This is Gary Klugiewicz.
Joel Lashley and I are are currently conducting an Interventions for Patients with Challenging Behaviors Instructor Class for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. The Interventions Class is a specialized class that we conduct for contact professionals in healthcare, mental health, and social work. We are being supported by Kati Tillema from the Vistelar and Chief of Police Thomas Poellot from Cudahy Police Department. The instructors attending the class come from healthcare, social work, law enforcement, private security, and emergency medical services.
Pasted below in a photo from the training we did outside the classroom that simulated the stairs leading up to a private residence. Since my contact professionals that we train have to make “house” calls, training in how to approach a private residence is very important. We are talking about how to prepare for, investigate, drive by, park your vehicle, and approach the residence. This applies to police, home care workers, and utility workers to mention only a few. Dave Young’s 10-5-2 Foot Concept has real application as you start walking up the steps. What are you evaluating? When do you start communicating? Where and how to you safety close the distance to take care of the business that you came to complete. These are the safety focused questions that the class will answer.
We look forward to a great week in Milwaukee.