The Nonviolent Crisis Intervention program is a safe, nonharmful behavior management system designed to help staff provide for the best possible care, welfare, safety, and security of disruptive, assaultive, and out-of-control individuals even during their most violent moments. This program provides participants with training on how to determine levels of disruptive behavior and appropriate staff responses to the behavior. Demonstration and practice of safe physical restraint and transport techniques will be taught. All participants who successfully complete the post-test will be certified through the Crisis Prevention Institute. A minimum of ten hours is required to complete the training. All trainers are certified instructors through the Crisis Prevention Institute and the International Association of Nonviolent Crisis Intervention.
Level 1 - Basic Service (2-Day Training)
Participants will learn how to use successful verbal and nonverbal techniques for controlling disruptive behavior.
Instruction includes demonstration and practice of personal safety techniques to avoid injury to both staff and acting out individuals.
Safe physical restraint and transport techniques will be covered.
All participants will receive a copy of the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) workbook.
Participants should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing and tennis shoes. Participants are encouraged to attend in teams of 2-4 people. Graduate Credit through Viterbo University is available.
Level 2 – Customized Service/Refresher Course Training
School districts wanting CESA #4 to conduct follow-up trainings, refresher courses, or customized in-school trainings may contract with CESA #4. They will consult with district staff to identify needs and plan specific training opportunities. Training includes relevant workbooks and materials.
CESA #4 holds a refresher courses for staff who have previously been certified in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention. The crisis development model is reviewed, the verbal escalation continuum as well as practicing personal safety techniques, team control and transport techniques. Completion of this course will recertify individuals for an additional three years. Participants are encouraged to bring their Nonviolent Crisis Intervention participant workbook from their earlier training. Participants should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing and tennis shoes. This refresher course renews your certification for three years.
For more information, contact:
Director of Comprehensive School Health Programs
Senior Level CPI Certified Instructor
(608) 786-4838; (800) 514-3075
Youth Development Coordinator
CPI Certified Instructor
(608) 786-4540; (800) 514-3075
(608) 786-4854; (800) 514-3075