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Education
Students Communicate Through Behavior. Are You Listening?
Once we understand that all behavior is communication, we begin to hear our students’ feelings, validate them, and manage a healthier learning environment for everyone.
Health Care
What To Do When an Agitated Patient Starts Screaming at You
Knowing how to respond to an agitated patient can mean the difference between de-escalating the situation or allowing it to escalate into a crisis.
Health Care
Stop Workplace Violence Against Health Care Workers
High-stress health care environments often lead to violence against health care workers. Training staff on de-escalation techniques can help.
Dementia Care
Serving Those Who Served: Dementia in Veterans
They served our country with honor. But when the physical and emotional toll of that service leads to dementia in veterans, it’s our turn to serve.
Education
Intuition vs. Logic: How Educators Can Keep Their Emotional Brain in Check
You can’t make rational decisions in your classroom if you are too emotional, but you need the emotional brain to rationally sort through options, too. CPI share strategies to help educators find that balance.
Behavioral Health
Support All Levels of Risk: Advanced Physical Intervention Training
Learn how CPI Advanced Physical Skills training extends beyond advanced physical interventions, providing problem-solving and decision-making skills that benefit all levels of risk.
Education
3 Ways To Turn Ultimatums Into Positive Student Interactions
Educators who know how to turn ultimatums into positive student interactions can strengthen relationships instead of challenging or damaging them.
Dementia Care
Optimizing Mental Health for those Living with Dementia and their Loved Ones
You can help those living with dementia and their loved ones “live well” by taking the time to understand and address their mental and emotional health.
Education
Beyond the Student: How Educators Can Help Alleviate Parental Anxiety
Educators are playing a key role in helping children re-acclimate to the classroom. But this year, there is a growing need for them to help alleviate parental anxiety around this transition too.
Dementia Care
Chemical Restraints in Nursing Homes: Dementia Care Specialists Responds to NY Times Article
Dementia Care Specialists responds to a news article on the over-use of chemical restraints in nursing homes and explains why person-centered care is the answer to achieving better outcomes.
Dementia Care
Help People with Dementia and Their Loved Ones Thrive
You can help people with dementia by offering care, service and support that addresses the individual’s personhood as well as the needs of their loved ones.
Health Care
How Crisis Intervention Training Helps This Hospital Reduce Violence
This study shows that putting just 2% of payroll toward crisis prevention training can reduce the potential for hospital workplace violence by 23%. 
Education
Three Strategies for Creating Positive Classroom Routines
Teachers who relentlessly model consistent positive classroom routines can help eliminate anxiety, insecurity, and challenging behaviors in their students.
Dementia Care
Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Distress Behaviors
Preventing or reducing the incidences of distress behaviors in people living with dementia starts by successfully identifying the triggers.
Education
CPI Training Helped Me Address Student Trauma
Teachers have an important role to play in dealing with student trauma. CPI training can help you make a lasting, positive impact in children’s lives.
Dementia Care
It’s Vital to Identify and Support Clients with Dementia in Home Care
Home care clients living with dementia, or symptom positive and not diagnosed, need their family and care team working as one to maintain quality of life.
Education
4 Tips for Helping a Student with Anxiety
A new school year brings new experiences, and new anxieties. Helping a student with anxiety can be as simple as embracing these four strategies.
Education
Behavior is Communication: A Deeper Dive
Educators know that behavior is communication. But do you know what’s beneath the behavior as you interact with your students all day long?
Education
Make Being Supportive Your Superpower
Being supportive of an anxious person means we take the time to understand and share their feelings in a way that is empathic and nonjudgmental.
Education
Introduce Felt Safety to Your School
Encouraging teachers and students alike to express what they need to achieve felt safety can help school leaders create cultures of belonging and connection.
Education
The Importance of Positive School Climate and Classroom Culture
A positive school climate that supports and empowers teachers and students alike can drive a range of positive outcomes that extend far beyond the classroom.
Education
What is Trauma-Informed Teaching and a Trauma-Responsive School? 
In trauma-informed teaching and a trauma-responsive school, social and emotional learning occur throughout the day, creating a culture of safety and connection.
Education
Re-creating a Learning Environment
Creating a learning environment that stresses routine, connection, and quality over quantity can rebuild emotional and physical stamina lost during the pandemic.
Education
Our Nervous Systems and Trauma-Informed Teaching
Settled adult bodies produce settled student bodies: Prioritize emotional connection as a key element of trauma-informed teaching in upcoming school years.
Dementia Care
Supporting and educating families who have loved ones with dementia in senior living
You can help family members who don’t have regular, in-person contact with a loved one living with dementia feel informed and involved.
Dementia Care
Designing Dementia Capable Environments - EFA 2021
Dementia Care Specialists at CPI shares expert insight into Designing Dementia Capable Environments, during a pre-conference workshop at the Environments for Aging (EFA) Conference.
Education
Now is the Time for Teacher Self-Reflection
Thank you for your interest in learning more about how our training programs can benefit your organization. We will contact you shortly.
Dementia Care
How Do I Earn a Dementia Care Specialization? (Part 2 of 2)
Part two of this series explores questions to ask as you explore dementia care training and a specialist credential.
