“A highly recommended course, 10 out of 10. I am much more confident in my ability to handle verbal confrontation since attending this course. Excellent information, very clear, concise, easy to understand, and easy to implement.”

B. Collins
— Probation Officer, VA

“Simple and respectful. The physical techniques taught will work in real crisis situations due to the ability to stabilize and control the aggressive person. It maintains the sense of security for the individual and doesn’t impede their ability to breathe and calm down. CCG techniques are much better than those I learned in other programs.”

A. Remley
— Substance Abuse Counselor - VA

“Techniques were simple to perform, and are respectful to client and staff. It is a great new focus on handling crisis. Appropriate amount of time spent on stressing verbal intervention and safety, rather than going immediately to physical intervention. I thoroughly enjoyed the practical role-plays and learning to apply the techniques in real situations.”

P. Schneeman
— Training Coordinator - VA

“This is one of your recent students from your Train-The-Trainer course in CA. Frankly, you have your presentation on lock and are truly awe inspiring. Brendan, it’s obvious that you’re really on to something great here with CCG. Having your background, being as young, talented and as bright as you are, is definitely to your advantage. Your experience gives you a high level of credibility which is especially essential in training peace officers and professionals in the field of corrections.

You represent the “new guard,” the future. “Old school” ways and knuckle dragging mentality no longer have a place or safe haven in DJJ. Your innovative, fresh take on tried and true principles, anchored with effective, safe techniques that are easy to learn, is like a breath of fresh air. Your emphasis on intrinsic change as opposed to punishment and compliance is right on point. You have been able to motivate even the most jaded staff to “think outside the box,” to be team oriented, confident, safe and in control during crisis situations with youthful offenders. Yours is a very powerful message indeed, one that is long overdue. Have a safe trip back home. Be well.”

Karette F
— Youth Corrections Counselor - CA