Monday, March 5, 2018, 8 AM - 5 PM
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Ophir Elementary School Library
46465 Gallatin Road
(30 miles south of Gallatin Gateway)
Big Sky, MT 59716

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Jennifer Brekke
Southwest Montana School Services
406-624-3336 ext. 0



~ Monday, March 5, 2018 in Big Sky ~

The Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training program is a safe, nonharmful behavior management system designed to help human service providers give the best possible care, welfare, safety and security to disruptive, assaultive, and out-of-control individuals.

Time and time again, the principles and techniques taught in this program have been proven to be effective in resolving potentially violent situations. By participating in this program, you will gain the skills and confidence necessary to handle crisis situations with minimal anxiety and maximum security. This training will help you intervene more safely when behavior becomes dangerous. And most importantly, it won't damage the professional bond you've worked so hard to establish with the individuals in your care.

This one-day crisis prevention training session emphasizes early intervention and nonphysical methods for preventing or managing disruptive behavior. Your hands-on session will include the study and practice of crisis prevention methods, including restraint positions, transport techniques, and team strategies.

~ 8 OPI Renewal Units Available ~


In this class you will learn how to: 

  • Organize your thoughts about responding to agitated, disruptive, and assaultive individuals;
  • Focus on alternatives when a person loses control and becomes violent;
  • Use techniques to control your own anxieties during interventions and maintain the best possible professional attitude;
  • Use nonverbal, paraverbal, verbal, and physical intervention skills;
  • Work as a team to resolve disruptive and dangerous situations effectively, safely, and respectfully.

It is important to view Nonviolent Crisis Intervention training as an ongoing process rather than a one-time event.

Past Participant Testimonial

 One of our participants was able to use the skills she learned from this program a month after her class, stating the training "made me feel empowered in a situation where emotions were running high. Before this training the only thing I could do for safety was to do a room clear which caused more stress for a few of our students. I think all teachers or anyone working with children should receive this training." - LeAnne Grote, BSD7 Paraprofessional

Coffee and lunch will be provided. We look forward to having you attend!

Per the instructor's request, registration will be capped at 25 participants.

PLEASE NOTE: if you do not receive an email regarding your successful registration immediately after registering YOUR REGISTRATION IS NOT COMPLETE. Please contact Jennifer Brekke @ 406-624-3336 ext. 0 immediately.