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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health and Safety Guide

ASERT has compiled resources for those with autism and those who care for people with autism relating to the current COVID-19 outbreak.

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Crisis De-escalation: Keep Calm and Carry On

This training focuses on many factors related to providing assistance and utilizing essential skills in helping individuals de-escalate from a crisis situation. All human beings have at one time or another made a choice while thinking with their emotions. When these emotions are negative emotions, this may often lead to a crisis situation. Defining a crisis situation and being able to recognize a crisis before, during, and after will be an imperative skill for persons working in the human services field. The facilitator will utilize a perspective closely related to behavioral supports within the field of working with individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities, as well as mental health issues (dual diagnosis). The training will hone in on antecedent, behavioral, and consequence strategies, on potential causes of crises, and much more.

Wess Bush is a trainer with New Leaf Supports. He has a Master’s degree in Psychology and has worked for more than 15 years in the mental health field.

Vance Farrell is a trainer with New Leaf Supports and has a Bachelor’s degree in Forensic Psychology. He has worked in the mental health field for 9 years and is a Certified Peer Specialist Supervisor.

Upcoming Dates

  • Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 3:00 - 4:30 pm