EBPI is scheduled to go live August 1, 2018. This innovative technological advance to deliver quality training for Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Developmental Disabilities provider staff. Evidence Based Protective Interventions (EBPI) is An Approved Curriculum for the Use of De-escalation Strategies and Restrictive Interventions that has three levels of certification:
There are three levels of certification in EBPI:
1) Prevent only (Phase I);
2) Base (Phase II) Base physical techniques); and
3) Base+ (Phase I, Phase II Base physical techniques, and Phase III agency specific Optional Techniques).
The online portion covers the initial prevention level (Phase I). Staff are able to log in and gain access to the alternatives to restrictive intervention portions (Hands Off) information. The information is divided into five (5) units. There is a quiz after each unit that tests the participants knowledge of that unit or competency. Once the participant is successful collecting the competency they continue to move on until they complete the informational portion of the course. Prior to taking the final exam on the site the participant must participate in a live webinar with a trainer where the trainer summarizes the information and facilitate discussion with the current participants regarding questions that the participants may have. Once participants compete the webinar they are then able to take the final exam and pass with 80% prior to becoming certified in the prevention phase of the curriculum.