Community Worker Safety Strategies

Half Day Program

  • Welcome and Introductions

  • Housekeeping and group norms

  • Program Goals and expectations of participants

  • Arrival Exercise: preparing to work and tuning-in to the environment

  • Sociogram: Survival Intuition and The Gift of Fear

  • The Self-awareness Spectrum: Becoming Fully Present to Risk

  • A day in the Life: A Journey of a day covering the work related settings of an outreach worker

  • METRAC Safety Audit Process: Options

    • Introduction and overview of the Audit Tool

    • Thorough explanation of the tool; staff will conduct an audit of a workplace environment and report back findings for recommendations/action (The METRAC Audit was developed by the Metropolitan Toronto Action Committee on Public Violence Against Women and Children)

  • Evaluation of the training and continuing the learning

Full Day Program

In addition to the above, we will cover:
Community Risk and Safety Assessment Inventory: Options

  1. Brief assessment and reporting process

  2. Thorough assessment, reporting out process and action planning

Assessing the Risk for Violence: Risk assessment tools and concepts
Video – Physical Self Protection and Disengaging Assaults: Options

  1. Demonstration of Skills

  2. Teaching and Practice of Skills

The program is highly adaptive to the needs of the group. Each section can be addressed in a variety of methods, allowing for flexible time allocations.

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