PCMA News and Events

New PCM Instructor Certification Course added!



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Exciting New Book! Adventures In Special Education

This book is intended to assist behavior analysts, special educators, and other professionals in their treatment of persons with disabilities who exhibit behavior problems in classroom settings. If you’re trying to understand behavior so that you can figure out 1) how you can behave differently, 2) how to change the environment, and 3)how to pick skills to teach, then this book is for you. The book contains 45 minutes of video of Dr. Winston as he introduces each chapter and there is also a bonus embedded PowerPoint presentation on how to reduce/eliminate restraint use.

"Dr. Winston’s book is a great read for all parents, educators and anyone who deals with students with behavioral challenges, whether they have disabilities or no labels at all. The real life examples were both humorous and thought provoking. I believe this book will make a big change in how we all look at labels, reinforcement, and many other things that affect how we treat and educate children. It will make us better practitioners, parents and educators. I would highly recommend this book and I plan to use it for training my own staff.”

- Patty Corrigan


Testimonials
"The (Palm Beach County) school district annually trains approximately 375 staff in initial PCM procedures and re-certifies approximately 450 staff. In my 16 years as a PCM instructor, which includes 15 years in my current position, no students or staff have been injured implementing PCM procedures. I am very familiar with other restraint procedures; in fact I was a certified trainer in others. I do not think that any other crisis management programs are as safe, effective, or implemented with the individual's dignity in mind. PCM is a complete crisis management system in which the verbal de-escalation is as important as any physical interventions. PCMA staff are always available via telephone and e-mail to answer any of our questions or to provide assistance...It is without hesitation that I would recommend Professional Crisis Management to any school district or institute that has exceptional students with various degrees of dangerous behaviors."

Pamela R. Tepsic
Director of Special Education




"The Mt. Pleasant Center is currently using the Nexxus Gate, LLC Incident Management System and Restraint Tracking System. These programs have been a life saver! They have saved us an enormous amount of time in entry, tracking and report building. The ability to export the information into a word document has allowed the data and reports to be shared quickly and accurately with the persons and committees that need the information to continue to improve the quality of the services we provide to our residents. The personal service received for adapting the program to meet our needs has been excellent. Nexxus Gate exceeded all expectations for speed, accuracy and a true understanding of what we needed the programs to do! "

Dawn Gilstad
Quality Assurance and Risk Management