The four-day Pro-ACT In-service Instructor Certification course.
The four-day In-service Instructor Certification teaches continuous assessment and early intervention in a problem-solving framework. Giving staff the tools they need to make thoughtful decisions, increase safety, and reduce potential risk is the objective of this training.
With an early focus on staff development, Pro-ACT builds staff understanding of client needs. By increasing staff awareness of their own professionalism and preparation, Pro-ACT offers them the skills to manage their own behavior in ways that contribute to the safety of the environment. From there, staff learn a variety of early intervention strategies focused on de-escalation and the reduction of assault and trauma.
The Pro-ACT program also teaches participants how to respond to low-level physical risk through a practice of evasion. Intended to keep the staff and client safe, evasion is a hands-off response to minor risk.
Attendance Requirements: Participants of the Pro-ACT In-service Instructor Certification must attend all four days of training to be considered for certification. No exceptions will be made.
Dress Code: The dress code for participants of the In-service Instructor course is comfortable clothing that allows for ease of movement. Shoes must be flat, with closed toes, closed heels and non-skid soles. Persons who do not comply with the dress code may be excluded from participation, jeopardizing their certification.
Outcome: This course certifies successful participants to train the Pro-ACT curriculum inside the agency in which they are employed.
Dates & Locations: For a list of upcoming training dates and locations, or to register, click here.