Crisis Prevention and Management Plan

Crisis prevention begins with understanding underlying factors that might predispose people with IDD to experience distressing behavior. This tool helps primary care clinicians and family/support persons develop preventive and management strategies in crisis situations. It breaks down stages of escalation and recommends interventions for various crisis situations. A blank and completed sample Crisis Plan form, best filled in by an interdisciplinary team, will help to recognize a patient’s pattern of escalating behaviors and help identify responses that are usually effective for this patient to prevent, if possible, a behavioral crisis, or to manage it when it occurs.

Developed by the Behavioural and Mental Health Working Group of the Developmental Disabilities Primary Care Initiative (2011), chaired by Dr. Elspeth Bradley, Surrey Place, based on Nonviolent Crisis Intervention ®Training (NVCI) from Crisis Prevention Institute.

Download: Crisis Prevention and Management Plan

After you download and save the PDF file to your computer, it can (1) be printed and filled out by hand or (2) completed as a fillable PDF form on devices (e.g., laptop, iPad). See Using Fillable Forms in this Toolkit.

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