Alternative to Suspension / Expulsion (K-12)

Crisis Intervention Behavioral Stabilization (CIBS)

The Menta Crisis Intervention Behavioral Stabilization Program (CIBS) provides an immediate response to a student behavioral crisis that cannot be addressed with the resources available in the student’s current educational setting. This short-term intervention provides the student with an opportunity to continue his or her education in a structured learning environment when removal from his or her school is necessary. Structured programming facilitates the student’s continued academic progress and addresses the behaviors that led to his or her removal from school.

  • The CIBS programming is available for students in kindergarten through age 21.
  • Programs can be tailored to meet the needs of the school district and the individual student.
  • Placement can range from one day to several months.

The Menta Group educational and clinical staff members work closely with school districts to ensure that students are prepared to positively reintegrate into their home schools when their CIBS placement is completed.

  • School districts provide instructional materials for students to complete during their CIBS placement.
  • The Menta Group educational and clinical staff members provide structure, instructional assistance, and therapeutic and crisis intervention.
  • The Menta Group transports all students unless other arrangements are made. Twenty-four hour notice is required to initiate transportation.
  • Lunch may be provided or students may bring their own lunch.
  • Students in the CIBS program participate in a full educational program. All students participating in the CIBS program are required to comply with all guidelines and rules specific to Menta schools.

Crisis prevention and intervention procedures in the CIBS program include, but are not limited to:

  • Individual therapeutic consultation with the student
  • Verbal de-escalation
  • Physical management

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The Menta Group has programs in Illinois and Arizona.