Voices of CPI Blog

Perspectives and insights from experts and partners.

Recent Blogs

Education
How CPI training enabled a consistent approach to behaviour at Borilla Kindergarten
CASE STUDY | We interviewed Jenny Finlay from Borilla Community Kindergarten Queensland to find out more about how CPI training reduced dangerous behaviour and boosted staff morale.
General
From MAPA to Safety & Verbal Intervention
Guidance for those making the transition from MAPA to CPI's Safety and / or Verbal Intervention training programmes.
Health Care
Case Study: Auckland District Health Board
CASE STUDY | We interviewed Sue Ramsay from Auckland District Health Board to find out more about how CPI training programmes provide strategies and techniques for all healthcare professionals.
General
Making your mental health a priority
Blog | Our Global Professional Instructor Katharine Sell explores the importance of making your own mental health a priority amidst a cost of living crisis and other factors.
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CPI’s Top 10 De-Escalation Tips Revisited
CPI's top ten de-escalation tips are everyday strategies for crisis prevention and a way of seeing humanity as full of potential, not hopelessly problematic.
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
Caring for Dementia: The Where and the Who
Our CPI dementia specialist Kim Warchol in the US looks at the best ways for caring for those living with dementia.
Dementia Care
New: Dementia Capable Care
CPI's new Dementia Capable Care training programme is based on an enriched model of care and support.
Education
Depression, anxiety and children's mental health

GPI Francis Florencio reflects on the importance of children and young people’s mental health as we head into Children's Mental Health Week.

Health Care
INTERVIEW: Dianna Smith McCue Principal Lead Speech Pathologist at Women’s & Children’s Health Network South Australia
Interview with Dianna Smith McCue on their 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. 
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.
General
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.
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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
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.