Florida APD Approves Additional Safe CPI Intervention Techniques

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Since August 2010, our Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training program has been approved for use by the Florida Agency for Persons With Disabilities (APD) under APD Regulations, Chapter 65G-8: Reactive Strategies: Approved Emergency Procedure Curriculum.

We’re pleased to announce that in July 2012, the APD approved additional physical interventions that we are able to substitute for customers who feel that the omission from their training programs of the CPI Team Control PositionSM has left a gap.

If you’re a Certified Instructor whose trainings are governed by Florida APD regulations and you have questions about the recent approval of the additional techniques from CPI’s MAPA® curriculum, or if you would like to arrange a consultation for incorporating the techniques into your trainings, call our Workplace Learning Team toll-free at 877.877.5390.

Guidance documents specific to APD requirements are available to Certified Instructors in the Instructors-only Training Center.

About the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Training Program
Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training focuses on prevention, offering evidence-based strategies for safely defusing anxious, hostile, and violent behavior at the earliest possible stage. The program reduces the risk of injury for staff and service users and can be tailored to the unique needs of your organization.

We offer training in more than 150 locations worldwide, and a convenient, customizable, on-site training option is also available.

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“Every individual on this earth deserves to be treated with compassion, understanding, and the right to keep their dignity intact. This can be difficult to honor at times when someone loses control of their behavior, but that’s where Rational Detachment and not taking it personally really kicks in. What has helped me be able to do this well goes back to the first day I was introduced to Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training. I was a participant before becoming a Certified Instructor (and before working for CPI), and over the years I have had so many opportunities to use what I learned way back then. Today, I live the skills automatically. It’s an honor to have been given those skills to live the philosophy of treating others the way I want to be treated.”