De-escalation Techniques

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Did you know that in most cases, you can prevent escalation of disruptive behavior with your own nonverbal behaviors? The ability to organize your thinking and calmly respond are effective de-escalation techniques that can help you avoid a potential crisis.

In the preview of CPI's Preventive Techniques II DVD below, you'll watch realistic scenarios demonstrating how your own nonverbal behaviors can help you safely manage dangerous situations.

Learn how personal space, body language, and listening skills can help effectively de-escalate the disruptive behavior of those in your care.

For organizations considering the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training program, The Preventive Techniques II DVD introduces Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training core concepts, as well as examples of selected course content. It also provides your staff with a solid framework for formal training.

You can purchase The Preventive Techniques II on our website.

Please note that The Preventive Techniques II does not demonstrate physical components taught within the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training program and is not a substitute for training of the program.

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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.”

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