Dementia Care
What is a Dementia Care Specialist? (Part 1 of 2)
Part one of this series from CPI explores a Dementia Care Specialist title and what it means to earn a Dementia Care Specialization.
Behavioral Health
The Integrated Experience and the Power of Positive Behavior
Dive into the Integrated Experience and hear from CPI staff and Certified Instructors on ways to ensure the behaviors you’re influencing are positive and calm.
Education
New CPI Program for Educators: Classroom Culture Training
CPI’s new Classroom Culture Training is for education professionals interested in fostering a positive culture within each classroom.
Behavioral Health
The Powerful Decision-Making Tool That Helps Reduce Behavioral Risk Factors
CPI’s Decision-Making MatrixSM is a powerful tool that assesses behavioral risk factors and the steps you can take to prevent, plan for, and identify crises.
Behavioral Health
Managing the Noncompliant Person
CPI’s blog explains how to deal with a noncompliant person without losing your cool or chance at compliance.
Education
How Trauma Informed Schools Help Every Student Succeed
CPI’s blog discusses how trauma-informed practices in schools can lead to a safer, more resilient student body, staff, and community.
Dementia Care
Cognitive Assessment Tools
CPI’s blog provides an introduction and overview of the Allen Cognitive Level Screen, one of the important cognitive assessment tools for dementia caregivers.
Education
How Teachers Can Help Students Be Successful
CPI’s blog provides supportive techniques teachers can apply to help students be successful during the school year.
Behavioral Health
What’s Behind the Aggression?
CPI’s blog discusses how the influence of precipitating factors can lead to aggressive behavior.
Behavioral Health
How to Avoid Power Struggles
Is there someone who constantly baits you into a power struggle? This will help you change things from negative to productive.
Dementia Care
Help for Caregivers of Dementia Patients: Person-Centered Care
CPI’s blog introduces you to person-centered care, with tips on how it provides help for caregivers of dementia patients.
Education
Facing Back-to-School Anxiety
Learn the impact COVID-19 had on teachers, and how CPI’s COPING ModelSM can help guide you in future situations related to back-to-school anxiety and crisis teaching.
Dementia Care
Essential Dementia Caregiver Tips
CPI’s blog shares how a person-centered perspective can provide help for caregivers of dementia patients.
Behavioral Health
CPI's Crisis Development Model: An Opportunity for a Positive Outcome
Learn more about CPI’s Crisis Development ModelSM including how to identify behaviors at each level and effective staff approaches to crisis behavior.
Dementia Care
Compassion Fatigue Symptoms and Strategies
CPI’s blog breaks down compassion fatigue symptoms and provides strategies for recovery.
Behavioral Health
Breaking the Stigma of Mental Health Conditions
CPI's blog helps establish a mental health awareness and provides the steps you can take to end the stigma surrounding mental health.
Behavioral Health
Ten Reflections on Person-Centered Care
10 CPI Certified Instructors share how they bring person-centered care to life in their teaching and their work.
Retail
CPI’s Top 10 De-Escalation Tips
CPI's top ten de-escalation tips are everyday strategies for crisis prevention, and a way of seeing humanity as full of potential, and not hopelessly problematic.
Crisis Prevention Institute Update from Tony Jace, CEO
With the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) continuing to respond to the outbreak of COVID-19, we wanted to assure you that the Crisis Prevention Institute is actively monitoring developments in the ongoing spread of the coronavirus.
Retail
Considering Human Factors in Crisis Communication Plans
When an emergency happens at work, you need a solid plan in place to ensure that everyone is safe and prepared.
Retail
Substance Abuse in the Workplace: A Person-Centered Approach
A substance abuse policy protects the development of your workplace, and demonstrates your capacity for compassionate leadership.
Retail
Debriefing Techniques: How to Use Them for Prevention
Take a deep dive into debriefing techniques, and improve staff consistency while you’re at it.
Our Results With CPI: Restraint Reduction and Client Empowerment
Restraint use has dropped by over 80%. I'm also very happy about what's been happening with at least 10 out of 16 clients.
Retail
Workplace Violence: Are You at Risk? OSHA May Think So
If you have one or more of these risk factors at work, find out what you can do about it with the Prepare Training® program.
Health Care
Can Guns Prevent Workplace Violence?
I say that guns have no place in a training program that's aimed at preventing violence.
School Fight Prevention Tips
How do you prevent fights in your school? Here are some strategies to help.
Retail
Strategies to Stop Workplace Bullying
These tips can help you whether you're a leader, a manager or supervisor, or any employee in your organization.
Retail
In the Heat of the Moment
Raquelle Solon reflects on how she keeps her cool during heated encounters - and invites you to learn how you can handle difficult situations too.
General
Verbal Intervention
Apply these seven simple and versatile principles for effective verbal intervention.
Retail
De-escalation Tips
CPI's verbal de-escalation training can help keep a disruption from turning into a full-blown crisis situation.
Retail
Taking Threats Seriously: Establishing a Threat Assessment Team and Developing Organizational Procedures
Organizations are increasingly called upon to assess and respond to threats of workplace violence and other situations where targeted violence is possible.