Violence Prevention Training Gets Boost with Train-the-Trainer Program

July 13, 2017 | News

Do you have a passion for learning and teaching? Do you want to help reduce the impact of violence in the workplace? Do you want to increase the knowledge and awareness for your co-workers? Then you might want to consider our Provincial Violence Prevention Curriculum Train-the-Trainer Program, a partnership with Fraser Health.

The Provincial Violence Prevention Curriculum is recognized as best-practice in violence prevention training for health care workers. Because continuing care is recognized as a high-risk sector for violence against health care workers, we want to ensure all staff be given access to violence prevention training. That’s why we are increasing the number of trainers for SafeCare BC member organizations.

How Does it Work?

Fraser Health will provide two master trainers, who will lead two, four-day train-the-trainer sessions on:

September 19-22
October 24-27

During the application process, you can note your preferred session date, and while we will try to accommodate your request we cannot guarantee it.

Each organization must send two trainers, and seats are limited for each session. Participants who complete the train-the-trainer program are expected to teach their own violence prevention workshop at their own organization within six weeks of taking the training. A mentor will be available to participants for their first workshop to provide feedback and guidance on the training session.

Maintaining Certification

To maintain certification, facilitators must be able to demonstrate their commitment to the program by taking part in at least 40 hours of continuing education over a two-year period, following completion of the train-the-trainer program.
Continuing education hours can be accumulated in the following ways:

  • Facilitating a minimum of four, 8-hour workshops
  • Taking part in training or other professional development (including online or in-person). Max. four hours.
  • Delivering peer to peer coaching, safety huddles and new employee orientation, or other types of violence related training

Facilitators will be asked to report on these activities on an annual basis following the train-the-trainer program. As these requirements are met, a Provincial Violence Prevention Curriculum Facilitator will issue re-certification.
If you are unsure about the eligibility of your continuing education hours, please contact Saleema Dhalla at

We are looking at expanding our training network so let us know if you are interested in the SafeCare BC secondment program, which will allow for additional violence prevention training for more of our members.

Get more information, and reserve your spot today. There are limited spaces for each of these two sessions.