Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Direct Care Training Resources

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Program Overview

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®

A comprehensive crisis prevention/intervention program designed to promote staff knowledge and competence in preventing, defusing and managing crisis situations.


Modularized training options that provide trainer-candidates with the skills, knowledge and resources they need to effectively deliver Safe & Positive Approaches® training to their organization’s staff.

The Supervision of Safe & Positive Approaches

A supplemental resource for lead staff, first-line supervisors, trainers, nurses and clinicians, designed to promote staff’s use, mastery and retention of trained concepts and skills.

Supportive Behavioral Supervision of Direct Care Staff

An evidence-based performance improvement model for the training and supervision of first-line staff (based on the principles of performance management), and the tools and strategies with which the model is implemented. 

Suicide Prevention and Intervention

A training program developed by the QPR Institute that raises awareness and teaches three basic intervention steps for suicide prevention: question, persuade and refer.