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Sharp Grossmont Behavioral Health AVADE Level I-III Initial Training Class

This class teaches Sharp Behavioral Health employees how to prevent violence in the workplace.


Long Cancer Center

Conference Rooms 1-3
5555 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA 91942
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Wednesday, Oct. 11, 8 am to 4:30 pm

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    For more information, please call 1-800-827-4277, Monday through Friday, 7 am to 7 pm.

Presented by Sharp Grossmont Hospital plus

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.

Cancellation Policy plus

If you need to cancel your registration for this event, please call 1-800-827-4277 Monday through Friday, 7 am to 7 pm, or log in to your account to cancel online.

Parking Information plus

Sharp Grossmont employees should park in their normal spot on campus. Sharp Mesa Vista or McDonald Center employees should park at the Sharp Grossmont Brier Patch located at 9000 Wakarusa Street. Parking is free in the Brier Patch lot.

Special Instructions plus

Spaces are limited and reserved specifically for Behavioral Health employees.

Presenter Information plus

  • Theresa Carroll, RN
  • Elena Kirpicheva, RN
  • Jason Natividad, RN
  • Teresa Winkler, LMFT

Arrival plus

Students enrolled in this class will receive a welcome email directly from AVADE one day prior to their course. The email will contain instructions and a link to create an account to access the online student guide/e-book. Please make sure you have access to the e-book before your class.

Participants who arrive more than five minutes after the class start time will be asked to reschedule. 

What to Bring plus

  • It is mandatory that you bring a face covering to class.
  • Please wear scrubs or comfortable clothing. You will be asked to perform self-defense movements
  • A lunch break will be provided. Please plan to bring your own food and beverages.

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