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November
2019

Prevention Training November 5th - 7th 2019

Prevention Training Nov 5- 7 2019 
 
SFNFCI held another training November 5th-7th 2019, at our classroom in Grasswood, Saskatoon, SK. We held three one day trainings, Managing Multiple Priorities, Engaging Clients using Therapeutic Interventions, and Documentation Skills for Prevention Workers. These trainings were facilitated by Marlene Mirasty, with elder Violet Naytowhow. 
 
Managing Multiple Priorities November 5th 2019 
 
There were 15 learners who completed this one day professional development training. Learners came from Agency Chiefs Child and Family Services, Birch Narrows Dene Nation, Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation Child and Family Services, Onion Lake Child and Family Services, Touchwood Child and Family Services, and QBOW. This training is essential to help Prevention Workers learn proper Time Management for their case load.  
 
This module is designed to give you information on: 
  1. Understanding the benefits of managing multiple priorities. 
  2. Assessing your own use of time and identify which areas you might like to improve.
  3. Reviewing your expectations regarding your use of time.
  4. Reviewing some time management tools and techniques and evaluate them for yourself.
  5. Roughing out a schedule that could help you use your time more effectively. 
 
Upon completion of this module,
  1. Participants will identify their priorities and look at how they fit into their current schedule.
  2. Participants will recognize challenges that can alter their work plan.
  3. Participants will develop strategies for proactive time management. 
  4. Participants will gain clarity on their roles and explore ways to work within their scope.
  5. Participants will identify one or more strategies that could work for managing their priorities 
 
“I’ve learned comparison fatigue and vicarious trauma, and to prioritize time- awareness of our needs, emotions, and balance-boundaries.” Tina McCallum, Prevention Worker, Peter Ballantyne Child and Family Services.
 
Engaging Clients using Therapeutic Interventions November 6th 2019 
 
There were 15 learners who completed this one day professional development training. Learners came from Agency Chiefs Child and Family Services, Birch Narrows Dene Nation, Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation Child and Family Services, Touchwood Child and Family Services, QBOW, Yorkton Tribal Council Child and Family Services, and Pelican Lake Dene Nation. This course is a way to allow learners to learn different approaches for connecting with the families, children, and youth they work with. Learners are each provided a small ECTI kit will tools they are able to utilize after the training. 
 
This module is designed to equip you to: 
  1. Describe what is meant by therapeutic Intervention. 
  2. Describe the most frequent conditions that we see in clients that require us to know therapeutic interventions. 
  3. Describe some well-known types of interventions, including:
  • Cognitive Behaviour Theory 
  • Applied Behavioural Therapy 
  • Trauma Informed Practice 
  • Art Therapy 
  • Play Therapy 
  • Animal Therapy including equine (horse) 

 

  1. Explain how therapeutic interventions can be beneficial for engaging families in relationship development. 
  2. Explain how culture can be used to provide therapeutic interventions for clients and this will include: 
  • Understand how trauma affects First Nations communities 
  • What are some of the therapeutic interventions that can be specific to cultural needs, and how can this benefit your families 

 

  1. Looking at organizations that are using the medicine wheel as a format for cultural therapeutic interventions for clients 
  2. Understand that children have unique needs when it comes to therapeutic interventions. 
  3. Describe how to document a therapeutic intervention. 
 
Upon completion of this module, 
  1. You will have explored different types of therapeutic interventions and gained an understanding of what is available for the families/clients you work with.
  2. You will gain skills in building respectful relationships through the application of therapeutic interventions. 
 
“Different techniques that would require to be applied to children and youth in helping them deal with daily life issues and coping skills.” Denis Thomas, Safe/Respite Home Coordinator, Pelican Lake Safe Home. 
 
 
Documentation Skills for Prevention Workers, November 7th 2019 
 
There were 15 learners who completed this one day professional development training. Learners came from Agency Chiefs Child and Family Services, Birch Narrows Dene Nation, Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation Child and Family Services, Onion Lake Child and Family Services, Touchwood Child and Family Services, Yorkton Tribal Council Child and Family Services, Pelican Lake Dene Nation, and QBOW. This course allows learners to identify key components to proper documentation skills, and the legal requirements for documents. Learners are provided with a penda-flex file with ways to organize case files. 
 
This module is designed to equip you with the ability to: 
  1. Identify and apply effective observation, communication and report writing skills. 
  2. Identify, understand and apply the key elements of file maintenance and record keeping including an understanding of applicable terminology. 
  3. Identify and demonstrate competency in completing documents routinely required under the duty headings of file management, admissions, referral and client orientation.
  4. Demonstrate competency in identifying situations requiring completion of critical incident reports (E.g. death, injury, sexual/physical abuse). 
 
Upon completion of this module, 
  1. You are able to use observation and communication skills to complete detailed, accurate and effective reports and documents. 
  2. You are able to use concise, clear writing to give an accurate pictures of services being provided to clients and in the community. 
  3. You are able to complete the documents required for file management, admissions, case management and referrals. 
  4. You are able to complete accurate and detailed incident reports using correct terminology.
  5. You understand the importance of documentation within your workplace. 
 
“Learned the process of a case plan and case study.” Joanne Brittain, Prevention Worker, QBOW 
 

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