PCM Training Information 
 
 

PCM Training Requirements:

LevelInitial Training
Requirements
Co-TrainingRe-certification
Requirements
Cost for Training
at 916
(per person)
 
Cost for Training
at your District
(1 Instructor)
Instructor30 hours22 hours
(one time only)
Annually - 8 hrs
(over 2 days)
 
Practitioner 222 hours (3.5 days)XAnnually - 8 hrs
(suggested over 2 days)
$260.00$1,000.00
Practitioner 118 hours (3 days)XAnnually - 7 hrs$225.00$750.00
Practitioner14 hours (2 days)XAnnually - 7 hrs$150.00$500.00
Basic6 hours (1 day)XAnnually - 2 hrs$75.00$250.00
Recertification------$75.00$250.00
 (Cost for training at your district is for instructor only; there will be additional costs for necessary materials)


Training Class Size:
          1 Instructor - up to 10 participants
             2 Instructors - up to 15 participants
 
 
 

Main Components of Professional Crisis Management (PCM) Training:

Crisis Prevention – by concentrating on teaching skills and changing the individual's environment, it is possible to prevent those behaviors that can lead to crisis.  Staff can decrease the overall number of crisis behaviors that may occur.

Crisis De-escalation – component builds upon the ground-work established during the prevention process.  Participants learn strategies for prompting individuals to use the skills they learned during prevention.  This enables staff to quickly and safely neutralize an escalating situation before it becomes necessary to physically intervene.

Crisis Intervention – component teaches participants to rapidly stabilize and contain even the most severe crisis behaviors by utilizing painless physical procedures that totally avoid the use of awkward positioning and physical pain.  By using these types of painless procedures, the staff preserve the dignity of the individual while maintaining a positive clinical relationship, as well as assisting the individual in regaining control.

Post-Crisis Intervention – component provides participants with the skills necessary to reintegrate the individual into their regular treatment and teaching programs.  Participants will learn how to conduct post-crisis analysis which includes ways of improving future interactions in a crisis situation.

 
 

Procedures

Non-Physical

Physical

Certification
Level
Prevention
De-escalation
Personal
Safety
TransportationVertical
Holding
Prone Holding
Instructor                  Can use all procedures and teach Practioners
Practitioner 2YESYESYESYESYES
Practitioner 1YESYESYESYESNO
PractitionerYESYESYESNO NO
BasicYESNONONO NO
 
 

Level Descriptions:

BasicCertifies participants to practice all of the PCM non-physical strategies

PractitionerCertifies participants to practice all verbal interactions, personal safety and
transportation procedures

Practitioner 1Certifies participants to practice all verbal interactions, personal safety,
transportation and all immobilization procedures

Practitioner 2Certifies participants to practice all verbal interactions, personal safety,
transportation and vertical immobilization

InstructorCertifies participants to teach and practice all procedures
 

 
For more information, or to schedule training, contact:
 
Pam Sullivan
Related Services
651-415-5550
 
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