The Aegis System™ is a nationally recognized clinical crisis intervention training model that has created a new standard in safety and best practice. Aegis solutions are composed of tertiary strategies that best prevent, de-escalate, and mitigate the process of crisis escalation. Aegis is proven to make a positive impact across a wide spectrum of human service organizations and holds an unprecedented safety record. Each trained professional becomes a personification of the word Aegis. The choice to integrate the system is a strong primary action taken to prevent the occurrence of workplace violence. Aegis works with various human service organizations, all with focus and commitment to mental/behavioral health.
The clear focus of the Aegis System™ is on non-physical de-escalation techniques that prevent the need for physical intervention. Aegis is committed to making a positive impact in this regard. This positive impact is measured by decreasing incidents of (benevolent) restraint, greater staff retention, minimization of complications from crisis and better mitigating consequences of crisis (lowering the associated human and financial cost).
The Aegis System™ makes this positive impact by encouraging prevention, promoting early intervention and providing solutions to crisis that are also relevant on a day-to-day basis. The Aegis System™ utilizes evidence-based practices, researched findings, and fills gaps with expert consensus. Each aspect of The Aegis System™ has also been placed through an experiential filter by professionals with considerable experience in crisis intervention.
While a positive impact is multiply determined, a simple concept rises to the top: De-escalation is everybody’s job. Regardless of a person’s role within the organization, attempting de-escalation (when safe to do so) is their job. Aegis training is used as a platform to empower staff with de-escalation and inspire their confidence in crisis intervention. Spreading this consistency across an organization is how a positive impact is achieved. Aegis weaves this common thread throughout the organization from the top down and bottom up.