Pro-ACT, Inc. offers a variety of 4-hour workshops. Each workshop is intended to develop staff skills and increase service and safety for clients. Continuing Education Units through CA-CCL and the California Board of Registered Nursing are available for most workshops. Workshops marked with an * are available through open registration. All workshops can be contracted for group or on-site training.
Pro-ACT, Inc. workshops currently available are:
- Understanding the Profile of a Crisis*
- Addressing Escape and Avoid Behavior*
- Improving Planning and Reducing Risk
- Meeting the Demands of Human Service Work
Understanding the Profile of a Crisis: the Impact of Fight and Flight in Clients and Staff
“What just happened?” is the most common question asked following a crisis. There are physiological reasons for the sense of confusion that accompanies a dangerous situation. Understanding what’s going on in your own mind and body as well as what is happening with your clients will help you work and stay safer. This half-day session focuses on the phases of a crisis, from its start to its completion, and the impact each has on both the client’s or student’s ability to process information and make good choices as well as that of the staff members involved. For more information about Understanding the Profile of a Crisis, contact Pro-ACT, Inc. at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click for a schedule of workshop dates and locations.
Addressing Escape and Avoid Behavior
This half-day workshop focuses on the issue of escape and avoidance typically resulting from threats to safety, frustration, or the need for autonomy/self-determination. Working in conjunction with the process of functional assessment, this workshop addresses the importance of exploring function in the light of human needs. If requested, this workshop can be adjusted to specifically address students on the autism spectrum. For more information about Addressing the Needs of Students Who Escape and Avoid, contact Pro-ACT, Inc. at email@example.com. Click for a schedule of workshop dates and locations.
Improving Planning and Reducing Risk
This one-day workshop offers practical insight into making your work day safer and more productive. Whether your work takes you into the community or keeps you in a classroom, courtroom, or other service delivery location, this training offers understanding that can help you think differently about your role in creating safety. For more information about Improving Planning and Reducing Risk, contact Pro-ACT, Inc. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meeting the Demands of Human Service Work
This one-day workshop explores issues of professionalism. By accepting a position in human services, staff members place themselves in very demanding situations and must hold themselves to a set of expectations that significantly surpasses that of the typical person on the street. This workshop addresses issues of self-care, self-control, organizational understanding, and assertive communication as tools for maintaining consistently high professional behavior. For more information about Meeting the Demands of Human Service Work, contact Pro-ACT, Inc. at email@example.com.