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It’s a fact of life – accidents happen. True as that statement may be, it’s equally true that many, if not most, accidents can be prevented. This training course will focus on various ways to prevent common accidents, as well as what to do if and when an accident does occur. From fire safety to preparing an effective emergency disaster plan, it’s best to be prepared for anything and everything. We will discuss a variety of topics, including basic first aid, safe lifting and fall prevention.
Losing someone we care about to an act of violence is heartbreaking, and it’s easy to think it could never happen to us. Unfortunately, recent current events continue to remind us that we are not immune to these types of tragedies.
This course is meant for all of us – employees and managers alike – because it’s always better to be prepared to respond to an active shooter situation. In this training course, you will learn about what to do in an active shooter situation, and how to prepare for an emergency, just in case. Remember, being aware, and as prepared as possible are the keys to helping protect ourselves, our employees, our customers, and our friends and loved ones.
Aging begins at birth and ends at death. If you understand how the body ages, you can assist the individuals you support age in the healthiest way possible. This course walks direct support professionals through the different changes that occur as the body matures, and focuses on some unique aspects of aging in the DD/ID community.
It happens—people get angry. Sometimes anger builds for a while and sometimes it flares up without warning. Depending on your experiences, you might find expressions of anger frustrating, confusing, disruptive, hurtful, amusing, or even scary. Sometimes diffusing anger in a situation comes intuitively and at other times it seems like everyone falls to pieces no matter what anyone tries to do. Does any of this sound familiar? We can all benefit from strategies to help us manage anger to our advantage.
This course will equip you with the concepts, frameworks, and tools to help you develop a basic understanding of how to manage your anger, so you can optimize performance and unleash greater potential.
In this training course, you will learn about different types of anxiety disorders and the symptoms associated with each. We will also discuss possible causes and treatment options.
When you work with children, it is important to know how to appropriately discipline and manage disruptive behaviors. This course serves as a basis for understanding acceptable practices when disciplining a child in your care.
In this course, you will learn the responsibilities involved with becoming a caregiver and how to cue, coach and assist residents with various tasks and activities of daily living.
This course will look at how ADHD affects children, teens and adults, and will provide tips for helping manage symptoms at each stage. You will learn about the treatment options, including medication as well as various types of therapy that are proven to help people with ADHD manage their symptoms.
In the last decade, the number of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder has increased drastically and so has the need for caregivers who are trained in this specialized area. In this training course, learners will be introduced to ASD, a neurological development disorder that can affect all racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups. We will discuss the various interventions and supports that address the needs of, and improve the quality of life, of the individuals you support.
Do you know what to do in an emergency if someone is injured? This course can benefit anyone by teaching you some effective first aid treatments that can be the difference between life and death in an emergency situation.
Foodborne Illness is a common health issue. The good news? It is very preventable! In this course, you will learn what foodborne illness is, how it is contracted and the ways you can prevent it. If you prepare or eat food, you can benefit from this training!
Maintaining a healthy diet is fundamental to living a healthy life. This course can benefit anyone by teaching the importance of good nutrition and offering tips for healthy eating.
There has been a recent resurgence in bedbug infestations worldwide, particularly in developed countries, including the United States. Although having bed bugs is not generally considered a health threat, living with them can be a traumatic experience and properly eliminating bed bugs is a time-consuming and expensive task. This course focuses on providing the basic information that is needed to control bed bugs, as well as teaching you how to identify and prevent bed bug infestations.
Bloodborne pathogens (microorganisms that are carried in your bloodstream) can cause various, dangerous diseases in humans. As a care worker, you need to know how to keep yourself and the people you work with safe from these hazardous organisms.
In this course, you will learn how to create a team from the ground up, using your end goals to guide your decisions. We will discuss common characteristics exhibited by successful, and unsuccessful, teams, and offer methods for encouraging your team members to trust and openly communicate with one another.
Bullying has become an increasingly widespread problem among youth. Cyberbullying has now presented a new avenue by which bullies can victimize other kids. By taking this online course, participants will better understand the various types of bullying, how to recognize if a child has been bullied, how to recognize if a child is bullying others, and how to prevent bullying from happening.
Child abuse can be physical, emotional or mental. As a child care worker, it is important to understand what constitutes child abuse, how to care for a child who has been abused and what to do when you suspect a child in your care is being abused.
As children develop, they pass through four broad stages: infancy, early childhood, middle childhood and young adulthood. Each of these stages correspond to a different development level. This course will give child care workers a general idea of what to expect in each stage of development.
This course will benefit any professional or would-be coach by giving them a coaching framework within which they can become more systematic, thorough, and strategic with their practice of coaching clients or emp
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