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

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

This course will train those providing the training for non-violent crisis intervention. The content of this course will address how to use instructional materials and the implementation of competency assessments for techniques related to releases from physical holds, bites, hair pulls and other forms of attack that could be encountered while working with consumers of mental health, developmental disabilities, substance abuse, or other healthcare services. This course will promote the safe intervention and prevention of crisis situations in home, community, or residential settings with the goal of reducing the need for restraint, seclusion, or timeout. While the methods for intervening for specific situations should follow this instruction and the guidance of your organization’s policies, you, as the one training the trainers, should add specific content as it relates to the populations served by those who will eventually training staff. Methods and tips for training adult learners will be included in this course. You are also encouraged to use your experience and knowledge of the population and staff you work with to make the training meaningful and relevant to the needs of those whom you are training.


Hours: 1.50


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Course Details

Course Code: REL-CV-0-TT2
Hours: 1.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2023
Learning Objectives:
Deliver teaching strategies for instruction in non-violent crisis intervention training
Provide content for trainers to use in non-violent crisis intervention training
Provide content and strategies for non-violent crisis intervention training to ensure safety and dignity

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Teaching Adult Learners C. Some Tried and True Ways to Improve Training for Adult Learners D. Tips for Training E. Teaching Physical Restraint and Safety Maneuvers F. Core Topics for Presentation by the Trainer G. Review H. Summary Section 3: Teaching The Physical Techniques I. Before and During the Class J. Instructing the Physical Techniques K. Teaching Challenges L. Core Physical Techniques M. Key Points – Therapeutic Holds N. Walks O. Simple Hold Releases P. Bites Q. Complex Hold Releases R. Chokes S. Bear hugs T. Full Nelson U. Headlocks V. Optional Physical Techniques W. Walks X. Review Y. Summary Section 4: Conclusion Z. Summary AA. Course Contributors BB. Resources References Congratulations! Exam BrainSparks

Instructor: Nellie Galindo, MSW, MSPH
Nellie Galindo received her Masters of Social Work and Masters of Science in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has worked with individuals with disabilities in several different settings, including working as a direct service provider for individuals with mental illness and leading a youth program for young adults with disabilities. She has facilitated and created trainings for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the areas of self-advocacy, healthy relationships, sexual health education, and violence and abuse prevention. Mrs. Galindo has worked in state government assisting individuals with disabilities obtain accessible health information in their communities, as well as utilizing the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure equal access to healthcare services. Disclosure: Nellie Galindo, MSW, MSPH has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: Rhonda Davin, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Dr. Rhonda Davin is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over 25 years of experience in the fields of developmental disabilities and autism. She has served the field as a teacher, college professor, consultant and expert witness. She started Behavior Consulting Services which provided direct behavior analytic services to children with autism and their families. She has supervised and mentored several behavior analysts and service providers currently practicing in the field today. Dr. Davin has also provided technical assistance for large scale organizational change efforts in the area of Positive Behavior Supports. Disclosure: Rhonda Davin, Ph.D., BCBA-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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