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Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Verbal De-escalation Training

January 24 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

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This training does not include holding skills or physical restraints.

A well-researched body of science guides us in de-escalating disruptive behavior and potentially violent crises. The value of these skills has only increased in light of trauma-informed schools and restorative practices. We can pull advice from the web, but can we use it in the heat of the moment?  
This training equips you to respond to volatile situations with presence of mind and a skill set that you practice in the face of ‘in-your-face’ confrontations. The combination of learning and realistic role-play sets this training apart from others. 

You will:

  • learn how to respond to individuals with escalating behaviors in a calm, rational and professional manner.
  • learn how to effectively assess what is taking place in the heat of the moment.
  • learn how to keep yourself safe in escalating situations.
  • experience the impact of nonverbal and verbal communication. 
  • experience situations in which individuals are presenting you with verbally escalating behaviors and practice how to respond to them.
  • learn how to avoid power struggles.
  • learn the importance of self-monitoring during escalating situations.

Registration fees include CPI Participant Workbook and Lunch.

Bruce Hunter


Bruce Hunter, former principal and a certified CPI Nonviolent Intervention® trainer,
has more than 25 years of experience and has trained more than 2,000 educators.


January 24
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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EducationPlus – Craig Road
1460 Craig Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63146
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