizes backed by unlimited support & resources by Master Trainers

Trainers taught to fluency, not competency –with extremely rigorous standards grounded in errorless teaching methodology

Staff can earn Continuing Education Credits

Staff Will Learn to:

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

How to Implement Safety-Care?

  • Register for a Safety-Care Trainer class or call us to request a closed session for your organization. We regularly conduct classes in all 50 states and Canada.
  • Complete your class to become a certified Safety-Care Trainer for your organization. We bring you to fluency using an errorless teaching methodology.
  • You train and certify your staff in Safety-Care’s effective techniques.
  • Our Master Trainers are available by phone, email, or video to help your organization with any questions or concerns while using or implementing Safety-Care.
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Quantifying 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


Active customer organizations


Active Safety-Care Trainers


Staff Certified Annually

Customize Your Safety-Care Program with Additional Modules

Safety-Care for Advanced Skills

For more severe behavioral challenges, we offer the Advanced Skills Module. This module provides an expanded toolbox of skills and strategies for those certified in the Safety-Care core curriculum. These include additional physical safety skills, team intervention, strategies for preventing and managing peer aggression, vehicle incidents, object management, transitions, and safe floor holds.
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Safety-Care for School-Aged Children

While the procedures in the core Safety-Care curriculum are applicable to working with individuals of any age, this module provides supplemental training specific to a younger population. It includes training in classroom and group management, plus additional procedures for physical intervention with small children who are behaving dangerously.
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Safety-Care for Families

Safety-Care for Families provides trainers with a customized version of the Safety-Care curriculum that can be taught to family members and others who provide in-home support. This module includes Safety-Care prevention and minimization strategies and the development of a Family Safety Plan.

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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.

Safety-Care is the Preferred Program

Interested in Learning More About Safety-Care?

Check out our resource library to see how Safety-Care stacks up. Safety-Care provides organizations with the behavioral skills training and techniques to reduce the number of restraints, injuries, and severity of incidents caused by behavioral challenges.

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