Frequently Asked Questions
Are any of your resources translated to other languages? How do I find them?
At every tier of the Pyramid Model, practitioners and programs should consider strategies that welcome and support diverse families, including providing materials and communications in the family’s native language. With that goal, NCPMI is working on expanding our resource library as resources permit.
To find all resources in a specific language, go to the resource library and use the ‘Language’ filter option to select from one of the available languages.
Have you translated one of our resources? Share it with us so everyone can benefit! Contact Sarah Payton at email@example.com.
How can I order one of the CSEFEL DVDs (e.g. “Promoting Social Emotional Competencies” video)?
DVDs are no longer for being sold. The videos are available for viewing or download in our resource library.
How can I get printed copies of your resources or newsletters?
Unfortunately, we do not provide printed versions of our materials. Users are welcome and encouraged to print and share any of the resources on our website.
Can we post/share your resources on our website/social media/training?
How is NCPMI related to the Pyramid Model training program in my state?
While NCPMI is a national technical assistance center supporting implementation of the Pyramid Model nationwide, some states have established their own state- and privately-funded program to support the implementation of the Pyramid Model. Both NCPMI and state Pyramid Model centers share the common mission of implementation of the Pyramid Model. These centers regularly use the NCPMI materials and may also participate in the annual NTI conference, which is hosted by NCPMI.
How does NCPMI support states and how do states apply for technical assistance?
NCPMI provides various TA opportunities, which vary in degree of intensity and subject matter, to meet a variety of state support needs. Types of TA include:
- Targeted TA - less intensive and focused on information and guidance
- Intensive TA - involves a 2-year commitment, readiness criteria for state implementation and scale-up, and our investment of substantial on-site support by NCPMI faculty
Information about individual TA opportunities and applications are available on the Technical Assistance page. TA opportunities will usually include an informational webinar that will address questions about the TA and application. The following year’s TA opportunities will be posted once available and may change as we respond to state needs and OSEP directives.
It can be a challenge to pull all our teachers together for live/on-site trainings. Are there any other options more convenient to our schedule limitations?
NCPMI collaborates with the Pyramid Model Consortium (PMC) as a training dissemination partner. PMC provides ePyramid modules for on-demand and self-paced learning. Please visit the PMC website for course info and pricing.
Do you do train the trainer trainings on the Pyramid Model?
No. There is no Train-the-Trainer sessions for module training. All materials are downloadable from the website, include trainers’ notes and script.
Do your online trainings provide certificates?
Currently, only webinars created after January 01, 2019 have a certificate of attendance.
After viewing the webinar, go to the evaluation survey URL noted at the end of the webinar. (You may need to type the URL directly into your browser window to access it.) The certificate will appear upon completion of the survey.
How can I attend a training on the Pyramid Model?
NCPMI hosts the annual National Training Institute (NTI) each spring. This training is related to all aspects of implementing the Pyramid Model. Registration for the conference opens around the end of September, and usually fills up by the end of December.
Additionally, you can contact our dissemination partner, the Pyramid Model Consortium, to find a training near you or to request a training for your group.
How can I get trained and certified in TPITOS?
How can I get trained in TPOT
Please contact the Pyramid Model Consortium or Brookes Publishing (the publisher of the TPOT manual) for training information. We also offer a pre-conference TPOT reliability training workshop with the National Training Institute.
I attended the TPITOS or TPOT reliability training at NTI a few years ago. I was wondering how often an administrator of the TPITOS or TPOT should attend training to continue being reliable?
We currently do not have a process outlined for a "refresher,” nor does the training certificate expire for TPOT or TPITOS. This could change in the future. If you are not actively using the tool, you might consider attending the training again after 2 years. Otherwise, the best way to stay current is to intentionally use the tool several times a year and to conduct a TPITOS with a colleague to examine your inter-rater reliability.
I have a child in my classroom with challenging behavior. Can NCPMI give me some advice on how to help this child?
The National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations seeks to improve and support the capacity of state systems and local programs to implement systems of support to improve the social, emotional, and behavioral outcomes of all children. In order to protect the best interests of all children, NCPMI does not provide individual behavioral consultation (including strategies and insight) without having background information, interacted with, or assessed the particular child. We do, however, encourage you to continue use NCPMI as a resource to assist you and your local program in providing support to children who are demonstrating persistent challenging behavior.