Launch of Community Services Staff Safety Initiative (CSSSI)

JANUARY 21, 2021 ALIGN UPDATE

We are pleased to present a video providing you with an overview of why CSSSI is an important, sector-specific initiative, the new resources the CSSSI will provide to the human services sector over the coming months, and how the resources will be offered through the Alberta Association for Safety Partnerships (AASP). Watch the video here.

 
On behalf of ACDS, ALIGN, and the Government of Alberta ministries of Children’s Services and Community and Social Services, we are pleased to share with our members the resources available through the Community Services Staff Safety Initiative (CSSSI); an initiative to increase staff safety and reduce harassment and violence in community service workplaces in Alberta.
 
Available and soon-to-be available resources include:
 
   PDF Handbook including templates and samples: December 2020
   E-Learning course: February 2021
   Overview of leadership and employee responsibilities
   Live Webinar: December 2020 E-Learning; January 2021
   Information and support for all staff regarding mental health awareness.
   Live Webinar and E-Learning: March 2021
   Information on how leadership can support and promote psychological  
   wellness.
   Live Webinar and E-Learning: January 2021
   Live Webinar and E-Learning: January 2021
6. Staff Orientation Template
   Customizable E-Learning Course in MP4 format to orient new staff to your    
   agencies OHS Management System.
7. Info-graph Series
   On-going, relevant topics for the sector.
 
The resources listed above are all customized for the community services sector and will give front-line staff, supervisors and leadership the practical information, training and tools to support safe and healthy work environments. We encourage agencies to take advantage of these resources and share this information with your staff.
 
For more information about CSSSI or questions related to training, contact, Ray Gaetz (403-589-7349) at AASP.
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