Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Direct Care Training Resources

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Program Offerings

Devereux DCTR is a leading provider of training products and programs for direct care professionals.  These programs are designed for staff members working in a variety of settings, serving individuals of all ages and abilities who may engage in behaviors that are unsafe. Applying evidence-based methods and best practices, the programs utilize positive and preventive measures that increase safety and eliminate the use seclusion and restraint.

DCTR has provided training and consultation to thousands of professionals.  Its team of experts can examine and discuss with you your organizational practices and needs to determine suitable options and recommendations. The following programs are offered:

Safe & Positive Approaches® Curricular components include:

Part 1 - Staff Effectiveness Training:

Presents strategies to prevent and defuse crisis situations, methods of intervening using a non-physical approach, and an examination of staff behavior and its effect on individuals served.

Part 2 - Safety Techniques Training:

Presents safe and effective techniques that help to protect and minimize the risk of injury when someone is being physically threatened or harmed, and verbal intervention alone is not successful.

Part 3 - Personal Emergency Interventions Training:

Provides staff with safe and effective control procedures used as a last-resort in emergency crisis situations when less-restrictive options are neither effective nor appropriate.

The program also offers a supervisory training resource “The Supervision of Safe & Positive Approaches.”

In addition to Safe & Positive Approaches®, Direct Care Training Resources also certifies Trainers in Supportive Behavioral Supervision and Suicide Prevention (QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer).