Safety Division Courses and Workshops
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.
All Hazard Emergency Response
Large-scale emergency incidents and disasters can occur anywhere. When they do, being prepared ahead of time is one of the most important factors in a successful response. This workshop will provide the tools to enable administrators, students, faculty, and staff to manage a wide variety of emergency situations.
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.
Effective Crisis Communication Strategy
The purpose of strategic crisis communication is to lay the groundwork necessary for organizations to respond effectively in a crisis or significant event. While communications delivered in daily situations is important, it is critical to understand the difference between daily communication practices and a crisis communication strategy.
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.
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.
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).
How To Prepare For Disasters and Emergencies
Disaster and emergency preparedness has become a topic of discussion throughout the country due to the increased number of disasters and emergencies that have occurred within the past year. These events include natural disasters like floods, hurricanes, wildfires, power outages, thunderstorms and lightning, and man-made events, like mass shootings and terror attacks. This course will provide guidance on how to prepare your staff and families prior to the occurrence of such events.
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.
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.
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.