PCM Client Feedback & Testimonials

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"The (Palm Beach County) school district annually trains approximately 375 staff in initial PCM procedures and re-certifies approximately 450 staff. In my 16 years as a PCM instructor, which includes 15 years in my current position, no students or staff have been injured implementing PCM procedures. I am very familiar with other restraint procedures; in fact I was a certified trainer in others. I do not think that any other crisis management programs are as safe, effective, or implemented with the individual's dignity in mind. PCM is a complete crisis management system in which the verbal de-escalation is as important as any physical interventions. PCMA staff are always available via telephone and e-mail to answer any of our questions or to provide assistance...It is without hesitation that I would recommend Professional Crisis Management to any school district or institute that has exceptional students with various degrees of dangerous behaviors."

Pamela R. Tepsic
Director of Special Education



"This was an exceptional experience. The PCMA instructor trainer was thorough, precise, and captivating. I feel very prepared and very confident in implementing procedures. Two thumbs up! I would recommend PCMA to any organization who serves individuals with developmental disabilities and who display problem behaviors. PCM is the best program that I have experienced to serve the needs of our clients with dignity and respect."

Robin Meyers
Assistant Principal



"PCM has been great for our organization. The tools and skills that we have been taught greatly increased the level of care that we have been able to give to the children and families that we serve."

Dustin Groen
Support Supervisor



"For 35 years, I have served as a consulting behavior analyst for schools, residential programs and hospitals. In 1991, I began recommending Professional Crisis Management. Programs reported many fewer client and staff injuries. In my opinion, PCM provides the most effective and humane procedures for avoiding and stabilizing crisis situations."

Patrick McGreevy
Consulting Behavior Analyst/Ph.D./BCBA



"Our public school system provides instruction for 50,000 plus students. the Student Response Team provides consultation for up to 5% of that population, many of whom require crisis management and intervention. PCMA has trained staff from our school system for 12 years and as a result, there has been a dramatic reduction in crisis behaviors."

Angie Delloso
Student Response Team



"As a beginning teacher, I was working at a SED Center school and was trained as a Practitioner 2 in PCM. Knowing the personal safety techniques and prevention strategies enabled me to avoid being injured and to maintain calm in my classroom in the midst of a crisis."

Joanne Thornton
SEDNET Specialist



"Because of PCM, our school district was able to transition a particularly aggressive student back into public school from a residential facility."

Mark Diconsijlio
School Psychologist



"With PCM training, the school I ran for children with developmental disabilities (and propensities to engage in "crisis behaviors") had ZERO instances of complaints, serious injuries, or accidents for its two years of operation; as a result of the skills our staff was taught."

Chad Kinney
Co-instructor



"A small portion of the students at my school would have no other option with regard to education if we did not use PCM. Through regular teaching and Behavior Improvement Plans, in addition to being able to professionally respond to crisis behaviors, these individuals have an opportunity to continue their education."

Sean Tarrant
Behavior Analyst



"PCM strategies have made a huge impact on reducing the number of actual physical restraints in our facility. The continuum of least restrictive to most restrictive has been very effective in de-escalating our students prior to crisis."

Erin Stabnow
Education Coordinator