Who We Are

The Illinois Crisis Prevention Network (ICPN) is the result of a collaborative relationship between The Hope Institute for Children & Families and Trinity Services, Inc. ICPN is designed to meet the behavioral and medical needs of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are experiencing significant behavioral and medical challenges.  These issues can affect the stability of the person’s residential environment, family members, care providers and their overall quality of life.  The ICPN consists of six statewide Support Service Teams who provide community-based support and consultation services to the person experiencing these challenges, as well as their family and or service providers.

Support Service Teams

Teams are made up of skilled clinicians consisting of:

  • Board Certified Behavior Analysts
  • Licensed Clinical Practical Counselor
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Registered Nurses
  • Professional Development Coordinator
  • Qualified Service Professionals
  • Psychologists
  • Behavior Specialists
  • Medical Consultant
  • Pharmacy Consultant

People referred to ICPN may be currently residing in a CILA, ICF-DD, skilled nursing facility, family home, children’s group home or child care center, psychiatric hospital or state operated developmental center. The Illinois Crisis Prevention Network strives to communicate with and bring all team members together to collaborate in the development and implementation of a clinically appropriate, person-centered plan. The ICPN also offers diverse learning opportunities to strengthen the clinical services provided to people with intellectual disabilities and mental illness in an effort to transition families and community providers from a crisis management.

Who is eligible for SST services?

All adults with a developmental disability qualify regardless of:

  • Medicaid or Waiver status
  • Community agency involvement
  • Residential setting
  • Hospitalization or incarceration

Children and adolescents with a developmental disability qualify only if they receive DDD funding:

  • Children’s Home and Community Based Services waiver
  • Children’s Residential Services waiver
  • Other DHS funded services considered

How to make a referral to SST:

  • Referrals are submitted by the service coordination agencies
  • Information needed includes a description of the problem behavior
  • Once a referral approved by DHS, the SST will schedule an intake meeting
  • Additional documentation needed could include ICAP, Behavior Plan, Data, Psychological Evaluation, Psychiatric Evaluation, Medical Documents, Medication List, Individual Service Plan.

Find out how to make a referral by clicking the link below: