About Us

We teach the world that by combining the right skills with dignity and respect, you create well-being throughout the workplace and beyond.

Company Overview

Crisis Prevention Institute Inc. is the worldwide leader in evidence-based de-escalation and crisis prevention training and dementia care services. Since 1980, we’ve helped train more than 15 million people within service-oriented industries including education, healthcare, behavioral health, long term care, human services, security, corrections, corporate, and retail. 

At CPI, we are dedicated to changing behaviors and reducing conflict for the Care, Welfare, Safety, and SecuritySM of everyone. We believe in the power of empathy, compassion, and meaningful connections. We believe personal safety and security are the antidotes to fear and anxiety. It’s a philosophy that is central to everything we do, and traces back to our beginning. It is what defines and differentiates us and informs our core beliefs. 

Philosophy of Training

When we started providing this service, we were focused on teaching staff how to protect themselves, physically. It quickly occurred to me that self-defense techniques were only a part of the equation. The professionals we were training had a desire to provide a better experience for those in their care. Once that occurred to me, it became clear that we were not there to teach staff physical methods. We needed to focus on changing behaviors with respect and compassion.

-AlGene Caraulia Sr., CPI Founder

What We Do

CPI teaches professionals the skills to identify, prevent and de-escalate crises in the workplace. With distinct levels of training, CPI offers solutions for every role and risk level, in every organization.

Our Programs

How It Works



Register for an instructor certification program near you or call us to schedule an onsite training program for your organization.


We train you

Your selected staff learns techniques in crisis prevention and intervention and becomes certified to train others in your organization. After training, we support your staff with classroom materials and ongoing consultation.


You train your staff

We enable you to combine our evidence-based practices with your organization’s policies and procedures to ensure that training is consistent across your organization.

Crisis Prevention Works


Certified Instructors Worldwide


Organizations Supported

40 Years

of Experience

Our Locations

Located at four locations across the globe, CPI is here to help you and your employees no matter where you live or work.

Crisis Prevention Institute - US Milwaukee, WI
United States
10850 W. Park Place
Suite 250

Milwaukee, WI 53224
Crisis Prevention Institute - US Cornelius, NC
United States
P.O. Box 2432
Cornelius, NC 28031
Crisis Prevention Institute - UK Sale, Manchester
United Kingdom
2 Brooklands Place
Brookland Road

Sale, Manchester, M33 3SD
Crisis Prevention Institute - AU Chatswood, NSW
845 Pacific Highway
Suite 601 Level 6

Chatswood, NSW 2067
Crisis Prevention Institute - France Paris, France
95 rue la Boétie
75008 Paris, France

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