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Safety Division Courses and Workshops
Workplace

Each of our offerings can customized to your institution and your specific training needs. Most can be offered in person, live online, or as asynchronous courses.

Community Advocacy and Support Teams (CAST)

D-Prep offers a Community Advocacy and Support Team (CAST) training program to help support the needs of housing professionals as they address a range of issues including frustrations around housing shortages, tenant/landlord disputes, violence and threats, and the mental illness needs of residents living in public housing.

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Crisis Media Training

Our expert trainers can provide a one-day on-site or live online training on crisis media relations, giving you the skills needed to handle the demands of the 24-hour news cycle and get your message out in a clear, timely, and efficient manner.

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Disaster Preparedness for Critical Staff & Their Families

This three-hour course is designed for first responders (law enforcement, fire, medical), public employees (school officials, public utilities, hospital workers) critical businesses and their families to prepare for a disaster.

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Gender Expression: Understanding Pronouns in the Classroom and Workplace

This workshop is about learning the terminology that relates to gender identity and learning about other perspectives and world views relating to gender. Whether you are new to these ideas or simply want to learn more, we have a place for you in our classes. This training is not about shame, blame, forced change, demanded acceptance, or agreement. Our workshops have been designed to foster engagement for the purpose of connection, belonging, and safety for all groups of people.

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Having the Hard Conversations

This workshop will review a wide range of challenging topics that are being addressed in our society including political divides, mask and vaccine mandates, social justice movements, defund the police, abortion, antisemitism, and LGBTQI+ rights. We will offer a structured approach to engage in these topics with an eye towards civility, respect and principled debate.

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Helping Suicidal Community Members

This workshop will review the importance of looking for signs and symptoms of suicidal behavior and understanding how best to help them access services. Particular attention will be given to treatment resistant individuals (e.g., those who do not wish to attend counseling) and groups that historically have underutilized services (e.g., LGBTQ+, African Americans).

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Impact vs Intent: Understanding Microaggressions and Bias

This workshop will provide an opportunity to better understand will define microaggressions, the unconscious manifestations of privilege that contain the potential to impact marginalized groups further negatively, using examples related to gender, culture, race/ethnicity, mental health, generational differences, physical disability, and sexual orientation.

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MERIT Active Active Assailant Training

This 4- or 8-hour training program is specifically designed to train participants on how to increase their chance of survival in an active shooter incident. It builds onto and works with the successful program of RUN-HIDE-FIGHT. MERIT focuses on instilling the mindset of recognizing and moving away from the violence and giving participants a plan of action.

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Managing Mental Illness

This workshop will offer practical guidance on the topics of managing mental illness concerns related to suicide and trauma. We will address common challenges when working with students and community members who experience severe, pervasive, and persistent mental illness and understanding the range of referral and treatment from outpatient therapy to inpatient treatment.

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Situational Awareness

Attending to potential safety and security concerns in the community, workplaces, and schools is the best way to get out ahead in front of violence, crime, assault, threat, and danger. This practical and engaging workshop brings the principles of situational awareness into the hands of participants, giving them the skills needed to stay safe.

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