Voices of CPI Blog

Perspectives and insights from experts and partners.

Recent Blogs

Health Care
INTERVIEW: Dianna Smith McCue Speech Pathologist at WCHN
Interview with Dianna Smith McCue on her experiences with MAPA Training.
Human Services
INTERVIEW: Richard Parson - Community Living New Zealand
Interview with Richard Parson regarding MAPA and Community living in New Zealand
General
COVID-19 Update
A COVID update from CPI regardingquestions to Frontline health and social care staff
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COVID-19 and the use of physical interventions
COVID-19 Message from Martyn Dadds MD of CPI International offering guidance to Certificated instructors
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THINK Before You Speak, PAUSE Before You Act

A blog about Thinking before you speak and choosing your words carefully.

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Tell us your success story
A short blog inviting you to tell us your success stories of CPI training
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Why Renewals and Refreshers Are Important for You and Your Staff
Why Renewals and Refreshers are important for yourself and your staff in your organisation
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How to get the support you need after training
A guide on how to get support you may require after undertaking CPI training, and the approaches you can administer in your organisation. 
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How to Avoid Power Struggles
A blog on how to avoid power struggles that can occur. Guest authored by Terry Vittone. 
Health Care
Case Study: Auckland District Health Board
A case study of the Auckland District Health Board written by Sue Ramsay
Education
Case Study: Our Lady of La Vang
A case study of Our lady of La Vang, a school that provides specialist education for students with intellectual disabilities
Education
Ravenswood School: How MAPA® & Pivotal MAPA® helped us to change
A case study of Ravenswood School and how MAPA and Pivotal MAPA helped them, Co-written by Mark Senior
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Understanding the Importance of Integrated Experience
The Integrated Experience is defined as the way behaviour impacts behaviour—how my behavioural choices can impact yours. CPI training emphasises that to positively inform this Integrated Experience, you must understand that the only behaviour you can control is your own.
How to Avoid Power Struggles
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Setting Limits: Solutions Beyond Words
The powerful limit setting techniques found in the MAPA® programme will help you avoid and de-escalate crisis situations.
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Debriefing Techniques: How to Use Them for Prevention
Debriefing techniques are vital for a violence-free workplace. Learn how MAPA® training can give you the consistent results that you need.
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De-Escalation Tip of the Day: Use Nonthreatening Nonverbals
De-Escalation Tip of the Day regarding Non verbal communication
Dementia Care
A Proactive Approach to Avoiding Difficult Behaviours in Dementia
Telling someone they can’t do something, or talking to them in a certain tone, will only escalate an issue. Here’s how to reduce problems.
Dementia Care
10 Essential Self-Care Tips for Dementia Caregivers
Caregiving can be physically and emotionally depleting, but there are ways to maintain your health and rejuvenate your spirit.
Health Care
Patient Safety and Staff Safety: Why they are intertwined
When we talk about finding real solutions to workplace violence, we tend to lose sight of the violence that hospital employees deal with daily.
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6 Effective Verbal Intervention Strategies
How can you intervene with challenging student behavior? Get tips for safe, respectful, and effective verbal intervention.