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Provincial Violence Prevention Curriculum

The Provincial Violence Prevention Curriculum is recognized as best-practice in violence prevention training for health care workers.

GENERAL INFORMATION 

Injuries arising from acts of violence or aggression are the second-most common injury type among continuing care workers. Learn how to prevent and de-escalate potentially violent situations in the workplace, and how you can protect yourself in a behavioural emergency, with the Provincial Violence Prevention Curriculum workshop. The Provincial Violence Prevention Curriculum is recognized as best-practice in violence prevention training for health care workers.  

COURSE DESCRIPTION 

SafeCare BC offers Provincial Violence Prevention Curriculum train-the-trainer workshops to enhance the training capacity within the continuing care sector. This four-day course provides participants with the skillset to facilitate the eight-hour Provincial Violence Prevention Curriculum Workshop. Following mentorship, participants and their sponsoring organization (if applicable) sign a Facilitation Agreement, affirming that the Peer Facilitator will facilitate the full eight-hour workshop curriculum to their organization’s staff and contractors in its intended eight-hour format without modification of any kind. 

WHAT DO YOU GET OUT OF IT? 

  • Conduct in-house training without the cost of external trainers 
  • Create training programs that are customized to the organization’s needs 
  • Develop a robust training program for new and existing employees and contractors 
  • Implement a comprehensive strategy for preventing violence-related injuries 
  • Reduce the impact of violence-related injuries including costs associated with injury, re-training, and employee shortages 

WHAT IS THE COST? 

  • $400 per SafeCare BC member 
  • $800 per Non-SafeCare BC member 

WHO SHOULD APPLY? 

Participants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Experience working in healthcare or the continuing care sector
  2. The ability to effectively train others
  3. The desire and opportunity to provide ongoing support to peers
  4. Advocate for workplace health and safety and best practices to reduce workplace injuries
  5. Commitment to tracking continuing education hours over a two-year certification period
  6. Have attended the 1-day Provincial Violence Prevention Curriculum workshop

REGISTRATION PROCESS 

To apply, workshop participants must complete the following registration process: 

  • For questions about your organization’s membership type, click here 
  • For a blank copy of the letter of organizational support, click here 
  • If you are not registering as an employee of a continuing care sector organization, you do not need to submit a letter of organizational support 

*Please note: Registration completion is not a guarantee of program admission. All submissions will be evaluated within a week after the application is received. If there is an issue with your application, you will be contacted. 

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