Crisis Intervention (CPI)

Crisis Intervention (CPI) training sessions will once again be held in-person to allow for more thorough and effective coaching and practice of skills. Since CPI no longer offers a stand-alone refresher training for Nonviolent Crisis Intervention, we will continue to utilize CPI’s Blended Learning opportunities to differentiate learning, with initial trainees completing an introductory portion online before joining the full group in person. This will shorten the classroom portion and still allow for ample practice of all skills and de-briefing before the certification and evaluation. Those that have completed a Nonviolent Crisis Intervention training within the past two years may attend the classroom portion without completing the online training as a “renewal.” 

Regional Nonviolent Crisis Intervention training sessions are scheduled from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. with a 45-minute lunch.

As we encourage districts to consider a trauma-informed approach to all aspects of the education and learning environment they provide their students, we are now offering Verbal Intervention training which covers all of the de-escalation techniques without the training of restrictive interventions and physical skills. This 3 1/2 hour training will be offered regionally throughout the year and is also available to be scheduled in-district as a pop-up training.

Regional Verbal Intervention training sessions will be scheduled from 8:30 a.m.-noon. Similar to Nonviolent Crisis Intervention, initial trainees completely new to CPI will complete an online portion prior to joining the in-person classroom training. Those that have completed a Nonviolent Crisis Intervention training within the past two years may attend the classroom portion without completing the online training as a “renewal.”

Nonverbal Crisis Intervention

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.

Cost of Training:

$50 – Initial Certification

$25 – Renewal (participants with active certifications or within 3 month grace period)

Districts will be billed following the training.

Verbal Intervention

CPI’s Verbal Intervention training prepares educators to take a completely non-physical approach to intervention. This training focuses on de-escalation strategies resulting in safe, non-restrictive interventions. Attendees will learn to recognize the stages of an escalating crisis and evidence-based techniques to de-escalate. De-briefing strategies round out the training so that educators can restore the relationship with their students and strive to prevent a future crisis.

Cost of Training:

$40 – Initial Certification

$20 – Renewal (participants with active certifications or within 3 month grace period)

Districts will be billed following the training.

 

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training – AEA Learning Online Course Number: 190384
Date Location AEA Learning Online
Section Number
Registration Deadline
8/17/2021 East Sac Elementary 308357 8/13/2021
9/15/2021 Pocahontas AEA 308359 9/3/2021
10/21/2021 Storm Lake AEA 308363 10/8/2021
1/4/2022 Storm Lake AEA 308364 12/17/2021
3/14/2022 Pocahontas AEA 308365 3/4/2022
Verbal Intervention Training – AEA Learning Online Course Number: 201687 
Date Location AEA Learning Online
Section Number
Registration Deadline
8/19/2021 Spencer AEA 307952 8/13/2021
9/23/2021 Spencer AEA 308350 9/17/2021
10/11/2021 Pocahontas AEA 308366 10/1/2021
1/17/2022 Pocahontas AEA 308352 1/7/2022
2/14/2022 Pocahontas AEA 308353 2/4/2022
4/11/2022 Pocahontas AEA 308354 4/1/2022

If a district has a team of 15 or more that need to get trained and are unable to make this schedule fit their availability, 

please contact Courtney Cook to schedule a pop-up training.  ccook@plaea.org

Register on the AEA Professional Learning Registration System: 

Course # 190384: PL – CPI: Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training – BLENDED

Course # 201867 PL – CPI: Verbal Intervention – BLENDED

Important contacts

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Courtney Cook

School Emotional Behavior Health Coordinator

712-346-5037 Email Courtney Cook
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Michealeen Friesner

Administrative Assistant - Director of Education & Media Services

712-335-6033 Email Michealeen Friesner