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Enhancing Verbal Skills: NVCI Refresher with Life Space Crisis Intervention (LSCI)

April 17, 2018 8:30 am
April 17, 2018 3:00 pm

This session may be attended only by those who are currently certified in Nonviolent Crisis Prevention Intervention.  If you did not attend an Initial Training or a full-day Refresher Class during the 2016-17 school year, you will need to re-take the Initial Training this year in order to be certified on all the new material that CPI introduced last year.

Facilitated by: Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) Certified Instructor

This class will teach you to view crisis as a learning opportunity: NVCI and LSCI (Life Space Crisis Intervention) combined.  A great way to enjoy quality professional development AND get that CPI Refresher completed, too!

The course enhances:

  • Verbal and non-verbal interaction as a means to prevent conflict from escalating to crisis;
  • Existing de-escalation strategies;
  • Debriefing methods for students, along with the well-meaning staff member who fuels a conflict;
  • Your ability to reclaim your students after crisis.

So, what does it actually look like? In addition to CPI content, attendees will:

  • Learn the Conflict Cycle and understand staff’s role in the cycle as a means to stop the pattern;
  • Enhance your ability to detect “ways out” when debriefing a crisis;
  • Learn and utilize LSCI’s ‘Emotional First Aid;’
  • Discuss ‘Surface Management of Behavior’ and how it can consistently be applied;
  • Discuss and understand how we can generally respond to any behavior (‘STEP’);
  • Learn the Six Stages of Life Space Crisis Intervention as a means to enhance debriefing with students…and staff! (includes LSCI’s Diagnostic and Reclaiming Stages); and
  • Learn and practice two LSCI reclaiming interventions (‘Red Flag’ and ‘Double Struggle’).

Registration: 8:00 am to 8:30 am; Session: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm

Due to new ISBE regulations, we are no longer able to offer PD Credit Hours for NVCI Refresher Classes.


Starting this year, Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is requiring IEIN numbers upon sign in to track your PD hours. NSSED will be complying by having this on the sign in sheets for all PD workshops. If you do not enter your PD hours through ELIS please disregard. 

If you do not know how to find your IEIN number you can find it by logging into the Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS) - it will be in the upper right corner of the page. This will soon become part of the registration process for future classes, so if you have completed a class with us we should have it on file from here on out.

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