This year, we will be hosting Session 1 of our CPI Nonviolent Crisis Intervention & Verbal De-escalation training* in a hybrid format. Participants will be required to complete an online module created by CPI before attending the virtual classroom portion of this PD. Participation in both are required for Blue Card certification. Through training in CPI’s Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI), participants will develop prevention strategies for safely defusing anxious, hostile, or unsafe behavior at the earliest possible stage. Participants will learn how behavior escalates and how to respond appropriately and use the Verbal De-escalation Continuum to address and de-escalate behaviors.
This updated course integrates the PBIS framework and demonstrates the connections between NCI’s program and positive behavior support systems in your school. By utilizing discussions, role-plays and activities, attendees will leave the workshop with certification in verbal de-escalation by the Crisis Prevention Institute and strategies to support students and staff in moments of crisis. This course is completely virtual and does not include the physical components of NCI. Participants must attend CPI NCI Session 2 in order to add physical disengagement and restrictive strategies to their certification.
By attending this session, attendees will leave with concrete strategies to verbally de-escalate behavior and ways to use the school’s current PBIS systems to reinforce positive behaviors for students in crisis.
All participants will receive Blue card certification in CPI strategies upon completion of the course and passing the included exam.
Presenter: Jennifer Rodriguez
*Note: This training is open ONLY to Enhanced, Choice, and Premier level Collaborative members. Due to the logistics associated with this training, the deadline to register is October 25.