NVCI Initial Training - October 20


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Registration Closed.
Last Date to Register: 10/17/2021 12:01 AM
Last Date to Cancel: 10/17/2021 12:01 AM
Agency: CESA 2
Agency Contact: Kristi Kimberlin
Agency Assistant: Kayla Kolstad 262-473-1473
Location: CESA 2 - Whitewater
1221 Innovation Drive
Whitewater, WI 53190
Facility: Room 111
10/20/2021 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM

Presenters: Kristi Kimberlin and Stacy Duffy


At this event, participants will receive their initial training in NVCI. This training helps staff assess a student's behaviors (verbal and non-verbal) to identify when they may be feeling anxious. Staff are trained to intervene quickly with support to deescalate the student. Staff are also trained to be mindful of their own actions, behaviors and words as what they say and do will affect the student. Participants are given specific tools on how to intervene with a student in crisis in the most appropriate and least restrictive way. Finally, staff will learn disengagement and holding skills to only be used if needed as a last resort during a crisis situation. Participants will receive a Blue Card from CPI to show they are certified in NVCI.

Please note: face masks will be required during the practice of disengagement skills and holds.

Price: $245.00

About the Presenter:

Kristi KimberlinKristi Kimberlin is a Social Worker for CESA 2. She joins CESA 2 from Indianapolis, IN where she has over 20 years experience working with children, families, and schools. Her background includes work in private practice, school social work and counseling, and health education. Kristi holds an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and a Master's degree in Social Work with special certifications in School Counseling and in working with the emotional and social health of young children. Providing life-skills programming to students in the classroom is a passion of hers, along with coaching and supporting those working with children.




Stacy Duffy, the Transition and Identification Specialist at CESA 2, is an accomplished special education teacher and transition coordinator with a Master's Degree in Education.  She comes to CESA 2 with experience in transition planning for students with disabilities, collaborating with districts, students, families and community agencies to improve postsecondary outcomes for students with disabilities, working with postsecondary education partners, ACP, the CCR IEP process,  Project SEARCH, co-teaching at the secondary level, UDL, and NVCI.  


In-Person Events: Participants who are fully vaccinated are not required to wear a mask when attending events at CESA 2. Participants who are not fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask when attending events at CESA 2. Please be respectful of other participants’ comfort levels. Until further notice, workshops will be limited to 50 participants. Social distancing should be self-monitored at each participant’s comfort level.

Cancellation Policy: Registered participants will receive a refund if they cancel prior to 3 working days before an event, minus any material costs that have already been incurred. Cancellations must either be made on MyQuickReg or by emailing Because of our commitment to the presenter and the food vendor, participants who cancel less than 3 working days prior to the event or who do not attend the event, will be billed the full fee. CESA 2 reserves the right to cancel any event. Registered participants will be notified via phone and email if a cancellation occurs and will receive a full refund. 

Inclement Weather Policy: Every effort will be made to hold an event. CESA 2 will notify participants via email as soon as possible if an event has been cancelled due to weather conditions.

Disclaimer: CESA 2 will do its best to accommodate general dietary requests; if your dietary need is very specific or severe, you may want to bring your own lunch to ensure your comfort and health. CESA 2 does not assume liability for adverse reactions to food consumed or items one may come into contact with while eating at a CESA 2 event. If you have a dietary need or food allergy, please go into your MyQuickReg profile and update the special accommodations section. Notice of a special dietary need must be made 2 weeks in advance of the event.

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