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Risk Management for Home Visitors: Live Virtual Training, November 2020


Thursday, November 05, 2020 - Friday, November 06, 2020

10 AM - 12:30 PM


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Risk Management for Home Visitors is a practical and research-based workshop that will equip outreach workers with the skills, awareness and strategies to stay safe and healthy in their work. 


This training has been developed specifically for home visitors, by the Home Visitor Training Initiative at BC Council for Families, with extensive consultation through WorkSafeBC and an occupational health-care expert.

Following the training, participants will have: 1) an increased level of knowledge of the risks of delivering social services in clients’ homes, and 2) increased skills and knowledge to assess risk levels and to take the appropriate steps to mitigate risk. Risk Management policies and resources from Canada, the US and other countries have been integrated into this practical and informative workshop.  

Topics covered include:

  • The BC Workers Compensation Act
  • Occupational Health and Safety Rights
  • Risk assessment 
  • Strategies to mitigate risks such as: working alone, slips and falls, driving and travel, violence, infectious diseases, and psychological trauma

Dates and Times

This five-hour training will take place over two days on November 5th and 6th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

About the Facilitator 

Orah Chaye is of North African and Scandinavian descent growing up with a strong Oriental cultural influence since age 10. A highly experienced Educator and Consultant for nearly 30 years, she has developed the Creative Process Trauma Informed Practice methodology approach. Working extensively in Indigenous, Refugee and Immigrant Populations. Orah is contracted for a wide variety of In-Service development projects to various agencies; and also invited to present at numerous conferences and symposiums. She has a particular interest in early human brain development, and its correlation to early attachment. 

Please note that this training is not guaranteed to run. We need a minimum number of people enrolled in order for it to run. 

This training will be taking place online. Registered participants will be emailed a meeting link.