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Training

Key Assets provides a range of trainings available to help organizations build their capacity.

At Key Assets we are committed to raising the bar on quality care and service delivery to children and families across Canada.  Utilizing the expertise that we have developed both locally and internationally we are excited to offer customized training programs for governments and community service providers to meet their unique needs.

PersonBrain Training

 PersonBrain Model

At Key Assets we strive to provide clinical supports and interventions that allow our staff and caregivers to be thoughtful and intentional while putting theory into practice.  The PersonBrain Model™ is a powerful, trauma informed care model/training that is strengths-based and provides essential positive behavior support skills within a NeuroTransactional Model. The NeuroTransactional care approach is grounded in research and incorporates the best of practical brain-based concepts, trauma-informed theories, relational practices, ecological psychology and culturally responsive interventions to help transform challenging behaviors.

The first group of Key Assets staff and carers who attended Dr. Baker’s PersonBrain training in 2017 were inspired and excited by the ease with which the theory was explained and left them feeling confident to apply their learnings into practice. The concept of reimbursements explained in the model applies not only to children and youth but to every human being and informs the experiences and interactions needed for an individual to flourish.

At Key Assets we are invested in the PersonBrain Model™ and through utilizing a combination of powerful therapeutic techniques to address reimbursement deficits we have been successful in addressing  even the most challenging behaviours in children and youth.  Our staff and carers are excited that through integrating PersonBrain concepts into our care and safety planning that we are creating success, hope and repairing the impact of trauma.

Virtual Reality Training

VR program provides a unique experience with 360-degree immersive films and virtual reality headsets.

Key Assets partnered with Cornerstone a UK based organization who are pioneers in the use of virtual reality as a tool for behaviour change in social care. They have created the world’s first VR tool for use in adoption and fostering and have now branched out to utilize the technology in prevention, mental health and policing.  This VR program uses 360-degree immersive films and virtual reality headsets, enabling the viewer to experience life from the perspective of a child. Its unique approach offers a way to understand the impact of attachment and trauma, through the eyes of a child.

ASIST Training

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. By the end of the workshop, participants are able to:

  • Understand the ways that personal and societal attitudes affect views on suicide and interventions
  • Provide guidance and suicide first aid to a person at risk in ways that meet their individual needs
  • Identify the key elements of an effective suicide safety plan and the actions required to implement it
  • Appreciate the value of improving and integrating suicide prevention resources in the community at large
  • Recognize other important aspects of suicide prevention including life-promotion and self care

Life Story Training

Remember those baby books your parents made for you.  Maybe you created your own keepsake box of memories.  Children in care often have gaps or losses in remembering childhood events.  In this training foster parents will understand what life story work is, and their role in supporting this work with children.  Additional objectives include:

  • Help carers ensure that children and youth feel a sense of belonging and connectedness
  • Learn how to create a record of memories for children in care
  • Strategies for creating memory books and boxes for children

Fostering as a Family

Fostering is a whole family commitment.

This training focuses on the impact and role of fostering on biological children as well as the importance of emotional health for all family members.  Objectives include:

  • Understanding the impact of fostering on the foster family’s children
  • Identifying processes and strategies to support the emotional health of all family members including incorporating the voice of biological children

Serious Occurrence Training

Medication Training

Working with Birth Families

Managing Foster Care Allegations

Promoting Resiliency in children in care