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Enroll Today for March Trainings

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Safety-Care for Families

This innovative course provides parents, family members and caregivers with the skills, interventions and confidence needed to improve behavior and to prevent, minimize and manage potentially dangerous incidents. The Safety-Care for Families curriculum consists of four, three-hour sessions. Essential Skills are presented in a lecture format while Advanced Skills are trained in a small group for individualized instruction.

Essential Skills, Part I
Date: Thursday, March 9
Time: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Topics: Collaboration with professionals, legal issues, challenging behavior, reinforcement, safety habits, elbow check, safety stance, managing your own behavior, differential reinforcement

Essential Skills, Part II
Date: Thursday, March 16
Time: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Topics: Antecedents to challenging behavior, triggers, signals, basic principles of
de-escalation, development of a comprehensive family safety plan


Advanced Skills*, Part I
Date: Thursday, March 23
Time: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Topics: Use of behavioral momentum to improve cooperation, advanced de-escalation strategies, management of weapons, basic physical safety skills, releasing from holds


Advanced Skills*, Part II
Date: Thursday, March 30
Time: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Topics: Emergency physical intervention, 1-person stability hold, 2-person stability hold (optional), releasing from stability hold, recovery and debriefing

* A Safety-Care for Families Referral Form, signed by a licensed physician, psychologist or social worker recommending participation in this course, is needed prior to training.

Introducing a New Training Program

Understanding Trauma

This training will provide parents, foster parents, care providers and professionals with an understanding of trauma and its potential effects on children and how children, as well as the coping strategies often used by children who have experienced trauma.

Also discussed will be the importance of self-care and strategies, developing strategies for preventing burnout and secondary traumatic stress, as well as ways to build resilience in the children and families.

Date: Thursday, March 2
Time: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Registration Information

The fee for each Safety-Care session and for Understanding Trauma is $25 unless you are a family currently recieving services from Woodfords and then sessions are free.

Safety Care essions must be attended in order and advanced registration is required. FMI or to register, contact Training Coordinator Maria Romano, (207) 878-9663, x 4131.

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