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Mental Health Crisis Response Training (for Children or Adolecents)


Preventing Trauma and Supporting Mental Health Recovery

A dynamic and interactive one day class on:

  • safety
  • preventing crisis
  • communication
  • de-escalation skills and strategies
  • eliminating or minimizing the trauma of a crisis

for professionals working with children and adolescents. 

  • Mental health overview
  • Understanding mental health crisis: self harm, substance abuse, domestic assault
  • Physical safety-for responder and person in crisis
  • Verbal and non-verbal de-escalation skills and techniques
  • State licensing requirements, reporting, confidentiality issues
  • Suicide prevention
  • The whole person in crisis


Realistic scenario based practical exercise training guided by a trained Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) coach and a professional actor to give class participants hands on experience with de-escalation skills in a mental health crisis response.

Barron County, WI, September 2012


  • School Resource Officers
  • Security Staff
  • School Administrators
  • Counselors
  • Teachers
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Campus Supervisors
  • Clinic Aids
  • Juvenile Probation Officers
  • Juvenile Corrections
  • Staff Residential Treatment
  • Staff Group Homes
  • Foster homes
  • Community members
  • Family members


  • Learn skills to promote a safe environment
  • Develop skills for de-escalation of volatile situations
  • Become a more effective professional
  • Provide an environment more conducive to learning
  • Model life skills that the child can take with them into every aspect of life
  • Enjoy your professional experience more
  • Reduce or eliminate the use of seclusion and restraints-reduce the trauma of crisis for child and promote recovery

8 hour class. $150 per student. Discounts available for large groups.

CEU's or Post credits available. Ask when signing up.


Register online here.

Contact Mark Anderson at (612) 801-8572 or  or fill out the form below if you want us to contact you about training or services.

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