Contact Person: Florence Bosch
The goal of PreK-12 Behavior Crisis Resource program is to increase the success of students with low-incidence disabilities receiving instruction in general and special education settings by building the capacity of school-based staff to manage significant behavioral challenges. Pre K-12 Behavior Crisis Resource staff members provide:
- Classroom crisis intervention support for special student populations, specifically students with autism, intellectual disabilities and physical disabilities, who are exhibiting extremely challenging behaviors.
- Central and school-based professional development on topics related to behavior management and behavior crisis intervention.
- Resource support to cluster, school and departmental staff, and parents.
Program Staff: The PreK-12 Behavior Crisis Resource program is managed by the PreK-12 Behavior Crisis Specialist under the direct supervision of the PreK-12 Applied Behavior Analysis Manager. These programs are part of the PreK-12 Adapted Curriculum program in the Office of Special Education Instruction (OSEI).
Central Instructional Assistants: Through this program, OSEI can provide limited support to schools in the event of a student’s behavioral crisis. Temporary placement of specially trained Central Instructional Assistants (CIA) may be considered when a student has a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) that requires intensive intervention on a temporary basis in order to re-gain behavioral stability. The goal of the CIA is to provide support to the classroom until the student is able to access the instructional setting within the typical classroom staff ratio.
Crisis Intervention Management Systems: Pre-K-12 Crisis Resource staff provides crisis management training in both Professional Crisis Management ® (PCM) and Mandt System® in collaboration with Behavior Intervention Services staff. PCM is an advanced, behavioral, competency-based, crisis management system, structured to ensure successful prevention and intervention with maximum safety, increased dignity and maximum effectiveness. The Mandt System® is a systematic training program that builds on skill development through a system of gradual and graded alternatives for de-escalating and assisting students, using a combination of interpersonal communication skills, conflict resolution strategies and physical interaction techniques.
Budget: The PreK-12 Behavior Crisis Resource program is budgeted out of the PreK-12 Applied Behavior Analysis program budget.