Nonviolent Crisis Intervention

Registering for Prairie Lakes AEA CPI Trainings - Fall 2020

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (CPI)

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (CPI) training is helpful in equipping staff with positive strategies for handling difficult situations. In this training, participants will learn to organize their thinking about how behavior escalates and respond appropriately, as well as gain practical skills for safely managing and preventing difficult behavior with the focus on prevention. They will learn proven strategies for safely diffusing anxious, hostile, or violent behavior at the earliest possible stage to reduce the risk of injury, minimize liability and promote safety, welfare and security.

2020-2021 Trainings Announcement:

As we all continue to adjust our plans to provide safe environments for continued learning and professional development, our CPI team at Prairie Lakes has revised how this fall’s Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (CPI) trainings will be held and supported.


Rather than bringing groups of educators from our area districts to one location for full-day trainings and refresher courses, we will be hosting ½ day regional trainings via zoom to cover the verbal de-escalation, intervention, and postvention units. To cover the physical intervention skills and complete the testing component of the training, we will schedule times to visit each district’s team the following month. This will provide as safe a way as possible to ensure the teams are confident in their approaches to de-escalate without the need for physical intervention, and then how to physically intervene with the least amount of risk to both the employee and student. We will also be able to fully support the postvention unit to prevent future needs for de-escalation and crisis intervention.


It is important to note that we will not be scheduling separate ½ day refresher training sessions with this change in formatting. Those needing a refresher will attend with those completing the initial training, but as long as their training has not yet expired they should register for the refresher and the school will be invoiced at the refresher fee.

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