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Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training--Certification
Presented by: Barb Pears
Date(s):
Monday, January 21, 2019 | 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 | 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Session Location:
Central Alberta Regional Consortium 8 Page Avenue, Red Deer, AB
About the Session:

This 2-day session is designed to focus on prevention by providing staff with proven strategies for safely defusing anxious, hostile, or violent behavior at the earliest possible stage.

The first day will emphasize early intervention and non-physical methods for preventing or managing disruptive behavior. CPI’s disengagement skills are also demonstrated and practiced in this seminar to prepare staff to safely remove themselves from and others from a dangerous situation.

The second day of training expands on crisis intervention methods to include the study and practice of holding skills. These skills are taught to be used as a last resort when an individual becomes an immediate danger to self or others.

Participants must be in attendance for the full 2 days to receive their certificate which is valid for 18 months, at which point the particiant will need to take either a Refresher course or the Full 2 day Program. Certification is often required by most school divisions and ensures that you have all of the necessary competencies to work with potentially disruptive or dangerous students.

You will learn:

  • How to identify behaviors that could lead to a crisis.
  • How to most effectively respond to each behavior to prevent the situation from escalating.
  • How to use verbal and nonverbal techniques to defuse hostile behavior and resolve a crisis before it can become violent.
  • How to cope with your own fear and anxiety.
  • How to assess risk levels and consider the issues that impact decision making.
  • How to use CPI’s disengagement skills to avoid injury if behavior becomes physical.
  • When it’s appropriate to physically intervene.
  • How to assess the physical and psychological well-being of those involved in a crisis.
  • How to maintain rapport with the acting-out individual.
  • Key steps for debriefing after a crisis.
  • How to promote Care, Welfare, Safety, and SecuritySM.

Cost of workbook included in price.

About the Presenter(s):
Barb Pears

Barb Pears has been a teacher of students with behaviour challenges since 2000 and was instrumental in the design and implementation of a Behaviour Support School. Barb is gifted at fostering collaborative, respectful, supportive teaching and learning environments for students, families and staff. She has worked as a Behaviour Consultant for the past 5 years at the school division level and believes that a multi-disciplinary approach is essential to offer the best possible programming for students. This involves partnering with students, parents, staff, external agencies, district schools and community organizations. Barb has always had a connection with students with behaviour challenges and loves sharing her passion and knowledge with others through direct service and workshops. Barb is currently a Learning Associate with Jigsaw Learning and interacts with schools and districts in providing responsive supports for diverse student populations.

Cancellation Policy:

Request for cancellation or refund must be received in writing (fax/email) at the CARC office a minimum of 3 FULL business days prior to the event start, or registration fees will apply and refunds will not be issued. If you are unable to attend a session and unable to provide three FULL business days’ notice, please feel free to delegate an alternate to attend in your place.
Cancellation notices should be sent to npenney@carcpd.ab.ca.

Registration Deadline: January 14, 2019
Cost: $150.00
Focus(es): Inclusive Education
Grade Level(s): K-12
Audience: Educational Assistants, Teachers, Support Staff, Administrators