Crisis Intervention and De-Escalation for Housing Providers (Akron 11.4.201...

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Summit County Public Health

1867 West Market Street

Summit Auditorium

Akron, Ohio 44313

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Residential Facility Class 2 (Adult Care Facilities) staff members and other housing providers who treat individuals suffering from mental illness in out of home facilities require skills that bring calm while managing mental health crises and aggressive behaviors while maintaining a safe treatment environment. This requires knowledge of best practices in crisis management with knowledge of legal and state mandated resources .

This training focuses on creating a safe environment and providing for an understanding of risk behaviors, behavioral escalation, and trauma and violence prevention. A “core strategy” approach which centers on proactive de-escalation, data driven, and client centered interventions, debriefing and crisis/safety planning.


Understand the core strategies of creating a “violence free/coercion free” environment

Understand the emotional and mental illness factors that can lend themselves to a crisis

Understand proactive interventions to a crisis

Understand de-escalation and debriefing and the creation of crisis plans

Understand the impact of suicide behavior and the factors that contribute to it

Increase awareness of Ohio MH law and knowledge of resources


Discuss what mental health crisis entails

Discuss/review trauma and mental illness symptoms which may lead to a crisis

Discuss antecedent interventions, behavioral interventions, problem solving skills and recovery interventions

Discuss aspects of suicide prevention and safety planning

Discuss empowerment and engagement principles

Target Audience: Residential Facility Class 2 Providers, Recovery Housisng Providers, Permanent Supported Housing Providers.

Certificate of Attendance will be given or mailed at the end of the training.

Date/Time: November 4, 2019 from 8:30 AM - 4:00PM. Registration begins at 8:45AM.

Location: Summit County Public Health 1867 West Market Street Akron, OH 44313

Conference Room: Summit Auditorium

Parking: There is no charge for parking.

Lunch: On Your Own

Registration Fee: Free

Please note that space is limited so you must register to attend. Please reigster only once. Duplicate registrations will be deleted.

All seating is on a first-come, first serve basis until the maximum capacity is reached.

Deadline to Register: November 1, 2019 (9:00AM).


Please contact Sue Tafrate at OhioMHAS ( or 614.466.9955)

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