Non-Violent Crisis Intervention: Training the Trainers- Prevention Interventions

Non-Violent Crisis Intervention: Training the Trainers- Prevention Interventions 

This course provides instruction for anyone providing training to agency staff in the use of seclusion, restraint, or isolation and in developing alternatives to the use of such restrictive interventions in their organization. In conjunction with taking this course, the trainer should access all courses in the crisis management curriculum to train learners in these techniques. All courses in the curriculum are designed for staff who work with individuals who use services for mental health, developmental disabilities, substance abuse, community health, substance use disorder, and other types of healthcare. Trainers are free to add specific content that relates to the specialized population they serve and addresses their needs, such as sexual abuse, deaf and hard of hearing, children, and the elderly. The curriculum includes measurable learning objectives, appropriate and measurable testing on those objectives, and measurable methods for determining passing or failing the course.


Hours: 2.00


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Course Details

Course Code: REL-CV-0-TT1
Hours: 2
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2023
Learning Objectives:
Describe key principles and strategies for implementing adult learning programs.
Describe specific and effective teaching strategies based on principles of adult learning.
List and describe specific strategies for implementing a crisis management and prevention course.

Section 1: Introduction A. About this Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: The Adult Learner A. What Makes the Adult Learner Unique? B. Review C. Summary Section 3: Training Problems and Enhancements A. Common Training Problems B. Training Enhancements C. Review D. Summary Section 4: Training Curriculum A. Course 1: Understanding Clients’ Behavior B. Course 2: Building Positive Relationships C. Course 3: Decision Making and Problem Solving D. Course 4: Assessing Risk for Escalating Behavior E. Course 5: Early Crisis Intervention F. Course 6. North Carolina Statues and Administrative Codes Section 5: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributors C. References D. Resources E. Exam

Instructor: David Morstad, M.Ed.
David Morstad, M.Ed., has served as a Corporate Director of Training, VP/Communications, and is a veteran of nearly forty years in the human services field. He is a Fellow of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and a sought-after writer and speaker on issues of leadership in the disability field. Disclosure: David Morstad, M.Ed. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: Joseph Murphy, Ph.D.
Dr. Joseph Murphy, Ph.D. is a Clinical and Research Psychologist who has extensive clinical and administrative expertise working in the field of Behavioral healthcare at the county and state levels in California, Maryland, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. He has served as a Federal contractor in Behavioral Health. His work supported research at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, the Military Operational Medicine Psychological Research Program at Ft. Detrick, and the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, Silver Spring, MD. For nine years he was the Director of State Operated Mental Health programs for At-Risk youth in Butner, North Carolina. He developed a number of webinars and a Peer Training course in Older Adult Behavioral Health Literacy for the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, and National Libraries of Medicine. He served as Director of a Wellness and Recovery program in Gaithersburg, MD. Disclosure: Joseph Murphy, Ph.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: General Staff; in the following settings: Intellectual Developmental Disabilities.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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