Crisis Prevention Intervention

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention was developed by the Crisis Prevention Institute(CPI) and has been used in a variety of human service settings for over 25 years. Upon satisfactory completion of training, each participant will receive a certificate from Crisis Prevention Institute.

What You Will Learn

  1. Verbal and non-verbal prevention techniques.
  2. Effective verbal de-escalation techniques.
  3. Team intervention strategies and techniques.
  4. Post-crisis techniques to help re-establish a positive teaching relationship with the acting-out person.
  5. Post-crisis debriefing for staff and students.

Associated Files

  • District Request for CPI Training
  • Seclusion and Restraint Standards

Important Training Standards

  1. Staff who have never been certified in crisis or physical intervention, or were trained more than one year ago, or received training in a technique other than CPI must be trained in “Non-violent Crisis Intervention”.
  2. Staff may be re-certified in CPI by attending a one-day recertification training, providing they attend training within one year of their last training. Each site is recommended to have 4-6 team members.
  3. As Crisis Prevention Intervention are based on team intervention (for safety and professional standards) it is recommended that schools send no fewer than 2 people from the same site.
  4. Maximum class size is 40 participants. Smaller groups increase the quality and safety of the program

Courses will address the MDE Standards for the Emergency Use of Seclusion and Restraing (adopted 12/12/06).

Multiple initial and recertification training opportunities are offered through the school year on an annual basis.