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SAVE Training
Teacher: Robert Weisman, D.O.
Level: Beginner
Price: $ 150
Certificate: Finish all lessons and pass final exam
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Why Safety Training?
Understanding Risk Factors for Violence
Assessing Risk Factors for Violence
Case Studies
Incident Debriefing
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This prevention-based training program is designed to enhance your personal safety during your busy workday. Being prepared and skilled in violence prevention is of paramount importance for all mental health professionals.

My goal is to provide you with the knowledge, skills and tools you will need to minimize your risk of being a target of workplace violence.

Upon completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Identify general risk factors for violence
  • Assess individual risk factors for violence
  • Use learned skills to prevent and to de-escalate crises
  • Consider various safety precautions when providing services in the community
  • Appreciate essential elements of post-violent incident debriefing

Course Structure and Format

The program covers the following sections:

  1. Why Safety Training; Risk factors for violence;
  2. Assessing risk factors for violence;
  3. Strategies to prevent and de-escalate potential crises;
  4. Real-life case-based scenarios, including community outreach and home visits, transporting individuals, common situational triggers for violence, and the case of working in a unfamiliar treatment setting.
  5. Incident debriefing and documentation procedures

As you review each of the modules please consider how this training may apply to you or your agencies safety training needs.

You will be asked to complete a short knowledge check at the end of each module. A final exam will be administered upon the completion of the course modules. Upon satisfactory completion of the course, students will receive a certificate of course completion.

6 Months: $ 150
Robert Weisman, D.O.

Dr. Weisman is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. He is Medical Director of Strong Ties Community Support Program and Director of Clinical Care for Project Link and the New York State ACT team serving mentally disordered offenders in the community. For their work with Project Link, Dr. Weisman and his colleagues received the 1999 American Psychiatric Association’s Gold Award, and the 2009 NAMI New York State Program Award.

He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, member of the American College of Psychiatrists and Board Certified in both General and Forensic Psychiatry. Dr. Weisman is Education Director for the Charles E. Steinberg Memorial Fellowship in Psychiatry and Law, at the University of Rochester. He has presented internationally and written on community and pharmacologic management of the mentally ill offender and on assessment of violence risk within this population.

He regularly conducts training seminars on topics relative to prevention of workplace violence for a variety of audiences including medical, psychiatric, corporate, and law-enforcement professionals. Through grant funding from the University of Rochester, he has developed training interventions for front-line correctional professionals working with mentally disordered individuals.

Dr. Weisman also provides forensic consultation nationally specific to individual risk assessment and violence mitigation to medical centers, criminal justice agencies and commercial industry. Dr. Weisman has developed a Safety and Violence Education (SAVE) training curriculum through funding from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. 

Courses by this teacher

Name Level Release Date
SAVE Training 02-17-2013