LAKE WORTH, Texas, June 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Lake Worth Independent School District has taken the initiative to implement Crisis Prevention Institute's (CPI) Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® program across their entire school district. Although the district has been using this training program since 2009, they have recently made the decision to train all 350 staff members across their six district campuses. The initiative began on March 26, 2019 when staff members from each campus completed CPI's Instructor Certification Program.
With behavioral issues in the classroom on the rise, Lake Worth Independent School District, like many systems across the country, decided they need help. In fact, 64 percent of teachers say that they need more professional development and training to meet the needs of students with behavioral issuesi.
Assistant Superintendent Cassandra Darst, Ph.D., is a tremendous advocate for CPI's training and sees it as a solution to address the behavioral concerns and classroom management issues that continue to rise on a national scale. "If we don't do something about that, we are going to lose teachers. We are going to lose administrators, and we are not going to be able to educate kids," she said. To finance the project, they are using funds obtained from the STOP School Violence Prevention and Mental Health Training Program Grant. "At Lake Worth ISD we want to be proactive, not reactive. We want to equip our staff with the necessary skills so we can maintain a safe learning environment for our students."
Learn more about Lake Worth ISD and their innovative approach to classroom management at crisisprevention.com/ClassroomManagement.
The Crisis Prevention Institute is an international training organization committed to the best practices and safe behavior management methods that focus on prevention. Founded in 1980, it has been their mission to reduce the likelihood and severity of workplace violence incidents. Over 17,000 facilities, 37,000 Certified Instructors, and 15 million trained professionals trust CPI to help create more confident and productive employees. Learn more at crisisprevention.com.
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i Classroom Behavior Problems Increasing, Teachers Say. (n.d.). Retrieved May 1, 2019, from https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/articles/teaching-content/classroom-behavior-problems-increasing-teachers-say/
SOURCE Crisis Prevention Institute