“If I’ve got a loud bus, and I try to yell over all the noise, what am I doing to the overall noise level? I’m raising it,” says Dr. Randy Boardman, CPI’s executive director of research and development. “The louder I get, the louder they get . . . and suddenly it comes to where we bump heads.”
Dr. Boardman and other school safety experts were interviewed for an article in Campus Safety titled "How to Manage Students With Behavioral Issues." The article outlines tips for boosting safety on the bus and in the classroom—tips such as know your students, avoid being verbally confrontational, and get training in effective crisis prevention and intervention skills.
CPI’s Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® program equips teachers, administrators, support staff, and transportation personnel with effective skills for safely managing disruptive and assaultive behavior. Along with its advanced programs and comprehensive resources, the program is central to improving safety for students and staff. Grounded in a philosophy of ensuring Care, Welfare, Safety, and SecuritySM for all, the program aligns with the principles of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and can be tailored to the unique needs of your school or district. CPI offers training in more than 150 locations worldwide, and a cost-effective, on-site training option is also available.
Learn more about PBIS and the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® program [PDF].
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