Missoula Probation & Parole Office
Instructor(s): Jim Pagels
Missoula P&P Office
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This class is a Pre-Requisite for MORRA Training
To provide practitioners, who are working with resistive, chemically dependent or criminal populations, with specific knowledge, skills and techniques to more effectively reduce offender resistance, increase offender motivation to change, and reduce individual criminal risk.
The specific areas that will be examined are:
Effective interventions with this population
Human factors related to resistance to change
Communication techniques designed to increase motivation
“Stages of Change” as it applies in corrections
Basic Communication Skills
Who should attend: This course is designed for correctional professionals with direct contact with offenders on a regular basis, particularly those with supervisory authority over offenders.
Verbal Defense & InfluenceTuesday, May 4, 8:00 AM » 12:00 PM
Verbal Defense & Influence Instructor: Dave Garcia
Date: May 4, 2021 (Tuesday) Time: 8:00am-12:00pm Location: Montana Women's Prison, 701 South 27th St, Billings
Purpose: This nationally recognized training has very specific goals; increase officer safety, enhance professionalism and reduce complaints, vicarious liability and personal stress. The training provides officers with the principles and tactics to use "Presence of Words," to calm difficult people who maybe under severe emotional or other influences and diffuse potentially dangerous situations by redirecting hostile behavior.
Who should attend: All Employees!
To Register - Contact:
Tim Hosa, 406-247-5118, THosa@mt.gov
Crisis Intervention & De-Escalation TechniquesTuesday, May 4, 1:00 PM » 5:00 PM
Students will have the knowledge of Crisis Intervention, how to recognize if someone is in a crisis state, some common causes and some intervention techniques. Students will demonstrate how to properly use the Intervention Concepts, Active Listening Skills and 8 standardized de-escalation techniques when handling anyone in a crisis state.