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Crisis Prevention Institute Case Study

Indiana Public Schools – Wendi Campbell


This case study of Indiana Public Schools is based on a June 2016 survey of Crisis Prevention Institute customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“In our district, CPI training is mandated for Indiana’s restraint and seclusion law as well as school policy. It prevents staff and students from experiencing potential harm and it equips staff to handle a range of situations from escalating behaviors up to potentially dangerous behaviors.”

“When in CPI training, staff members have the opportunity to share concerns and ask questions. I have heard multiple times that the training helps them hear that they are not isolated in dealing with problem behaviors in their own schools. It gives all a chance to come to a common solution.”

“CPI improved staff de-escalation skills, improved 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.)”


  • Sought Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training to:
    • Meet regulatory compliance
    • Improve staff confidence in working with challenging student behaviors
    • Improve staff skills in managing behaviors


  • Categorizes their school as:
    • A rural school
    • A public school
    • A special education school
    • A general education school


  • Reduced challenging/disruptive behaviors by 40—49% since implementing CPI de-escalation techniques
  • Decreased the use of physical restraint and seclusion by 50—74% since implementing CPI training
  • Agrees that the enhanced content has helped them, their staff, and their school.
  • Achieved return on investment with CPI by:
    • Meeting regulatory compliance
    • Reducing injuries
    • Improving staff skills and confidence

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