The mission of Chrysalis Schools is to create the opportunity for all students to have a valuable and self-supporting adult life.
We conduct value-based work:
We never give up – Once a student has enrolled at one of our schools, he or she is never asked to leave school. We believe that all our students have development potential.
Fortunately, our students are different – Therefore all education and treatment are individually organized. We challenge the students, but never longer than they can manage.
Our job is more than a job – from the beginning, and still today, Chrysalis Schools have been sustained by a group of enthusiastic employees dedicating their lives to make a difference for their students.
We have general principles about our work that are manifested throughout our schools:
About externalizing behaviors
At Chrysalis Schools, there are certain things that we will not accept from our students, regardless of their challenges with diagnoses and past experiences. We believe that we have a duty to students and their parents to step in and stop dangerous situations. Our intervention will always follow the rule of order guidelines provided by Folkeskolen.
We will intervene in the following cases:
If the student poses a risk to others – If the student poses a risk to other students or adults, the student will be stopped regardless of behavioral reason. We will always intervene with the greatest possible consideration for all parties involved.
In the event of violent destruction of equipment – Students who destroy high-value equipment or in a way that can become physically dangerous will be removed from the classroom after three oral warnings.
If the student is at self-harm risk – If the student poses a threat to self-e.g. causing self-harm, the student will be stopped with reference to the emergency provisions.
When we intervene, we will always intervene as gentle as possible, and within strictly defined limits. A so-called power use with retention will only be used as the last resort.
Withdrawal of Material – Students who carry substances or materials that pose a serious health risk to the student and or others will be deprived of the material.
Throughout our work, we try to be understanding, flexible and reflected in our understanding of externalizing behavior, and we work purposefully to reduce the number of cases of externalizing behavior so that we can avoid restrainment.