Prevention and Support

Practical Training Solutions
Rating: 5.0 out of 5 (72 Reviews)
Direct Support Professional AZ DDD
Prevention and Support is required for every DSP providing support to someone with a Behavior Treatment Plan that is receiving DDD funded services in the State of Arizona.
$55.00
In Person Class
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Prevention and Support gives the Direct Support Professional (DSP) tools on how to de-escalate interfering conduct. The DSP will gain knowledge about how to better understand what the person supported may be communicating with their behavior. The student will learn why it’s important to find out the function of a person’s behavior so a new replacement skill can be taught. Finally, if all least intrusive interventions have failed and imminent danger is present, the student will learn how to safely apply an emergency physical intervention technique.

Classes

Jun
1
Wednesday
08:00 AM
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05:00 PM
MST
PTS Chandler
Amanda Godek
8 Seats Left
$55.00
Jun
3
Friday
08:00 AM
-
05:00 PM
MST
PTS Chandler
Amanda Godek
6 Seats Left
$55.00
Jun
4
Saturday
08:00 AM
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05:00 PM
MST
Michael Kiel
4 Seats Left
$55.00
Jun
6
Monday
08:00 AM
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05:00 PM
MST
Heidi Lewis
6 Seats Left
$55.00
Jun
7
Tuesday
08:00 AM
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05:00 PM
MST
PTS Chandler
Chris Garcia
4 Seats Left
$55.00
Jun
8
Wednesday
08:00 AM
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05:00 PM
MST
Heidi Lewis
11 Seats Left
$55.00
Jun
8
Wednesday
08:00 AM
-
05:00 PM
MST
PTS Chandler
Amanda Godek
9 Seats Left
$55.00
Jun
10
Friday
08:00 AM
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05:00 PM
MST
Heidi Lewis
9 Seats Left
$55.00
Jun
13
Monday
08:00 AM
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05:00 PM
MST
PTS Chandler
Amanda Godek
10 Seats Left
$55.00
Jun
14
Tuesday
08:00 AM
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05:00 PM
MST
Heidi Lewis
10 Seats Left
$55.00

Venues

3130 N Arizona Ave.
Suite 102
Chandler, AZ 85225
2432 W Peoria Ave
Bldg 4 Suite 1062
Phoenix, AZ 85029

Instructors

Chris Garcia
Senior Instructor at Practical Training Solutions and AZ DDD Lead Instructor - Chandler Arizona
Heidi Lewis
Instructor at Practical Training Solutions and AZ DDD Lead Instructor - Phoenix Arizona
Amanda Godek
Instructor at Practical Training Solutions, DDD Lead Instructor - Chandler Arizona
Michael Kiel
Stephanie Brown

