Prevention and Support is a mandatory 9-hour training including a 1-hour lunch break. This course will focus on positive relationships, positive behavioral support, proactive strategies and how to identify a true behavioral emergency. Students will also learn how to calmly respond and support individuals with challenging behaviors. Students will learn which emergency physical intervention techniques to use when a behavioral and/or physical emergency is in progress. This course is required for all staff working in DDD, care homes and day programs. This certification is valid for 3 years.
Prevention and Support training involves physical techniques that will require the participants to participate in some strenuous activity. This course is not recommended to individuals with these certain physical conditions, but not limited to, knee injuries, back injuries, pregnancy, spinal cord injuries, inability to use any body part normally.