The risk of fire is a threat to health, safety and the delivery of services. Students learn specific information related to fire and life safety. Topics include the chemistry and physics of fire, building design for life safety, and other aspects of fire and life safety. Applicable legislation related to fire and life safety is also covered. This course has mandatory chats and mandatory group work. Textbook required.
Preparing to work as an EA, should include an understanding of your own personal safety concerns as well as the related safety issues for the child with whom you will be working. The student will discuss legislation and be provided direction on WHMIS, safe physical care, safety related procedures, an understanding of coping with behavioural issues, physical restraint, medication, suicide and special conditions (e.g. allergies). No textbook required.
Students learn theory and practical skills essential to assist women who are victims of violence. Students examine historical and social perspectives of violence against women; issues of power and authority within a feminist theoretical framework; different forms of violence against women, such as sexual violence and femicide; and women's varied experiences of violence (as impacted by race, class, sexual orientation, ability and age). Through a combination of case studies, literature and media analysis, group activities and discussion, practical demonstrations, role plays, and community research, students learn how to support women who are victims of violence, to assess women for risk of violence, to recommend personal safety plans, and to best advocate for appropriate and needed services. No Textbook Required.