Critical Intervention Specialists or CIS are highly trained staff members that respond to critical situations through intensive intervention on-site or via phone. CIS are equipped to respond to critical situations and provide on-going support over the duration of the crisis to stabilize the client in the immediate and long term.
Our CIS team works with the client’s facility, staff, family and other individuals from the client’s support circle to ensure that they possess the necessary skills to effectively manage future crisis situations. We provide immediate crisis support and also teach how to prevent or manage antecedents that may lead to a crisis. In addition to immediate crisis response, CIS provide weekly in-person support to clients by implementing interventions, assessing future supports, and collaborating with existing supports.
CIS are field-based in the sense that they support the client in their own environment with their natural supports.