If your staff are still being trained to de-escalate and restrain or seclude kids, you're not preventing crises, you're not improving safety, and you're not providing trauma-informed care

The kids are really difficult and often have trauma histories. The last thing you’d want to do is re-traumatize the already-traumatized or teach your staff that watching for the “warning  signs” of escalation and de-escalating are their primary crisis prevention tools. De-escalation is a crisis management strategy. So why are millions of caregivers still being trained every year on how to de-escalate and restrain and/or seclude kids?

To truly reduce or completely eliminate the use of restraint and seclusion, staff need to know how to prevent crises. And true trauma-informed care consists of four important components: emotional and physical safety, collaboration and mutuality, trustworthiness and transparency, and empowerment and choice.  If you’re just managing crises, most of these ingredients will be missing.

The True Crisis Prevention program helps caregivers proactively identify and solve the problems that are causing kids to become escalated, and involves “expectation management” (taking a very close look at whether the expectations that are being placed on a kid are those they can actually reliably meet).

The free resources on this website can help you get started. When you’re ready to take the next step, contact True Crisis Prevention so we can discuss how to help you dramatically reduce or completely eliminate restraint and seclusion through implementation of the evidence-based  Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) model…without compromising anyone’s safety.

We’re eager to talk with you!

1. Your New Lenses Have Arrived

And they’re going to have you focusing on problems, not behavior

2. Timing Is Everything

You want to be early, but your training may be making you late

3. This is Going to Be Hard

But not that hard…and the only thing you have to lose is a lot of restraints, seclusions, and injuries

The resources on this website are provided free of charge by the non-profit Lives in the Balance.