Assisting a person with developmental disabilities who experiences the emotional and mental disequilibrium that leads to a crisis can be difficult but is a key area of support to impact the quality of the person’s life. Understanding the environmental and psychological causes of crises is necessary before being able to successfully assist a person to reduce the frequency, intensity, and duration of crises. In this course you will develop skill in utilizing appropriate techniques that can be used to intervene in a crisis. Developed and written by the DSPATHS Credentialing Program, this training provides you with an overview of managing crisis situations and teaching coping skills to people you support. This course will guide you in an investigation of the phases of a crisis process. You will explore crisis prevention by identifying situations in the environment that can evolve into a crisis and the strategies which might be employed in these situations to prevent or lessen the impact of a crisis. You will also investigate post-event teaching strategies that may be employed to support people after a crisis as well as help to prevent future crises. This course is written for direct support professionals and frontline supervisors who support people with disabilities.