Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (CPI) Training - New Certifications

January 11, 2022 and January 12, 2022

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM each day

This training is only available to educators within Van Buren County.


Registration open through 1/6/2022 12:00 PM


Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® is a program developed by the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI). With a core philosophy of providing for the care, welfare, safety, and security of everyone involved in a crisis situation, the program's proven strategies give service providers and educators the skills to safely and effectively respond to anxious, hostile, or violent behavior while balancing the responsibilities of care. This course strives to help understand individuals, prevent escalation, and know what to do if a crisis is unavoidable.


A certification card will be issued at completion.



Graig is a behavioral interventionist for VBISD and has 20 years of experience working with students with behavioral challenges. He has worked in the local districts supporting transitions and behavioral planning for students. He also has been a Master Level Crisis Prevention Intervention Trainer for more than 10 years.


Matt is a consultant at Van Buren ISD. He received his bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders from Wayne State University and his master’s degree in speech language pathology from Eastern Michigan University. Matt has 7 years of experience as a speech-language pathologist working with students from pre-k to age 26. He also has 3 years of experience as a VBISD program consultant. He brings expertise in the areas of behavior intervention, Crisis Prevention and Intervention, Communication, augmented and alternative communication, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Matt was a 2019 recipient of the Excellence in Education award.

Continuing Education
SCECH: Hours - 12

Event Cost

$35.00 - lunch is included

Intended Audience



Teachers, SSW, Counselors, Paraprofessionals, Buiding Principals, Office Staff, Cafeteria and
Maintenance Staff



This training is only available to educators within Van Buren County.


Van Buren CTC

811 Hazen Street, Paw Paw, MI 49079

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About Us



The Van Buren ISD Instructional Services Team is comprised of a unique team of individuals with various expertise working together to provide schools with resources, training and coaching with the whole child in mind. Our team is made up of literacy coaches, MTSS coordinators, and mental health clinicians. Each of us have our own areas of knowledge and training that allow us to collectively assist schools in addressing both learning and social emotional needs for students and staff within and beyond Van Buren County.