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Case Study: Elgin School District U 46


This case study of Elgin School District U-46 is based on a December 2015 survey of Crisis Prevention Institute customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“In the first year of implementation, we reduced incidents of assault on staff by 90% through a strategy on how to effectively break up fights. Since then, assault on staff has remained low. Our out-of-school suspensions have been reduced by 75% over 5 years. Our fights continue to decrease year after year.”

“CPI has improved staff de-escalation skills, overall safety, and has become ingrained in our training.”

“Using CPI training has led to improved student outcomes because of an increase in direct instruction time (For instance, test scores, student grades, graduation rates, etc.).”

“Instructor Services reduces my anxiety, provides the services I need in a pinch or even when I plan (lowering my anxiety), and provides advice or resources to improve my service delivery. "

“CPI training has brought a great deal of stability for our 5000-person staff in dealing with agitated and escalated behavior. CPI also offers more in-depth courses in bullying, trauma-informed care, fights, school bus safety, and more. CPI is one solution, consistent, reliable, evidence-based, and provides an initiative for our staff to begin using these techniques the day after training was conducted.”


Sought Nonviolent Crisis Intervention training in order to:

  • Reduce workplace violence rate
  • Improve school culture
  • Improve staff confidence in working with challenging student behaviors
  • Improve staff skills in managing behaviors


  • Categorizes their school as:
    • A suburban school
    • A public school
    • A special education school
    • A general education school
  • Have gone through the following CPI advanced training programs:
    • Trauma-Informed Care
    • Enhancing Verbal Skills


  • Reduced challenging / disruptive student behaviors by 50—75% since implementing CPI de-escalation techniques.

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