The Maryland Governor’s Office for Children developed new rules for residential child care facilities that require them to provide training to their personnel on behavioral interventions.

COMAR requires each residential child care facility to provide training to program personnel on behavioral interventions, strategies, and supports and the appropriate implementation of policies and procedures developed in accordance with this regulation. Each residential child care facility shall identify program personnel authorized to serve as a program-wide resource to assist with training on de-escalation techniques and ensure proper administration of time-out and restraint.

Each residential child care facility is required to implement a state-approved training in order to meet the requirements of COMAR The training must include positive behavior interventions strategies and supports, functional behavior assessment and behavior treatment planning, time-out, and restraint.

CPI Can Help!
Facilities across the US use the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training program because it focuses on prevention and de-escalation techniques and other safe, nonharmful strategies for defusing challenging behavior. Training gives staff tools to organize their thinking about risk behavior and help them determine the most appropriate, least restrictive intervention to use in each unique situation.

Tailoring Training to Your Needs
CPI training is flexible and can be tailored to the unique needs of your facility. With our train-the-trainer option, select staff can be certified to teach the program to other staff on a continuing basis. We also offer specialized materials to help connect the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training program skills and strategies with your PBIS plan to increase positive behavior.

How to Get Training
We can bring the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training program on site to your facility, or you can attend training in one of more than 150 public locations throughout the US.
Advanced Course
If you’re already a Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Certified Instructor, you can share strategies with your staff from our advanced course, Trauma-Informed Care: Implications for CPI's Crisis Development ModelSM. This course dives deep into the influence of trauma on behavior and offers additional strategies to help you better support children who have experienced traumatic events. Locate an upcoming public program or have us bring the training to you.