If your staff are relatively new to the CPS model, a half- or full-day workshop will provide a general overview of the CPS model (key themes, use of assessment instrumentation, and solving problems collaboratively), and can be provided either on-site or by webinar.
A two-day training provides a more intensive overview of the CPS model. The addition of the second day allows more time for video examples, practice, processing, discussion, and questions. These trainings are available either on-site or virtually.
For schools and facilities that want a more intensive training experience, there are two options: a 6-week proficiency training (for those that aren’t quite ready to jump in with both feet) and our 12+3 proficiency training (If your school or facility is ready to commit to implementation of the CPS model). (Schools and facilities that start with the 6-week training can apply those weeks to the 12+3 training.) Either way, a Lives in the Balance trainer works with 8-10 staff (known as the “core group”) by teleconference to help them become proficient in the key facets of the CPS model. Participants submit work samples to the trainer on a weekly basis and participate in weekly one-hour weekly group coaching and feedback sessions. For the 12+3 proficiency training, an additional three sessions are held with school administrators and other key staff to monitor progress and review structural changes that may be necessary to ensure the success of implementation.
No, we’re not going to teach staff how to de-escalate or safely restrain and seclude children. Those are crisis management procedures. Instead, we’re going to help staff become almost totally proactive in identifying the expectations students are having difficulty meeting and then solving those problems collaboratively and proactively. Then we’re going to watch your rates of restraints and seclusions plummet.