CPI has been named an approved training provider in Oregon. The Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® program meets the requirements outlined in Section 6 of Oregon Chapter 581, which implements HB 2939. HB 2939 takes effect on July 1, 2012.
The Oregon Department of Education (DOE) recently published a set of technical assistance documents [PDF] that outline how it interprets Chapter 581 and supports districts in their compliance efforts. Chapter 581 limits the use of restraint and seclusion in public schools and states that only staff trained in the safe use of physical intervention may use restraint and seclusion, and only as a last resort. Mechanical, chemical, and prone restraints are prohibited, and immediate debriefing and parental notification when physical restraint or seclusion has been used is required.
CPI’s Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® program teaches safe, less-restrictive physical interventions to be used only as a last resort. Its evidence-based techniques have been shown to be effective in both the prevention of and the safe use of physical restraint and seclusion. In addition, the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® program provides evidence-based training in positive behavior support as well as conflict prevention, de-escalation, crisis response, and debriefing techniques.
View our alignment [PDF] to learn more about how CPI’s Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training principles correspond with the requirements of Oregon’s Chapter 581. Also access an alignment [PDF] that shows how the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® program parallels PBIS concepts.
Read more about Oregon Chapter 581 and find additional resources for meeting its requirements.