Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Direct Care Training Resources

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Safe & Positive Approaches

Program Overview

Safe and Positive Approaches® for Preventing and Responding to Crisis is a comprehensive crisis prevention/intervention program designed to promote staff knowledge and competence in preventing, defusing and managing crisis situations. Reflecting current trends and best practices, Safe & Positive Approaches® provides a continuum of intervention built upon a least‐restrictive philosophical approach. Its strong focus on positive and preventive measures aims to reduce and eliminate the use of seclusion and restraint. The Safe and Positive Approaches® curricular components include (click on the links below to learn more about each component): 

The program also includes a supplemental supervisory training component entitled The Supervision of Safe & Positive Approaches. The Safe & Positive Approaches® program has been developed by Devereux and is trained and utilized throughout Devereux’s national treatment network as well as in more than 100 other behavioral healthcare organizations, school districts and human service settings.

For additional information, please contact:

Alyse Hagerty
Coordinator of Direct Care Training Resources
444 Devereux Drive
Villanova, PA 19085