2021-2022 Safety CareSection: SAFE20220006
“A training program for staff working with children, adolescents, or adults who may exhibit challenging or dangerous behavior. The focus is prevention, safety, and humane, supportive, evidence-based interventions.”
(Safety Care trainee manual, OBS, 1997-2016).
It is designed to be part of an interdisciplinary approach.
Safety Care Goals:
- *Create a positive, supportive physical and social environment.
*Teach functional alternatives to challenging behaviors.
*Prevent behavioral crises when possible.
*Manage crises safely.
*Minimize duration and intention of crisis.
*Decrease future likelihood of crises.
- Safety Care teaches conditions associated with challenging behavior, the ABC model, reinforcement, how behavior is maintained through reinforcement, and the behavior trap. Trainees will also learn incident prevention, incident minimization, physical safety, physical management, and post- incident procedures.