Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI)

The Non-Violent Crisis Intervention® training program is a holistic behavior management system based on the philosophy of providing the best care, welfare, safety, and security for staff and those in their care, even during the most violent moments. The program focuses on preventing disruptive behavior by communicating with individuals respectfully and with concern for their well-being. The program teaches physical interventions to be used only as a last resort-when an individual presents an imminent danger to self or others-and all physical interventions taught are designed to be non-harmful, non-invasive, and to maintain the individual’s dignity. Follow-up debriefing strategies are also key components of the training program.

This training will benefit any school staff members who may find themselves in a position to intervene or diffuse a potentially physical or violent situation, including teachers, paraprofessionals, principals, guidance counselors, social workers, office personnel and psychologists.

Trainings include:

  • Initial NVCI Trainings-held throughout the school year at CESA 2
  • Refresher NVCI Training
  • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Refresher Training in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • NVCI Initial and Refresher Trainings can be scheduled in your school district, along with personalized plans for follow-up support

Quotes from training participants:

Learned to safely deal with escalating behaviors

Feel confident to use techniques with students in my classroom

Feel better about providing safe Non-Violent Crisis Intervention®

I have learned new techniques to help stop behaviors before they escalate


NVCI Brochure

Last Updated: 7/22/15