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20-21 Training Dates

*Due to COVID social distancing restrictions, certifications will be hybrid training including a combination of small in-person groups and online coursework.

Initial Certification (2 days)

October 26 & 27, 2021

8:30 am-3:30 pm** * *lunch break on your own* Davis McCann Center Murphysboro IL


Hybrid Refresher (1 day)


Member district principals, contact Melissa Lingle to register your staff/teams

Non-violent Crisis Intervention
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The Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) is committed to helping organizations create and maintain safe and respectful environments through quality, meaningful training, educational resources, and consulting services. Guided by its core philosophy of promoting Care, Welfare, Safety, and Security v for all, the Crisis Prevention Institute strives to set the highest standards for training programs and resources in behavior management and violence prevention.

DISTRICT GUIDELINES TCSE offers initial training and re-certification in non-violent crisis intervention techniques to our member district crisis teams. In addition, our organization also offers our member districts a universal workshop on verbal de-escalation techniques for all school employees. This 2.5 hr verbal de-escalation workshop is not certification by CPI, but an alternative that is appropriate for all district staff. This workshop can be requested by contacting Melissa Lingle at

In the past, TCSE trainers have provided full Non-violent Crisis Intervention training for large numbers of district staff at the request of administrators. As most employees will seldom or never utilize more advanced techniques, when used, there is a risk of techniques being implemented incorrectly which could potentially result in harm to the student or staff member which, in turn, may lead to district liability. In reality, only a CORE CRISIS TEAM in each district or building should be trained in all CPI techniques. This core team should consist of staff that will be responsible and accountable for supporting students in true emergency crisis situations. Most employees only require training in verbal de-escalation techniques. Beginning the 2016-17 school year, TCSE plans to offer full day refresher training and 2 day initial certification training which will be open only for a District or Building CORE CRISIS TEAMS and will be scheduled in advance throughout the year. during 2-dayfull-day2-dayEach district should designate a currently certified 3-4 member crisis team in your building who will receive the full day refresher with physical controls. New staff that you want to add or replace on your CORE CRISIS TEAM will need the 2 day certification training. Once you have identified your CORE TEAM, please notify the TCSE Technical Assistant Supervisor for your district. They will help facilitate your team’s registration in one of the scheduled certification trainings. A full schedule will be shared the first week of school in August. To support remaining employees in your buildings and districts that may have been previously certified (with or without physicals,) we are pleased to offer a ½ day training dedicated specifically to verbal de-escalation techniques. This training will not lead to CPI certification, but instead will be a workshop based on nonviolent crisis intervention verbal de-escalation principles and techniques. We can schedule one of our trainers to come to your district to provide this workshop at your convenience.