Reviews

Rating: 5.0 out of 5 (72 Reviews)
Demesha G
Rating: 5 out of 5
Medicine review
May 19, 2022
On point
Delores G
Rating: 5 out of 5
Enthusiastic Trainer
Apr 29, 2022
Very good explanations and thorough instructions
Angelica M
Rating: 5 out of 5
Very Interactive
Mar 25, 2022
I learned a lot as this was my first time taking this class.
Ashley M
Rating: 5 out of 5
Amazing instructor!
Mar 24, 2022
This class was amazing, fun, and engaging. The instructor was knowledgeable and relatable. You can tell she has a strong passion for teaching and working in this field.
Phylicia S
Rating: 5 out of 5
Prevention and Support
Feb 15, 2022
The instructor was Amazing. She had so much knowledge, I enjoyed this class.
Corrina C
Rating: 5 out of 5
Dsp
Feb 2, 2022
Love my class today. Had a lot of fun. The teacher was great.
Dawn S
Rating: 5 out of 5
Great training
Jan 6, 2022
This was very informative and a hands on training to help support in making my grouphome a safer place for staff and clients.
Morgan C
Rating: 5 out of 5
Amazing
Dec 31, 2021
Ms Heidi Lewis was the best teacher. She explained everything very well and helped me understand when I wasn’t comprehending
Shelby L
Rating: 5 out of 5
Prevention and Support
Dec 13, 2021
Heidi made this class engaging and entertaining while still learning valuable skills!
Sean C
Rating: 5 out of 5
Important skills
Nov 29, 2021
Prevention and Support training teaches valuable skills for anyone who works with people with disabilities. Amanda related the information from the curriculum to real life situations and gave the class ample practice for all techniques.
Natasha P
Rating: 5 out of 5
Awesome training
Nov 12, 2021
Amanda was amazing! You can tell she is really passionate about her job, and field of work she’s in.
Courtney M
Rating: 5 out of 5
BHT
Nov 9, 2021
Loved the instructor.
Bria L
Rating: 5 out of 5
classes
Nov 7, 2021
I LOVED IT, I HAD SO MUCH FUN
Oghenemudia U
Rating: 5 out of 5
Very Intersting
Nov 4, 2021
This is very informative class and the instructor is very knowledgeable .She knows how to deliver message to the class. Very good job
jaquan l
Rating: 5 out of 5
GREAT SERVICE
Oct 29, 2021
I highly recommend
Laurie L
Rating: 5 out of 5
Prevention and Support
Oct 8, 2021
Very well organized and administered.
Anelisse G
Rating: 5 out of 5
Speech Therapist
Sep 28, 2021
Great class with a great instructor!
Victoria R
Rating: 4 out of 5
Great! But...
Sep 27, 2021
I loved the class. I had Michael Kiel as an instructor. Very informational, very well taught by the instructor. He gave us many breaks and we had plenty of time for all the material. He made it very interesting and fun. The only complaint I have is that part of the information was based on ABA therapy. The entire class was about giving everyone choices and support, but the ABA positive reinforcement was very contradicting to this by being about control over them and only paying attention to them when they do the right thing. I felt this part was out of place.
Cliff H
Rating: 5 out of 5
S.T.A.R.S. production co-ordinator/job coach/instructor
Aug 27, 2021
Excellent presentation. Comprehensive instruction of concepts and physical requirements. Straightforward, easily understood and enjoyable instruction.
Avielle W
Rating: 5 out of 5
Great!
Aug 18, 2021
She was really nice, instructions were understandable and she was very patient!! Thank you
Gloria S
Rating: 5 out of 5
Prevention and Support
Aug 9, 2021
The training was excellent. And the trainer keep us allert at attentive all 8hrs . She is a excellent trainer
Mihaela P
Rating: 5 out of 5
Great training and amazing instructor
Jul 21, 2021
Heidi was very knowledgeable and had patience to explain all the strategies/techniques and also provided feedback to ensure students understood all techniques. Highly recommend this class.
Patrick K
Rating: 5 out of 5
Job Coach II
Jul 14, 2021
Trainer was very through and hands on, making the informative.
Felicia J T
Rating: 5 out of 5
Prevention & Support
Jul 8, 2021
Instructor Ms. Heidi Was Great. Enjoyed Class, Very Prompt & Detailed.
Elizabeth W
Rating: 5 out of 5
Great class
Jun 21, 2021
Amanda was fun to learn from and she kept me interested throughout the class.
Rosa B
Rating: 5 out of 5
Prevention and Support
Jun 16, 2021
The instductor was fantastic. Excellent information. Very well explained. The class was fun and easy.
Dee G
Rating: 5 out of 5
Dee Graham
Jun 14, 2021
Excellent class, I learned a lot about the techniques with an emphasis on compassion for the individuals we serve.
Takisha W
