ABS106 - Non Violent Crisis Intervention Program

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Subject Title
Non Violent Crisis Intervention Program

Subject Description
As part of the Field Placement 1 course, students are required to successfully complete a certificate course in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention ®. Nonviolent Crisis Intervention ® is a safe behaviour management system designed to help service providers provide the best possible care to individuals who may be assaultive, disruptive or out of control, even during the most violent moments. The skills and strategies taught in the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention ® program work well in conjunction with proactive support behaviour plans. The two-day Nonviolent Crisis Intervention ® Program is being offered only to students in the Autism and Behavioural Science Ontario Graduate Certificate Program.

Credit Status
Non-credit.The program is a requirement of the Autism Behavioural Science Ontario Graduate Certificate Program. Students will receive a certificate of attendance

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Apply knowledge of crisis prevention and intervention strategies to hypothetical and real life situations.

2. Follow up on incidents using debriefing and reporting procedures appropriate to field placement or work settings.

3. Identify useful nonverbal and verbal techniques in the prevention or de-escalation of acting out behaviour.

4. Understand and demonstrate physical principles of personal safety techniques to avoid client and staff injury.

5. Build therapeutic post-intervention techniques to aid the individual in coping with crisis situations.

Vocational Learning Outcomes: Autism and Behavioural Science Program
1. Assess and analyze the characteristics, skills, and behaviour of individuals with ASD to effectively implement evidence-based behavioural interventions.
2. Design and implement effective behavioural intervention plans under appropriate supervision and based on the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA).
3. Evaluate the effectiveness of behavioural intervention plans based on the principles of ABA.
4. Work collaboratively with families, teams, service providers, and the broader community to respond to the learning and behavioural needs of individuals with ASD.
5. Design, implement, and evaluate as part of a team, ABA based transition plans for individuals with ASD.
6. Comply with established ethical principles and professional guidelines.
7. Provide leadership in the promotion and provision of services to meet the needs of individuals with ASD and their families.
8. Evaluate empirical evidence in order to select appropriate interventions for individuals with ASD.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.


Field Placement I 

Topic Outline

Mode of Instruction

Prescribed Texts
Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Participant Workbook

Reference Material

Required Supplies

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
Test to be completed at the end of  the workshop.

All students are required to be in attendance for the entire program.


Approved by: Lisa Somers