Read the Latest Addition to the CPI Article Library: “Defining Workplace Bullying”

Read the latest addition to the CPI article library, “Defining Workplace Bullying,” by Bill Badzmierowski, CPI’s Prepare Training® director of Instructor Services, about the many complicated factors that contribute to workplace bullying and harassment.

Changes at Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex Reflect Shift in Therapeutic Philosophy

The Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex in WI has undergone changes including adding special, separate units for vulnerable and/or violent residents in an effort to de-escalate these individuals from stages of agitation, according to a recent article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The complex will minimize use of seclusion and restraints on residents. Additionally, as part of the complex’s overhaul, staff have been retrained in caring for individuals who have experienced trauma.

The updated complex also includes a sensory room and a space for practicing yoga.

View “Specialized Units Show Change in Mental Health Complex’s Philosophy” in its entirety.


Brain Size May Offer Clues About Alzheimer’s Disease

A study in Neurology suggests that the size of different areas of the brain could predict the likelihood of symptoms associated with early Alzheimer’s disease.

The findings were based on three years of research conducted with 159 people with an average age of 76 who did not have Alzheimer’s at the beginning of the study. Researchers used brain imaging to measure the thicknesses of different areas of the brain based on other research that already suggests that certain areas of the brain shrink in those with Alzheimer’s disease.

View “Does Brain Size Matter in Clues to Alzheimer’s” in its entirety.

Wyoming Students Report Increase in Bullying

The state of Wyoming released a survey indicating that over half of its middle school students have been bullied on school grounds in 2011, and that a quarter of them admitted to bullying other students. Findings also revealed that more female students reported being bullied than male students.

View “Wyoming Students Report Increases in Bullying, Being Bullied” in its entirety.

Ohio Updates Mental Health Administrative Code to Include Chapter on Seclusion and Restraint

Ohio amended its Administrative Code for the Ohio Department of Mental Health Certification Standards to include Chapter 5122-26-16: Seclusion, Restraint, and Time-Out, effective January 1, 2012. This rule provides general requirements for use and reduction of seclusion and restraint.

Read more about the update on