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Safety planning tools

HCP tools

The HCP Tools consist of three primary components for use by children, families, and young adults. They can be used separately or in some combination that is useful to the person/family. 

Safety plan 

This is an in-community, in-the-moment tool used by children, young adults, or parents to reduce or manage worsening symptoms, promote wanted behaviours, prevent or reduce the risk of harm or diffuse dangerous situations. Download the Safety Plan template

Advance Communication tool

provides a method for persons or parents/guardians to communicate in advance and in writing to potential future providers of crisis support or intervention. Download the Advance Communication Tool template

Plan supplement

These are pre-formatted supplemental sheets that persons/families may find useful in organizing and efficiently communicating information that is commonly sought by treatment providers. Youth and/or parent(s)/guardian(s), choose to complete any or all of the sections, and add any or all of the sheets to their Safety Plan or Advance Communication. Download the Plan Supplement template

Holistic crisis planning for children, youth and families: A companion guide for providers

The guide an introduction to person-centred and family-centred planning, an overview of the tools and detailed instructions for completing them and tips for engaging children, youth and families in safety planning.

Download the guide

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