SafetyCare for Families is a training program for family members who support children, adolescents, or adults who may exhibit challenging or dangerous behavior. This innovative course is designed to provide parents, family members, and others with the skills and interventions needed to improve behavior and to prevent, minimize, and manage potentially dangerous incidents.
The focus in SafetyCare is on prevention, safety, and humane, supportive, evidence-based interventions. Participants will ONLY learn preventative measures to avoid crisis or manage crisis behaviors safely until emergency responders can arrive.
Overall Goals of Safety Management within Family Care
• Communicate respect and promote dignity
• Reverse the momentary escalation and intensity of crisis behaviors
• Teach and strengthen behaviors that are incompatible with crisis behaviors
• Safety and therapeutically manage crises without injury and trauma
• Terminate crises as quickly as possible
• reduce the future likelihood of behavior crises
• Restraint PREVENTION and ELIMINATION
Behavior Bridges offers educational and behavioral based services to individuals affected by autism and related developmental disabilities.
In 2022, Behavior Bridges was chosen by Pierce County to support Behavioral Health in the community through a new project, Preventing Behavioral Health Crises for Autism and Developmental Disabilities. This new programming, fully funded through 2023, aims to provide various social groups for all ages and preventative behavior health crisis training for caregivers to further provide access to services for our community. This program is funded by the Pierce County Behavioral Health Tax. Pierce County Behavioral Health Tax Pierce County Behavioral Health Tax