Has anyone ever heard of CPI They teach numerous courses, including Non-Violent Crisis Intervention. They can be found at:
My wife states that as a teacher in a high risk urban district, she has attended similar classes and found them useful. I see that the cost of their programs are as follows:
$600 1 day seminar. $900 2 day seminar. $2000 4 day seminar and become certified to instruct.
The problem that I see with this is that at $80 per hour of instruction I could hire an expert for one on one training. Also, I wonder if a 4 day seminar qualifies one to teach staff. (Credibility or caveat emptor issue)? Are there other vendors or schools that teach deescalation?
I recently had an agitated, borderline MR schizophrenic rush towards me in the group home in which I am a Rehabilitation Counselor. I did not perceive this act as overly threatening to me. I am 6'2" and 250 lbs. I was able to move out of the way and talk the resident (patient) down. I was very happy that I did not react in either of my 2 non-therapeutic ways; 1. Get big like a bear and growl. 2. Push him aside. I stated in a post on a similar topic that my facility's defense tactic is "run away".
I am a nursing student and more than willing to read, learn, attend anything that will improve my skill set.