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Infographic - Assessing the appropriate training stream

Crisis Prevention Institute Training – 2022-2023

With funding from the Nova Scotia Department of Seniors and Long-term Care, the Health Care Human Resource Sector Council (the Council) is pleased to continue to deliver Crisis Prevention

Institute (CPI) training to the Continuing Care sector.

Why is CPI training necessary for organizations and staff?

CPI training can help decrease workplace violence and help employers meet their responsibilities under the Nova Scotia Violence in the Workplace regulations.

CPI training equips staff with skills to recognize the stages of an escalating crisis and evidence-based techniques to de-escalate situations appropriately. This program also provides staff with

safety intervention skills, giving staff the confidence and competence to manage escalating behaviour.

CPI Training Programs

There are two CPI programs that the Council delivers. Both programs are standalone programs.

1. Verbal Intervention®

a. Virtual delivery

b. Zoom Video Conferencing platform

c. Program duration – 4.0 hours in length

d. The maximum number of participants per session is N=15

e. Focus is on:

i. de-escalation and verbal intervention techniques and strategies

f. Suitable for employees at all levels of the organization

2. Nonviolent Crisis Intervention®

a. Face-Face delivery; classroom

b. Program duration – 7.0 hours

c. The maximum number of participants per session is N=18; the minimum number

of participants per session is N=12

d. Focus is on:

i. de-escalation and verbal intervention techniques and strategies

ii. nonrestrictive interventions and disengagement skills

e. This program is a combination of theory and hands-on strategies

f. Suitable for staff who may be at a higher risk of experiencing crises

3. Program Delivery Streams Infographic

a. This document outlines the key aspects of each program and the main content areas

b. The infographic is a decision-making tool designed to assist employers in determining what program is best for which staffing group

c. The infographic is attached

Who can take this training?

1. CPI training is available to organizations within the continuing care sector (long-term care facilities, home support organizations). It is open to all staff within the organization.

2. Organizations can register staff in either program.

What is the cost, and who offers this training?

1. This training is offered through the Health Care Human Resource Sector Council. The Department of Seniors and Long-term Care fund the training.

2. There is no cost to the organization or to staff participating in this program.

When will this training take place?

1. Training will start in May 2022

2. Registration is currently open for both programs

3. The May-June 2022 calendar for both programs is attached

4. The Fall schedule will be posted in September 2022

How do I register staff for these programs?

Do not hesitate to get in touch with Morah MacEachern, NCI® Project Coordinator, at morah@hcsc.ca to register staff in either program:

a. Verbal Intervention® - Virtual; 4 hours

b. Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® – Face-Face; Classroom;7 hours

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