Quality Behavioral Solutions to Complex Behavior Challenges™
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Safety-Care®

Safety-Care® Behavioral Safety Training program provides the skills and competencies necessary to effectively prevent, minimize, and manage behavioral challenges with dignity, safety, and the possibility of change.  Safety-Care provides 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), the Safety-Care program will provide your staff with strategies for preventing and managing behavioral challenges, and teaching replacement behaviors.  These strategies are appropriate for individuals experiencing developmental, neurologic, psychiatric, and other impairments. Safety-Care promotes a positive reinforcement based approach, and the development of new skills, resulting in fewer restraints.

 

We can help you:

  • Understand how and why crisis events happen, and how we may inadvertently contribute to them.
  • Prevent crises using a variety of supportive interaction strategies.
  • Apply simple, evidence-based de-escalation strategies.
  • Respond appropriately and safely to dangerous behavior.
  • Prevent the need for restraint.
  • Intervene after a crisis to reduce the chance for reoccurence.

Core Principles of Safety-Care

  • Respectful, humane, non-coercive interventions.
  • Emphasis on prevention over management.
  • Consistent standards that reduce risk.
  • Evidence-based procedures as the basis of intervention.
  • Positive reinforcement is embedded throughout the course.
  • Staff learn a series of interventions that can be flexibly adapted to a variety of circumstances.
  • Physical procedures are designed to be simple, effective, safe, and have minimal abuse potential.
  • Restraint must be used only when there are no other safe options and must end as quickly as possible.
 

To learn more about who you should send to training, click here.

Safety Care Teaches:

Incident Prevention

Incident Minimization

Incident Management and Physical Safety

Role Plays

Safety Care Features:

Built on ABA / PBIS Foundation

Adaptable to the Individuals functional level

Teaches replacement behaviors

Cost Effective, Flexible and Customizable

Beyond the Core Curriculum with Safety-Care Next Step Modules

Safety-Care has been used in many different settings, with individuals presenting with many conditions and behavior problems, with ages ranging from children to older adults. Beyond the Safety-Care core curriculum, advanced skills modules allow the course to be expanded to meet the specific needs of an organization. Advanced modules are available in the form of direct training by QBS Master Trainers or through the certification of Trainers to teach the additional material. Each module requires a half day for trainer training or 2–2 ½ hours for specialist training.

School Age 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, and additional procedures for physical intervention with small children who are behaving dangerously.

​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 may provide in-home support. It includes Safety-Care prevention and minimization strategies, and the development of a Family Safety Plan..

Advanced Skills Module: For more severe challenges, we offer the Advanced Skills Module. This module provides an expanded toolbox of skills and strategies for those already certified in the Safety-Care® Core Curriculum. It includes physical safety skills, team intervention, strategies for prevention and management of peer aggression, vehicle incidents, object management, transitions, and floor holds.

Note: If this option is chosen, please contact us at least two weeks in advance to make arrangements to have the necessary equipment available for training.

Settings
  • Residential programs
  • Psychiatric hospitals
  • Special education classrooms
  • General education classrooms
  • Psychiatric nursing centers
  • Day treatment programs
  • Psychiatric club houses
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • Group homes
  • Foster care providers
  • Vocational programs
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • And more
Conditions
  • Autism
  • Conduct disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Intellectual disability
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Learning disabilities
  • Asperger’s disorder
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Communication deficits
  • And more
Challenging Behaviors
  • Physical aggression
  • Self-injury
  • Verbal aggression
  • Uncooperativeness
  • Hyperactivity
  • Suicidality
  • Elopement
  • Tantrums
  • Sexual aggression
  • Intimidation
  • Use of weapons
  • Bullying
  • Property destruction
  • Fighting
  • And more
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