This innovative course provides an adapted version of our Safety-Care curriculum, designed to provide parents, family members, and others with the skills and interventions needed to improve behavior and to prevent, minimize, and manage potentially dangerous incidents.
The Safety-Care for Families curriculum consists of four 2½ hour sessions. The first two are in larger lecture format and are intended for anyone who provides support in a home setting. The second two involve more physical skills and are trained in a smaller group for individualized instruction. Participants can be trained in as many of the sessions as are needed, but must be taken in order.
Any certified Safety-Care trainer can become a Safety-Care for Families trainer via a convenient online training. Find our training schedule and sign up for a SafetyCare for Families training at www.QBS.com.
Essential Skills Part 1
- Collaboration with Professionals
- Legal Issues and Responsibilities
- Understanding Challenging Behavior
- Supportive Environement
- Safe Environment
- Elbow Check
- Safety Habits
- Caregiver Behavior
- Therapeutic Use of Reinforcement
- Differential Reinforcement
Essential Skills Part 2
- Antecedents to Challenging Behavior
- Safety Stance
- Development of a Comprehensive Family Safety Plan
Advanced Skills Part 1
- Use of Behavioral Momentum to Improve Cooperation
- Protective Shuffle
- Shoulder Check
- Wrist Release
- Stripping a Grab
- Front Hair Pull Release
- Front Choke Release
- Bite Release
- Complex Grab Situation
Advanced Skills Part 2
- Safe Use of Physical Management
- 1-Person Stability Hold
- 2-Person Stability Hold
- Floor Drop Transition
- Forward Transport
The organization may choose to charge a fee for training or provide training at no cost. Regardless, the organization must pay certain fees to QBS when Safety-Care for Families training is done.
- There is a $4 fee for each certificate generated by QBS (specialist level 3 or 4) upon the completion of initial training or recertification training.
- If the organization charges the participants or any other party for Safety-Care for Families training, then 30% of the total fees collected by the organization (not including the certification fee noted above, which may be charged separately) is paid to QBS.