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Crisis Prevention Institute Case Study

Elgin School District U-46


This case study of Elgin School District U-46 is based on a June 2016 survey of Crisis Prevention Institute customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“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.).”

“We have seen the number of fights as well as student-on-student conflict reduced. We have had staff report that the techniques have helped them with difficult situations. We have been able to gain consistency in the implementations of these techniques in order to reduce the further growth of a crisis event. We have seen out-of-school suspensions reduced over 8 years by over 75% and expulsions for assault on staff reduced by over 60%.”

“We are using the CPI COPING Model(SM) as our re-entry plan for students after exclusionary discipline is used. We have become more organized in the use and outcomes of restraints.”

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


  • Sought Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training to:
    • Reduce workplace violence rate
    • Improve organizational culture
    • Improve staff confidence in working with challenging student behaviors
    • Improve staff skills in managing behaviors


  • Categorizes their school as:
    • An urban school
    • A suburban school


  • Reduced challenging / disruptive behaviors by over 50% since implementing CPI de-escalation techniques.
  • Agrees that the enhanced content has helped them, their staff, and their school (for example, their trainings are more relevant for more staff, they’re able to train more staff such as general education teachers, the staff have more risk assessment skills, the staff have more disengagement skills, and the staff have more skills to reduce restraint use).”
  • Achieved return on investment with CPI by improving staff skills and confidence.

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