Unrestrained: A CPI Podcast

Unrestrained: A CPI Podcast

Here you’ll have a chance to enjoy conversations where professionals on all sides of crisis and behavior management relax and open up about themselves, their workplace, and their clients. You’ll hear unique stories, entertaining anecdotes, and get the latest tips and trends from the best in the business. Tune in often for the opportunity to integrate their experiences with your own.... Show More

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February 24, 2020 33 min

In this podcast interview, training specialist Christian Milovich explains how meaningful refresher training of CPI’s Nonviolent Crisis Prevention® training has become part of the culture at Oaklawn psychiatric services, a state-designated community mental health center serving 4 cities on 4 campuses in northern Indiana.

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January 21, 2020 24 min

Personal support worker Walter Comer of Canada's Victorian Order of Nurses talks about how CPI training helps he and his colleagues stay safe during home visits to people in need, including those with dementia, families with kids on the autism spectrum, new moms, and other people in need.

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Guest Dr. Brienne Downing, a special educator working in Southern California's Santee School District, describes how CPI training has transformed her staff's ability to help students in crisis regain self-control and maintain their baselines through behavior management skills and techniques.

 

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November 20, 2019 29 min

Guest Susan Driscoll, president of CPI, discusses a recent presentation in which she advances the idea that workplace violence in healthcare complicates the care of those served and poses a significant risk for caregivers, clients and visitors. Increased incidents of workplace violence can result in employee injury, lost days of work, increased claims and higher stress levels, leading to employee burnout, turnover, reduced producti...

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October 14, 2019 41 min

In this podcast interview, Healthcare trainer Ted Sandquist of Blackstone Consulting discusses how an appreciation of CPI behavioral models and the concept of an Integrated Experience helped him while performing counter-intelligence for the US military in Japan and Iraq as they do today training healthcare employees in southern California.

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In this podcast interview, Certified Instructor and professor of special education and literacy Dr. Ernest Solar of Mount St. Mary’s University discusses how CPI training improved RA crisis management skills and significantly reduced the number of behavioral incidents reported by resident advisors in the college’s dormitories. Also featured are Dr. Solar's insights about how he uses creative writing exercises and mindfulness tr...

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August 15, 2019 33 min

In this podcast interview, human services SME Linda Welch of Youth Villages, a secure residential treatment center for kids, explains why even though verbal de-escalation is always preferable, physical restraint procedures are sometimes necessary in residential care settings.

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Associate Director of Instructional Intervention for the St. Charles Community Unit School District 303

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Author, Olympian, and Rhodes Scholar Bonnie St. John explains how busy professionals can learn techniques that reduce stress and promote faster recovery from burnout and fatigue in her book Micro-Resilience: Minor Shifts for Major Boosts in Focus, Drive, and Energy.

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Craig Stowell, a 14-year veteran of the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, describes the benefits of verbal de-escalation training, including fewer injuries, reduced litigation, less paperwork, and greater safety for all.

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Health care SMEs Deb Fabert and Joe Anderson of Indiana University Health discuss the transformative effects of a team approach to violence prevention in health care settings.

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February 22, 2019 59 min

Enjoy a voice from points north as CPI Certified Instructor and Inuk Trudy Metcalfe of the Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre shares valuable tips for taking a culturally sensitive approach to facilitating training and managing crisis in the workplace.

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December 14, 2018 32 min

Behavioral health intervention specialist D.C. Foster of the Arizona State Hospital describes how behavioral management techniques help safely manage individuals identified as Serious Mental Illness and Sexually Violent Persons.

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December 3, 2018 46 min

Supervisor Stan Granger of Michigan’s Ingham County Youth Center, a secure, short-term juvenile detention facility, explains why CPI’s behavior management tools are essential in an environment marked by crisis and conflict.

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November 5, 2018 50 min

Veteran behavioral health counselor and Certified Instructor Tom Loftus helps demystify the daunting process of redirecting organizational culture and building collaboration between staff, clients, and communities.

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Episode 60—Haley Huckabee and Corrie Dyson of the Therapy Management Corporation discuss how a staff-wide training initiative has helped them establish a leading role in advancing the quality of person-centered memory care.

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September 28, 2018 41 min

Professor Rowand Robinson shares how the values of Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training can fortify new teachers to enter the classroom with the confidence to face challenges safely and successfully.

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September 12, 2018 31 min

Special educator Briona McKinney shares how the guidance afforded by consistent training can provide the freedom to tailor support more effectively to children impacted by autism spectrum disorder.

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August 29, 2018 52 min

Paul Dix, founder and principal of Pivotal Education, discusses his approach to and tremendous success implementing restorative behavior management strategies in schools.

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