This hybrid course combines online training with a half day of in-class discussion. The comprehensive training reviews both the mandatory abuse reporting in Provincial Legislation – “Protection of Persons In Care Act” as well as the “Abuse Prevention and Response Protocols” presented by the Provincial Board, Persons with Developmental Disabilities. The online portion of the program, provided through Open Futures Learning, includes the following:
This module offers one of the only dedicated abuse prevention and safeguarding trainings that is truly specialized to the needs of the people we support. This is not a generic human services or health and social care training. Expect passion, values, first-hand examples, and stories to underline the importance of keeping people safe.
This module teaches support staff how to recognize and report abuse. It underlines a zero tolerance approach to abuse, and clearly explains the role and responsibilities of the support staff person.
We also offer a dedicated review detailing how the support professional can help the people they support to be their own frontline of defense against abuse.
This module includes video presentations from Dave Hingsburger, Simon Duffy, Tanya Carnell, Gary Kent, Roger Crown, Steve Dymond, Sam Sly, Doreen Kelly, and Beth Mount.
The course is supplemented with reading from ‘Home Safe’.
This two day course is only available for Excel Society employees. ASIST is a world-wide suicide intervention training program developed by LivingWorks and delivered through the Center for Suicide Prevention in Calgary, Alberta.
ASIST consists of understanding the prevalence of suicide in Alberta and how to intervene if someone is demonstrating suicidal behaviors or is in the act of suiciding. Participants become familiar with the Pathways for Assisting Life suicide intervention model and spend much of the course practicing the skills required to identify and aid someone in crisis. This course is taught by certified ASIST trainers.
Assisting with Personal Care for Non-HCAs
The one day course provides support workers with training related to personal care. Topics covered include grooming, dressing, bathing, feeding and assisting with elimination. Learners will also have the opportunity to practice learned techniques in a simulated lab environment.
This two day courses is only available for Excel Society employees and Community Support Worker students (audit only). Non-violent Crisis Prevention and Intervention is a world renown, nationally recognized program. It is based on a safe, non-harmful behaviour management system designed to help support workers provide the best possible care and welfare of assaultive, disruptive or out of control clients even during the most violent moments. This course is taught by certified CPI instructors.
CPR Level C Re-certification
This 4 hour re-certification course reviews adult CPR and AED, child CPR and AED, infant CPR and more. The training meets legislation requirements for provincial/territorial worker safety and insurance boards, and include the latest CPR guidelines and training in the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED). This course is taught by a certified Red Cross CPR and or First Aid trainer.
Emergency First Aid and CPR Level C
Emergency First Aid and CPR Level C is a basic one-day course offering lifesaving first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for the workplace or home. This course meets legislation requirements for provincial/territorial worker safety and insurance boards and includes the latest first aid and CPR guidelines. This course is instructed by a Red Cross First Aid Instructor.