Instructor-facilitated Courses

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Crisis Intervention Training

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

This comprehensive course specifically teaches and advocates the use of preventive strategies like verbal de-escalation whenever possible before any type of physical intervention takes place. Course topics include but are not limited to:

  • Verbal De-escalation Skills

  • Crisis Prevention Measures

  • Escorts & Protective Holds

  • Personal Safety Skills

  • Incident Report Writing

Throughout the course participants will be reminded of the importance of acting in a reasonable and responsible manner, adhering to regulatory guidelines, utilizing best practices, and the profound impact physical interventions can have on students and their families.

Requirements: 3.0 hrs online plus 1.5 days (9.0 hrs) in-person

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.

This course will include a variety de-escalation suggestions that
can be used to help diffuse conflict and prevent further escalation.
Topics include:

  • De-escalation Variables

  • De-escalation Keys

  • De-escalation Safety

  • Roadblocks to De-escalation

  • Approaches to De-escalation

The focus for this training is empowering educators with confidence and competence in handling difficult situations while prioritizing safety, respect, and positive outcomes.

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Managing Behavior Through Relationships

The benefits of positive relationships between teachers and students can have significant advantages that are sometimes not fully recognized.

Educators often find that the quality of their relationships with students greatly influences how students behave towards them and respond to their guidance. Cultivating strong relationships with students can also often result in:

  • A decrease in negative classroom behaviors

  • Increased student participation

  • Better responses to directions

  • Improved learning outcomes

  • More effective de-escalation

Personal Safety Skills For Educators

The Personal Safety Skills Training Course has been crafted to provide educators with strategies to enhance the prevention of physical aggression that can sometimes be exhibited by escalated students. 

In addition to prevention strategies the course also provides suggestions on how educators can respond to student initiated punches, kicks, and grabs to name a few. Course topics include:

  • Understanding Awareness of Possibility

  • Recognizing Indicators of Aggression

  • The Effective Use of Distance

  • Protective Posturing

  • Safety Positioning

The ultimate goal of this training is to empower educators with the skills and confidence to protect themselves, thereby enhancing the overall learning experience and safeguarding the well-being of everyone involved.

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INTENSIVE Needs Training

The "Intensive Needs" restraint certification course is an advanced program that builds upon the foundational principles taught in the prerequisite "Crisis Intervention Restraint Training" and if for staff who are working with students that may require three or four staff members to safety manage their behavior.

This specialized training emphasizes the importance of teamwork and seamless communication among staff to effectively carry out these interventions. Topics include:

  • Safety Monitoring of Students

  • Three and Four Person Holds

  • Team Communication

  • Adhering to State Regulations

  • Intervention Best Practices

Through detailed instruction on coordinating staff actions and monitoring students' safety during interventions, this course aims to equip educators with the confidence and skills needed to address aggressive student behaviors in a reasonable, responsible, and professional manner.

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