Training Opportunities

Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region training is for everyone! We welcome people who provide support, people who receive support and community members to come and learn with us.

Provide even better support.

Learn how to care for, encourage and make it possible for others to achieve more.

Disability & Supporting Inclusion

Inclusion Workshop

Inclusion Workshop

At Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region’s interactive Inclusion Workshop, you will learn about community inclusion and how to be with each other in a way that includes everyone. We will explore 5 ingredients for quality support, hear stories from qualified facilitators who have lived experience, and draw on the experience of everyone in the room. You will leave with a better understanding of your impact in relationships and how you’re contributing to a community where everyone belongs.

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Exploring Interests in Community

Exploring Interests in Community

Exploring Interests in Community is a workshop for people who provide support and the person they are supporting to attend together. You will work together on identifying interests and connections you have in the community, explore positive possibilities and plan your goals in manageable steps.

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Health and Safety

Emergency First Aid/CPR - Level C

Emergency First Aid/CPR – Level C

Emergency First Aid/CPR – Level C is an interactive training that provides a forum to problem solve and discuss specific First Aid/CPR issues you may be dealing with in your work. Key aspects of the training include: CPR skills (adult/child/infant), AED skills, obstructed airways, heart attack and stroke education, bleeding emergencies, EpiPen training, as well as managing burns and seizures.

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Lifts and Transfers

Lifts and Transfers

Lifts and Transfers training, also known as Ergonomic Safe Handling, is a hands on consultation that provides guidance on how to properly lift and transfer the person you support. The consultation is interactive, with time to ask questions and examine any specific issues you might face.

Please speak to your Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region Support Coordinator to request a consultation.

Medical Administration

Medical Administration

Medical Administration training takes place through an online learning portal with videos and webinars. A registered nurse will teach you the theory portion of the training. This training is only available to people connected to Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region who provide direct support to a person who requires a Controlled Act (an activity that can cause harm if it is performed by an unqualified person).

Please speak to your Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region Support Coordinator to find out if this applies to you.

Wellness

Sex Talks

Sex Talks

Sex Talks is a workshop series all about sexual health and relationships. We talk about consent and boundaries, gender and sexuality, masturbation, staying safe online and more. All questions are good questions and you will have time to ask about anything you want.

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Talking About Sexuality - Caregivers and Families

Talking about Sexuality – Caregivers and Families

At various points, we all have questions about our bodies, about sex and about love. So what happens when you are the person being asked for advice?

Talking About Sexuality is a workshop that will talk about sex, masturbation, dating and other related topics. We will have an opportunity to discuss our fears, concerns, values and understand our role as caregivers in the development of healthy sexuality.

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Talking about Sexuality - Support Providers

Talking about Sexuality – Support Providers

Talking About Sexuality is a workshop that will help to inform the way we support individuals in understanding healthy sexuality and relationships. We address how to respond to questions about sex, masturbation, dating and other related topics. There is opportunity to discuss our fears, concerns, values and to understand our role as support people.

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Strategies for Success

Crisis Prevention by Safe Management

Crisis Prevention by Safe Management

Crisis Prevention by Safe Management provides knowledge and strategies about dealing with difficult situations. You will learn how to build positive relationships, practice verbal and non-verbal de-escalation techniques, avoid injuries if behaviour escalates to a physical level and more.

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Looking Out For Me - Abuse Prevention and Awareness

Looking Out For Me – Abuse Prevention and Awareness

Looking Out For Me – Abuse Prevention and Awareness is a private training about preventing, recognizing and reporting abuse. You will learn about different types of abuse, your rights, who you can talk to if abuse happens, and how to make a safety plan for when you are afraid or feeling unsafe.

Please speak to your Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region Support Coordinator to request a private training session, or click Details and Registration and fill out the registration form to have EAFWR contact you.

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Professional Development

Understanding Conflict and Communication

Understanding Conflict and Communication

Understanding Conflict and Communication – Foundations & Clearing Conflict is a two-part workshop for personal and professional development.

In Foundations (Part 1), you will become more aware of your preferred conflict style and identify situations where each conflict style can be used most effectively.

In Clearing Conflict (Part 2), you will use your knowledge of conflict styles to practice communication that clears up conflict and improves empathy in relationships.

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We also do training in the community.

Our team of experienced facilitators with lived experience presents our training opportunities with and for other organizations.

Interested in having a training session at your organization, or want to host a private training? Contact Christina Koenig at 519 741-0190 x 0 or reception@eafwr.on.ca.