Rating: 5 out of 5
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Jun 10, 2021
Great
Alissa B
Rating: 5 out of 5
Awesome class!
Jun 3, 2021
I'm not going to lie, When I heard how long the class was I was hoping to get it over with. The class was phenomenal and I learned so much! The group setting was super inviting and comfortable and we all had a fun time learning. I didn't want the class to end! Amanda is such an incredible instructor and I will definitely be attending any possible future classes.
T'CHERA M
Rating: 5 out of 5
Great Teacher 👍
May 29, 2021
The Teacher was awesome. And the class was small which I loved, and it's the first class that I enjoyed being in outta of the 10 years that I have been a dsp. Thank you so much 😊
Roberta Rae S
Rating: 5 out of 5
Case Manager
May 28, 2021
Simple, yet informative
Amy C
Rating: 5 out of 5
nice
May 25, 2021
great instructor ...nice class!!!
DAMON B
Rating: 5 out of 5
Instructor Godek
May 9, 2021
Instructor Godek is a really good teacher and loves her job and the people really awesome.
Karen C
Rating: 5 out of 5
caregiver,BHT
Apr 30, 2021
The class was awesome, instructor was so awesome and made the class fun and with lots of knowledge. I really enjoyed the class see in u in 3 years.
Rebecca N
Rating: 5 out of 5
Great Class!
Apr 22, 2021
Heidi was our instructor and the class was fun, informational, and engaging. I would recommend this class and Heidi as the instructor to anyone interested in prevention & support. -Rebecca Nichols
Destiny A
Rating: 5 out of 5
Great Class!
Apr 8, 2021
Enjoyed this class Amanda was very detailed and gave information that was helpful! She made what we learned relatable and easy to apply to work scenarios. I loved how she stressed the importance of being creative and avoiding restraints or contact unless it was necessary.
Senait G
Rating: 5 out of 5
Prevention and support
Apr 3, 2021
Great instructor.
Abel L
Rating: 5 out of 5
Prevention and support
Mar 29, 2021
Heidi was great and very thorough with the content presented. The emergency physical intervention techniques were easy to practice and the instructor helped make corrections in our flaws. This is my fourth time taking this class and Overall it was great active class with an engaged instructor and students. I would definitely retake my class here again!
Kimberly A
Rating: 5 out of 5
Caregiver
Mar 29, 2021
I learned so much from Heidi!
Michele F
Rating: 5 out of 5
Heidi
Mar 25, 2021
Excellent presentor!
Tamiko T
Rating: 5 out of 5
Prevention and Support
Mar 9, 2021
Good class
Marilyn F
Rating: 5 out of 5
Instructor
Feb 18, 2021
Heidi Lewis was an excellent instructor. The class was fun and informative. I look forward to doing another class with her again.
Deiontay B
Rating: 4 out of 5
Awsome
Feb 5, 2021
The teacher did really well had my attention very beneficial class to attend thank you
Sonja-Sophie L
Rating: 5 out of 5
Awesome Instructor
Jan 13, 2021
Valuable content presented by a fantastic presenter with heart!
Melva H
Rating: 5 out of 5
Great
Jan 6, 2021
The class was fun and a lot of information to help us.
Patience K Y
Rating: 5 out of 5
Like it
Sep 12, 2020
The class was interesting, and the teacher great.
OYEWALE O
Rating: 5 out of 5
Awesome Class!
Sep 6, 2020
The course was well organized and the instructor was very knowledgeable with excellent presentation skills. The instructor did a great job in covering the course material. Excellent!"
Precious M
Rating: 5 out of 5
Youth specialist
Sep 6, 2020
This course reminded me of professionalisms.
HOLLY W
Rating: 5 out of 5
Prevention and Support
Sep 4, 2020
Great class and instructor. Heidi made sure we understood the materials.
William I
Rating: 5 out of 5
Exciting Class
Sep 1, 2020
I first went in thinking it was going to be lame and hard with the quiz at the end however the Instructor made it fun, fast, and enjoyable for all of us there. Helped us out with the moves and everything. If anyone had to take this class I would say take it with this instructor, I had a good time.
Angela S
Rating: 5 out of 5
Great class, thank you!
Aug 10, 2020
Thanks Amanda! You are a great instructor and I'm grateful for everything I learned :) This isn't my profession, but as a family member of DDD, I wish that everyone went through your class and learned things from the perspective you teach. Thanks again!
Tiara J
Rating: 5 out of 5
P&S
Aug 8, 2020
The teacher was amazing and made class really fun to take
Lulu L
Rating: 5 out of 5
Course: Prevention and Support
Jun 26, 2020
