Function-Based Behavior Support Planning
The SCM curriculum integrates behavior management theory with Function-Based Behavior Support Planning (F-BSP). Originally developed in the education field to provide teachers with behavior management direction for challenging students, the F-BSP approach is now being used in work with many populations in need of assistance. The SCM curriculum has long recognized the need to specifically address behavior motives, as well as, to prescriptively design ways to address behaviors. While generic interventions can be adequate for a large part of any population, there is substantial evidence to support a highly individualized behavior management approach for a smaller part of the population. These individuals who are responsible for a majority of the behavior incidents are the target of the Safe Crisis Management F-BSP process.
The process can be used at anytime for any individual in care; however, Safe Crisis Management suggests the process be required for individuals who engage in behaviors that are harmful to self or others. These are behavior incidents that require restrictive procedure interventions to ensure safety. Since the use of restrictive procedure interventions are always a "last resort", the F-BSP process is a perfect method by which less intrusive intervention choices can be designed. By determining the function of the individual's behavior and designing proactive and supportive tactics that are based on analysis, Safe Crisis management provides the difference that does not exist with other training models.