Below are the Full Day sessions. 

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Session name: Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (Basic Certification)

Presenter: Jared Richards & Joel Stange

Date and time: Wednesday, October 16th, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Laurier Room – Coronet Hotel (Travelodge)

Description: Gain a basic understanding of crisis intervention methods. On the first day of NVCI training, the emphasis is on early intervention and nonphysical methods for preventing or managing disruptive behavior. CPI’s disengagement skills are also demonstrated and practiced in this seminar to prepare staff to safely remove themselves and others from a dangerous situation. You’ll learn:

* How to identify behaviors that could lead to a crisis.

* How to most effectively respond to each behavior to prevent the situation from escalating.

* How to use verbal and nonverbal techniques to diffuse hostile behavior and resolve a crisis before it can become violent.

* How to cope with your own fear and anxiety.

* How to assess risk levels and consider the issues that impact decision making.

* How to use CPI’s disengagement skills to avoid injury if behavior becomes physical.

Maximum of 20 participants

This Session is currently full

Session name: Common Traditional Medicine

Presenter: Glenda Abbott

Date and time: Wednesday, October 16th, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Ballroom – Coronet Hotel (Travelodge)

Maximum of 30 participants

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Session name: 6 STRATEGIES for Assisting Kids with AUTISM

Date and time: Wednesday, October 16th, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Prince Albert Inn

Includes Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) Refresher for those currently certified.

Learn strategies to address the unique needs and to provide support to students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Henry Goertzen and Chris de Feijter (NVCI Master Instructors) will host a Full Day Seminar for NLSD teachers. Participants learn to organize their thinking about how behaviour escalates and why those behaviours occur in students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other communication challenges. In addition, participants learn how to prevent those behaviours from occurring, and how to intervene effectively using 6 research-based strategies.

This Seminar is open to anyone who wants to learn about Autism, and especially for participants with current NVCI certification (but not required).

You’ll learn:

  • A basic understanding of ASD.
  • How ASD affects behaviour.
  • Adaptations of NVCI concepts.
  • 6 Strategies to address the unique needs and learning styles of students with ASD.
  • How to quickly assess escalating behaviour.
  • Supports for students with self-injurious behaviours.

You will have developed a much deeper understanding of the basic concepts of NVCI, as well as how to apply these concepts when working with students with ASD. After attending the full day, each NVCI certified participant will walk away with official recertification from the Crisis Prevention Institute (Blue Card Certificate).

Maximum group size: 15, minimum group size: 2.

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Session name: Bus Training

Presenter: Steve Hopper

Date and time: Wednesday, October 16th, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Laurier Room – Coronet Hotel (Travelodge)

Description: This is the training to drive the NLSD white bus.

Maximum of 50 participants

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