Crisis Prevention Institute

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® is a program developed by the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI). With a core philosophy of providing for the Care, Welfare, Safety, and Security of everyone involved in a crisis situation, the program’s proven strategies give educators the skills to both de-escalate disruptive behaviour, while also teaching skills to safely respond to various levels of risk behaviour.

Specific objectives of the program include:

  • How to identify behaviors that could lead to escalating behaviour from students and adults
  • How to effectively respond to behaviors to prevent the situation from escalating
  • How staff fear and anxiety influence student behaviour
  • How to use verbal and nonverbal techniques to defuse behavior and resolve a situation before it escalates or potentially leads high risk behaviour
  • How to assess risk levels and consider the issues that impact decision making
  • How to establish therapeutic rapport after a crisis has taken place



To learn more about Nonviolent Crisis Intervention and offerings within our District, please contact:

CPI Year at a Glance 2022-2023

NOTE: These offerings are for SD 61 employees only.