Excellent presentation, teacher and materials! Overall very good!
Kosei H
Rating: 5 out of 5
Great teacher
May 11, 2020
Awesome teacher, very helpful and nice.
ARIANA M
Rating: 5 out of 5
Prevention and Support
Apr 14, 2020
Instructor was amazing , amazing class
Adilene M
Rating: 5 out of 5
Direct support professional
Mar 19, 2020
Amazing instructors!
Gregory M
Rating: 5 out of 5
Prevention and Support
Mar 6, 2020
I attended the Prevention and Support class today under Amanda Godek, I was completely impressed from beginning to end. Amanda taught the class very well, in fact I feel she taught better than most teachers/instructors I have sat under. Completely professional and I feel she does teaching because she cares about those that can not defend themselves, it is not just a job, that speaks volumes to the student. I have learned more than the course, She reinforced life values my parents taught me. Not sure If I can request her for Article 9, CPR, Basic First Aid but that would be my request next time I have to renew those courses. I am a Chaplain with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, I have to also attend CPR and Basic First Aid with them, I feel those classes will be dry compared to Amanda's teaching style. I go away being a better man for sitting under her teaching, and feel incredibly blessed for having experienced the class today. By all means retain Amanda as I view her as an asset to your company!!
Monesha B
Rating: 5 out of 5
Prevention and Support
Feb 26, 2020
Amanda Godek, was very nice and was very good at what she does. she made it fun for the class, kept us laughing, so i was very pleased, normally i fall asleep and be bored, i had so much fun i wasn't bored or sleepy at all. Training with her was amazing and will be picking her all the time for all my trainings from here on out.
Andrea G
Rating: 5 out of 5
Informative Class
Feb 20, 2020
quick review of some preventive strategies how to defuse a possible volitive situation. *Forgot to ask for class booklet to be emailed.
Edmond M
Rating: 5 out of 5
Edmond Mosima Behavior Health Professional
Feb 20, 2020
This training was fantastic with the best trainer one can ever think of.
Laura G
Rating: 5 out of 5
Review
Feb 13, 2020
Fantastic instructor. Great message and made the class interesting. Worked with every student to learn the different techniques.
Vivi A
Rating: 5 out of 5
prevention and support
Feb 10, 2020
great class, great instructor...very informative and thorough.
Evelyn M
Rating: 5 out of 5
Insightful
Jan 23, 2020
Great learning tools for redirecting behaviors.
David E
Rating: 5 out of 5
Prevention and Support
Jan 13, 2020
This was a great class. Heidi explained and demonstrated everything.
Kimberly E
Rating: 5 out of 5
Prevention and Support
Jan 12, 2020
I really enjoyed this course because of all the hands on training. I am, however, having trouble downloading and printing my certificate and need that for agency. Please help.
EDITH N. B
Rating: 5 out of 5
dsp
Dec 18, 2019
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Linda L
Rating: 5 out of 5
Great Teacher. Love the class
Dec 6, 2019
Learned a lot from the class . The teacher was awesome. I would love to take Amanda’s class anytime
Joseph K
Rating: 5 out of 5
Prevention & Support.
Dec 4, 2019
Instructor was very informative, creative, exciting, and made the day go by so quick. Thank you.
Benita V
Rating: 5 out of 5
Provider
Nov 10, 2019
Awesome Instructor!! Awesome class!!
Christina P
Rating: 5 out of 5
P&S with Heidi
Oct 28, 2019
I just took the Prevention and Support Class with Heidi and I loved it! Heidi was very knowledgeable and thorough, she made sure all of us understood each technique before moving ahead. The true reason I enjoyed this class was the element of "Positivism" that Heidi adds to it. She reminds us that technique is only good if it comes with patience, kindness and respect. I will definitely return in three years to see her.
Vince F
Rating: 5 out of 5
Very enjoyable class
Sep 11, 2019
While I have taken this course (or when it was CIT) multiple times over the last two decades, I enjoyed this class immensely. Amanda Godek did a wonderful job in keeping the class fresh, moving along and interesting. She is energetic, engaging and was able to impart the information and techniques to us in an interesting and enjoyable way.
Abby P
Rating: 5 out of 5
Amazing
Sep 6, 2019
Heidi was amazing she’s super funny and a very friendly instructor it was a fun class and she was so very hands on and informative had a great time and learned so much