Bit of an unusual question (standup grappling)
I'm beginning a new job where I'm working with autistic residents. Some of you may have seen my thread about the CPI training. We went through it today, and I have to say that the material and instructor didn't fill me with confidence that I can handle an aggressive/violent resident. For example, the guy demonstrated a block to the ankles by USING HIS HANDS. Even though the book itself said to check the kick with your foot (which he said was too hard).
Some of the stuff was reminiscent of Krav Maga, namely how to escape someone grabbing your wrist with one or both hands. Some of the other stuff seemed a little sketchy.
Given that I'm working with developmentally disabled residents, there's a huge difference between working with them and training for a sport/self-defense circumstance. Firstly, any kind of strike used against them would be constituted as abuse, meaning I get fired. Secondly, although it never came up, material I've come across suggests that I would get into major trouble if I used a pain-compliance technique or chokehold. Basically, my options are to continue dodging/blocking strikes and avoid the violent resident or use "nonviolent physical intervention."
If anyone has any advice or suggestions on further training to deal with this type of situation, I'm very open to them.