Florida’s House Bill 1255, Education Accountability, became effective on July 1, 2011. The bill revises provisions related to the use of restraint and seclusion on students with disabilities.

It requires the local department of education to establish standards for documentation of restraint and seclusion incidents, and to provide them to school districts by a specific date. It also revises provisions related to school district policies and procedures to include monitoring, training, and planning to reduce the use of restraint and seclusion.

CPI Can Help!
Schools across the US use our Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training program techniques because they’ve been shown to be effective in both the prevention of and the safe use of physical restraint. CPI training focuses on prevention and de-escalation techniques and other alternatives to restraint and seclusion, as well as how to use safer, less-restrictive physical interventions only as a last resort. 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 School’s Needs
CPI training can be tailored to the unique needs of your school or district. 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 school-wide PBIS plan to increase positive student behavior.

How to Get Training
We can bring the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training program on site to your school, or you can attend training in one of more than 150 public locations throughout the US.