CS450 Assault Crisis Training

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Course Description

Fall Session 2 2022

October 17th - November 25th

Lectures Tuesdays and Thursdays 3-4pm





Jennifer Jensen



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In-Person at St. James Research Centre (SJRC) in Falkirk, Scotland

Online Distance Learning


The deadline to apply for this course in Fall Session 2 2022 is September 17th, 2021. 

​This course will equip you with the skills to respond to emotional and mental health crises in youth that escalate, causing the risk of harm to the child, caregiver, and/or others.​


Introduction to Assault Crisis Management


  • Introduction

  • What is a Crisis?

  • Definitions

  • The Purpose of Responding and Managing Crises Effectively


Types of Crises


  • Common Causes of Emotional and Mental Health Crises in Children

  • Mental Health Factors

  • Frameworks for Understanding Mental Health

  • Behavioural Responses


Identifying and Responding to Crises


  • Behaviours that Require Immediate Intervention

  • Warning Signs

  • What Do I Say, and How Do I Say It?

  • Providing Safe Options to Youth

  • Educating Youth About the Consequences of Harmful Actions


Manual Restraints


  • When to Use Manual Restraints

  • Manual Restraints That Can Be Used

  • Manual Restraints That Should Never Be Used

  • Methods for Using Manual Restraints


Monitoring Child Wellbeing


  • Day-to-Day Signs of Wellbeing

  • Monitoring Child Wellbeing and Stability During a Crisis

  • What to Look For

  • When to Implement a Secondary and/or Third Intervention

  • When to Ask for Support




  • Types of Follow-Up That Can Be Used

  • Finding Appropriate and Evidence-Based Therapies

  • Preventing Future Crises

  • Crisis Prevention Activities