Crisis Prevention and Intervention training held at recent Board of DD meeting


The Logan County Board of Developmental Disabilities (LCBDD) at their recent meeting held training on Crisis Prevention and Intervention (CPI) presented by RTC Program Manager, Christy McGill.
CPI training provides the de-escalation techniques and behavior management strategies you need to create a culture of safety. It provides staff with the skills to safely recognize and respond to everyday crisis situations. An effective response to crisis situations is often the key to avoiding a physical confrontation with an individual in distress.

Mrs. McGill states this method teaches staff to: remain calm, isolate the individual, watch their body language, keep it simple, and use reflective questioning. During employee training, techniques such as verbal de-escalation and non-violent crisis intervention are taught. The guiding philosophy behind CPI is Care, Welfare, Safety and Security for Everyone.

In other news, the board welcomed a new employee, Michael Goetz, back in early September. Mike is an SSA and has a great passion for working with individuals with disabilities.

Lastly, October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, celebrating the contributions of America’s workers with disabilities and inclusive places of employment. LCBDD has featured radio ads and stories throughout the month, including Rob Richard and his staff at Vicarios’s Pizza. Rob hired Joe VanVoorhis and Quentin Miller a few months ago. He says this has been one of the best decisions he has made.

“These two individuals are awesome employees who show others the pride and value of a hard day’s work.”

To view a video of Joe and Quentin at work, check out our Facebook page at

For more information about employing people with disabilities, contact LCBDD at 937-592-0015 or RTC at 937-592-0534.

Board meetings are held the first Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at 1851 St. Rt. 47 West, Bellefontaine. The next meeting will be held on November 3.