If you work with individuals who hit, kick, bite, scratch, or grab, you may want or need to wear personal protective equipment. But you know from experience that when you look threatening, the individuals in your care feel scared, get more defensive, and their behaviors escalate. So how can you keep yourself out of harm's way without alarming a person who already feels anxious?
Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training teaches verbal de-escalation skills and Personal Safety Techniques℠ to help you stay safe. To augment training, we’ve partnered with StealthWear™ Clothing Inc. to offer their Active Aide™ line of protective clothing. Designed to conceal protective padding, the garments look like everyday clothes and allow you to focus on de-escalating behavior without increasing anxiety or diminishing or devaluing a person in your care.
At CPI, we’re committed to helping you maintain dignity and safety for yourself, your clients, and your coworkers. Should you choose to use this additional layer of protection, we recommend providing your staff with thoughtful, measured direction that focuses on the importance of care and safety for everyone.
Learn more about the Active Aide™ Upper Body PPE Kit and Active Aide™ Forearm Protectors, currently available in the US and Canada only.
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