This weekend the leadership group participated in a training day on the CPI Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Program that is being implemented in all NPH homes.
This one day seminar served as an introduction to crisis prevention. It emphasized early intervention and nonphysical methods for preventing or managing disruptive behavior. The group learned the different levels of crisis development and appropriate responses or approaches. We also studied the verbal escalation continuum and practiced how to react at each level.
Finally, we learned about setting limits that are simple, clear, reasonable and enforceable. The leadership students look forward to sharing their new knowledge and skills upon their return to NPH, as well as continuing to learn more about this model.