I wanted to let you know how the training went. It was a pretty decent week. We had a nice variety of participants ranging in disciplines from education, mental health, residential, healthcare, and others. There was more than the usual number of questions coming from the group. Not only questions about the program’s techniques, but those that related to human behavior in general, the Institute’s policies, training resources available, facilitation dynamics, physical intervention applicability, best practices, and how the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training program aligns with The Joint Commission and other regulatory and accrediting bodies.
We had several participants who serve individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. There was a lot of discussion both within the framework of the training program and one-on-one of how the program can be applied to autistic behaviors and the conditions that are present as a result of managing and caring for a group of children and young adults at varying levels of the spectrum. As a result, there was a lot of interest in CPI’s advanced training program for Certified Instructors that focuses on strategies for care providers working directly with service users on the Autism Spectrum. I also let the group know that we have a half-day awareness seminar for the general public entitled, Autism Awareness.
There were also several individuals who work with the elderly and a few who support individuals with mental illness. They showed a desire to learn more about how the techniques and interventions of the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® program could be applied to the populations that they serve.
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