Classes and Events
Sharp Grossmont Behavioral Health AVADE Level I-III Initial Training Class
This course is for employees who work in Behavioral Health at Sharp Grossmont, Sharp Mesa Vista or Sharp McDonald Center only. If you do not work in the Behavioral Health Department do not register for this class.
This initial level I-III class is designed to provide training to help you prevent violence in the workplace via a program known as AVADE (awareness, vigilance, avoidance, defense, escape/environment).
This training offers informative, proactive strategies and interventions that can help prevent and mitigate fear, conflict and aggression, while creating a culture of safety. The full-day class is comprehensive and relevant to stop escalation and reduce risk of injury to staff.
You will receive training strategies and techniques to mitigate escalated and violent behavior through proactive communication skills and techniques for real-world escalated situations. The class will also cover workplace violence, verbal de-escalation techniques, self-defense tactics and defensive control tactics.