Nonviolent Crisis Intervention training program approved

The Maine Department of Education recently approved CPI’s Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training program as an option for training regarding the use of restraint and seclusion in Maine. This is the first and, so far, only training program approved.

The Maine Department of Education has adopted a comprehensive revision of rules governing restraint and seclusion of students (Rule Chapter 33). The revised rules take effect July 1, 2012. Under the rule, a sufficient number of staff in schools and other covered programs must receive training regarding the use of restraint and seclusion. The training must be obtained from training programs approved by the Department of Education.

To access CPI’s program, visit the Maine DOE’s Approved Training Programs website.

Additional training programs may be approved in the future. For a list of approved programs and information about the requirements for training in the use of restraints and seclusion, visit the Maine DOE’s Restraints and Seclusion website.

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