CPI training programs provide strategies and techniques for educators to build a positive school culture
As school leaders prepare for the 2022-23 school year, a one-size-fits-all strategy is not sufficient in tackling school and district needs, including training and resources to fulfill behavior management and staff development goals. With that in mind, Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), the world leader in de-escalation and workplace violence prevention, today announced the availability of free consultations. Free consultations are a critical first step in building a positive school culture for both students and staff.
The U.S. Department of Education reported over 100,000 students were secluded or restrained in a single school year in 2017. Various states are now passing new laws to address these concerning statistics. For example, a new law will ban Florida teachers and other school staff from using mechanical restraints on students in sixth grade or higher starting in July of 2022. CPI teaches that restraints are only to be used as a last resort in behavioral emergencies to protect and maintain safety for the individual in distress and others who could be affected. Any training in the use of physical restraints should be all-encompassing and part of a strong de-escalation plan. Physical restraints should be aligned with school, district, state, and federal regulations and reporting. CPI is offering free consultations to ensure school staff are confident in managing student behavior when returning to class this fall. CPI training prepares and empowers educators, administrators, counselors, and school support professionals with the tools and resources they need so they can focus on creating the highest quality learning environment possible.
“Two years of ever-changing school climates have caused educators to encounter more challenging situations than ever before. Trauma-induced behavior and anxiety are no longer the outliers in the classroom; they are the norm,” said Susan Driscoll, President, and Founder of CPI. “These all act as precipitating factors—internal or external triggers for behavior—that can lead to crisis scenarios in the classroom. When these escalations occur, having the skills necessary to de-escalate is critical to ensuring the safest outcomes for everyone involved. By offering free consultations to districts we hope to better support schools in their efforts of promoting a positive school climate and culture this fall.”
There are a variety of reasons why a school or district may consider adding de-escalation training to their behavior management initiatives, including:
- Addressing challenging/disruptive student behaviors
- Increasing staff retention and development opportunities
- Reducing the use of restraints
- Looking for a proactive approach to behavior management
- Looking to mitigate crises
- Improving student outcomes
For more than 40-years, CPI training programs have provided strategies and techniques for all levels of educational professionals, from district administrators to classroom staff. These strategies focus on the Care, Welfare, Safety, and Security of all students and staff with evidence-based, trauma-informed behavior management and crisis prevention approaches. According to a CPI survey, 96% of customers saw significant improvement in staff de-escalation skills and overall safety.
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