What is Crisis Prevention?

Crisis Prevention is designed to provide district staff with training in identifying the underlying causes of the student behaviors. The training centers on prevention and de-escalation techniques and other alternatives to restraint and seclusion, as well as:

  • Evaluating risk of harm.
  • Monitoring for signs of distress.
  • Documenting incidents.
  • Safe, less-restrictive physical interventions to be used only as a last resort.

Crisis Prevention provides strategies and techniques for all levels of educational professionals, from district administrators through classroom staff.

These strategies focus on the Care, Welfare, Safety, and SecuritySM of all students and staff with evidence-based, trauma-informed behavior management and crisis prevention approaches.

  • Prevent challenging behaviors
  • Increase staff retention
  • Strengthen student outcomes
  • Intervene or de‑escalate risk behaviors

The role of Crisis Prevention in CRCSD schools

District staff utilizes decision-making skills to match the level of the response to the risk of the crisis, focusing on the least-restrictive response to ensure the Care, Welfare, Safety, and Security℠ of all learners. This includes recognizing the stages of an escalating crisis and learning evidence-based techniques to appropriately de-escalate.

Crisis Teams at each school

This information is provided per an agreement of CRCSD schools and the Department of Justice