De-escalation
& Intervention

Training for K-12 education professionals

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Training Benefits

Overall reduction of on-the-job staff injuries and missed work days

Flexible and convenient scheduling options for staff professional development

A school environment with fewer disruptions and calls
for assistance

Curriculum developed based on real-world feedback from educators ensuring relevance

Increased staff confidence and competence in dealing with unwanted student behaviors

Decrease in the number of physical interventions and restraints

Instructor Facilitated Courses

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Physical Intervention
Training

This restraint training course focuses on providing staff with reasonable and responsible physical intervention skills for those critical moments when a member of the school community's safety is at risk. 

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Verbal De-escalation
Basics

Having flexible and adaptive de-escalation strategies to effectively calm students who may be having various emotional issues can be a crucial skill for anyone working in education.

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Managing Behavior
Through Relationships

By prioritizing relationship building, educators can transform classrooms into environments where students feel valued and safe, leading to a natural reduction in disruptions and conflicts.

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Personal Safety Skills
For Educators

This safety skills course has been crafted to provide educators with strategies to enhance the prevention of physical aggression that can sometimes be exhibited by escalated students. 

Coming Soon!

Online Courses

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Maganging Behavior
Through Relationships

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Incident Report Writing
For Educators

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Conflict Resolution
For The Classroom

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Talking So
Kids Will Listen

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Working With Special
Needs Students

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Positive Reinforcement
Techniques

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Programs & courses

Participant Comments

I just wanted to thank you again for providing this training.
I found it not only informative, but also empowering

Excellent program and
excellent speaker. I got a
lot of information from it.

This was the most organized, well prepared, and thorough training I have ever attended. Thank you very much!

We should have more teacher professional days like this one! The best to date!

It was really good. Exceeded my expectations.

I left the training feeling confident I could safely intervene if necessary.
- Andre Anderson

Another training I did was unrealistice compared to this one! - Chris Dunn

Your work with our team was stellar! - Joey Kotright

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Trusted By

Chicopee Public Schools

Longmeadow Public Schools

The Valley West School

East Longmeadow Public Schools

Embracing The Creative Child

Hampshire Regional Schools

Pathfinder Tech

Positive Behavior Supports Corp

Central Mass Collaborative

Belchertown Public Schools

Orange Public Schools

Springfield Prep Charter

Ludlow Public Schools

Petersham Schools

2023 - 2024 Training Schedule

Crisis Intervention Refresher Training

DatesLocationAvailable
August 29, 2023Hampton InnCompleted
Sept 5, 2023Hampton InnCompleted
Sept 28, 2023Hampton InnCompleted
Oct 5, 2023Hampton InnCompleted
Oct 26, 2023Hampton InnCompleted
Oct 27, 2023Hampton InnCompleted
Nov 16, 2023Hampton InnCompleted
Dec 14, 2023450 BanquetsCompleted
March 6, 2024450 BanquetsCompleted
March 7, 2024450 BanquetsCompleted
March 15, 2024East Longmeadow, MACompleted
June 21, 2024Chicopee Comprehensive24

Crisis Intervention Initial (FULL) Training

DatesLocationAvailable
Oct 3, 4, 2023Hampton InnCompleted
Oct 18, 19, 2023Hampton InnCompleted
Nov 14, Feb 28, March 22Orange MACompleted
Dec 11, 12, 2023450 BanquetsCompleted
Jan 17, 18, 2024450 BanquetsCompleted
Feb 20, 21, 2024450 BanquetsCompleted
March 15, 18, 25, 2024East Longmeadow, MACompleted

INTENSIVE Needs Training

DatesLocationAvailable
Jan 18, 2025450 BanquetsCompleted
Feb 21, 2024450 BanquetsCompleted

The Hampton Inn is located at 600 Memorial Drive, Chicopee MA

450 Banquets is located at 450 Memorial Drive, Chicopee MA

Crisis Intervention (Restraint) Training

Frequently Asked

ALL Crisis Intervention (restraint) Training sessions spots are reserved by a designee of the school district.

Please contact your administrator to be added to a training. 

You will be required to make up any missed time at a different training.

The FULL Training is approximately 3.0 hrs of online course work plus 9.0 hrs (1.5 days) of in-person training.

The Crisis Intervention Refresher Training is approximately 2.0 hours of online course work and then 3.0 hours (1/2 day) of in-person training. 

The Intensive Needs Training is 3.0 hrs of in-person training. There is currently no online component. 

Only staff who have passed the Crisis FULL or Refresher training and have a valid certificate may attend the Intensive Needs Training

Unless otherwise instructed, ALL in-person sessions start at 8:30AM

The Refresher Training will end at 11:30AM

Unless otherwise instructed, ALL in-person sessions start at 8:30AM

Day one for the FULL Training will end at 3:00PM and day two at 11:30AM

Yes. School staff are free to observe the training. 

Receiving a certificate however requires completion of the online portion and full participation in the in-person session. 

No. Arrangements will be made for you to attend a different session when you and or your health care provider deems it appropriate for you to participate.

You will not be allowed to attend the in-person training if you have not finished the online portion of your training. 

No. Training from other providers are not accepted as proof of competency. 

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