NON VIOLENT CRISIS INTERVENTION TRAINING

 

Valley Collaborative can provide three types of de-escalation training for contracted schools:
 
  • Overview Training (1 hour): training for all program staff
  • In-Depth Training (16 hour): training in the use of de-escalation techniques and physical restraint for new employees.
  • Refresher Training (8 hours): training for staff that have completed the In-Depth two day training in the past.
 
Overview Training
 
           Valley Collaborative can provide one hour annual overview training at your district location.
 
In-Depth Training
 
Valley Collaborative will provide 16 hours of in-depth training in the use of de-escalation techniques and physical restraint for up to 30 members of  your staff. The 16 hour workshop offers practical and effective techniques to help teachers manage groups and individuals, to de-escalate students, and if necessary, safely physically restrain individuals who are at risk of harming themselves or others.
 
Refresher Training
 
Valley Collaborative will provide 8 hours of refresher training in the use of de-escalation techniques and physical restraint for up to thirty (30) members of your staff. This training is designed for staff who have completed the In-Depth training in the past.
 
Trainer
 
Joseph Venskus Jr. is a Valley Collaborative employee who is a certified trainer in CPI (Crisis Prevention Institute), a system of physical restraint and student de- escalation. CPI emphasizes understanding the process by which a person moves from calm to crisis, and how to intervene effectively. Mr. Venskus holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology from Franklin Pierce College. He has worked in alternative education for sixteen years. Mr. Venskus is also a Safety Care certified instructor and is also trained as an ALICE instructor. He began his career as Head Child Care Counselor for the Harbor School in Haverhill, Massachusetts. He then moved on as a Crisis Intervention Specialist at the Lighthouse School in Chelmsford. Mr. Venskus has been with the Collaborative for the past eleven years.
 
Rates:
 
Overview Training (1 hour): $500/hr.
 
In- Depth or Refresher Trainings:   
 
Member District:  $150 per person not to exceed $1500 a day
Non-Member Districts: $200 per person not to exceed $1500 a day
 
For questions and reservations please contact:
Joia Mercurio, Assistant Executive Director
Valley Collaborative
40 Linnell Circle
Billerica, MA 01821
978-528-7820
jmercurio@valleycollaborative.org
 
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