In this module we will examine the role which direct care staff play in creating a culture of safety in the residential program setting. Particular attention will be given to understandings of boundaries and ethics, the implementation of trauma-informed care, and importance of skills to empower program residents.
At the end of this module participant will be able to:
- Discuss possible causes of crisis-driven behavior within the residential setting and its impact on staff and resident behavior
- Discuss boundaries and ethics for direct care staff in the residential setting and tools to assess staff behavior and decision making
- Describe internal working models and their impact on staff and resident behavior
- Describe nurturing vs punitive responses and the application of skills to empower residents
- Review of Core Training Concepts: Parallel Process, and Definitions of Safety
- The impact of crisis in the residential setting for staff and clients
- Skills for self-care to support direct care staff
- Introduction of boundaries and ethical decision- making in direct care
- Differentiation of boundary crossings vs boundary violations and skills to self-check behavior
- Introduction to working with residents in a therapeutic, nurturing and empowering way
- Understanding and impact of Internal Working Models for staff and residents
- Resources for checking behavior in the workplace including supervision
- Introduction to empowering the client, including nurturing vs punitive responses
A certificate of completion is offered for this online learning module.
If you have any questions or difficulty accessing the training, contact David Stanley at firstname.lastname@example.org.