News

Mar 22
2018

Violence Prevention Campaign Wrap-Up

Over the past three weeks we’ve brought you new violence prevention tools and resources that you and your team can use, including: Point of Care Assessment Violence Risk Assessment Education videos You can access them all on our website. And don’t forget to register for our violence prevention workshops. We would like to acknowledge the […]

Mar 22
2018

Become a Peer Coach

Becoming a peer coach can be empowering for staff, as they can play a leading role in helping to reduce workplace injuries. There are three streams to the Peer Coach initiative: Provincial Violence Prevention Curriculum, Safe Client Handling and Safe Resident Handling. Following the peer coach training, participants will be able to facilitate in their […]

Mar 22
2018

Upcoming Workshops

We offer an extensive range of educational programming. By coordinating your training and education through us, you can be assured that the content is approved by SafeCare BC. You benefit by: Specially tailored education that is relevant to continuing care Access to new programs and pilot sessions Networking with like organizations Approved SafeCare BC facilitators […]

Mar 22
2018

Spotlight on New Staff

Spotlight on New Staff We would like to welcome Jannie Szeto to the SafeCare BC team, as Programs Evaluation Manager. Jannie has a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University and a Degree in Public Health/Environmental Health from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. This, along with over six years of direct patient care […]

Mar 09
2018

Video: Impact of Workplace Violence

Watch the impact of workplace violence, and the need for caregivers to take care of themselves mentally, so they can take care of others.  

Mar 09
2018

Using the Point of Care Assessment

We recently introduced the Point of Care Assessment to help you continually assess risk.  Some of the staff at the Castleview Care Centre in Castlegar have already printed the Point of Care Assessment, and have even introduced the card to care aide students. Seen above from left to right is Kimberly (Care Aide), Kelly (Care Aide Instructor), […]

Mar 09
2018

Violence Risk Assessment

Mavis Gibson shares why the Violence Risk Assessment is a critical tool for any violence prevention program. The Violence Risk Assessment was created to help guide you through the process of conducting a violence risk assessment. The Risk Assessment is a key part of an organization’s overall violence prevention program, a requirement under WorkSafeBC regulations. […]

Mar 08
2018

Q&A with Kyla Tinham, HR Coordinator, Health and Safety at Strive Living

As part of our violence prevention campaign, we interviewed Kyla Tinham, HR Coordinator, Health and Safety at Strive Living about how acts of violence affect her workplace, and why violence prevention is so important. How has experiencing an act of violence in the workplace against yourself or a co-worker impacted you? Some people have even […]

Mar 05
2018

Upcoming Violence Prevention Workshops

We offer an extensive range of educational programming. Below are a list of our upcoming violence prevention courses.  Check out our entire schedule of courses. Provincial Violence Prevention Curriculum Feb 23 Victoria – SOLD OUT March 14 Burnaby – SOLD OUT March 15 Abbotsford – REGISTER April 18 Burnaby – REGISTER  April 19 Abbotsford – […]

Mar 05
2018

Violence Prevention Campaign Continues

Acts of violence are the second leading cause of workplace injury for long-term care workers, and the sixth leading cause for home care and community health support workers. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing some violence prevention resources and stories to help you and your teams. Check out the resources we already have. We’ll keep […]