Take a Stand - Speak Up! Annual Refresher

Rating: 4.6 out of 5 (21 Reviews)
Required annually for residential and day service providers in Arizona.
This abuse and neglect course is not only about recognizing and reporting but a call to action. In this class the student will learn about the harsh realities of abuse, neglect and exploitation for people with developmental disabilities. Statistics are provided that will leave the learner shocked at the prevalence of abuse amongst the people we support. Photographs that depict the results of mistreatment leave the learner with no other option but to commit to take a stand and speak up. The class provides you with practical tools and tips on how to respect a person’s space even when more personal support is necessary. You will gain an understanding about the importance of recognizing behavioral patterns that not only suggest physical abuse but environmental and emotional as well. After completing the course the Direct Support Professional is inspired to make it known that the people they support are safe in their presence!

What You Will Learn

Lesson 1
9m 3s
Lesson 2
Redefining Vulnerability
4m 7s
Lesson 3
3m 48s
Lesson 4
Environmental Signs of Maltreatment
2m 45s
Lesson 5
9m 43s
Lesson 6
Recognizing Signs of Abuse and Neglect
21m 52s
Lesson 7
Effects of Maltreatment
Lesson 8
Profile of the Abuser
6m 39s
Lesson 9
Myths and Stereotypes
9m 47s
Lesson 10
Risk Factors
24m 8s
Lesson 11
Reasons Maltreatment is Not Reported
3m 41s
Lesson 12
Boundaries and Ethics of Touch
17m 20s
Lesson 13
The Body Integrity Rule
7m 3s
Lesson 14
Mandated Reporters and Whistleblower Protection
3m 7s
Lesson 15
Reporting to Arizona Protective Agencies
10m 23s


Chris Garcia
Senior Instructor at Practical Training Solutions and AZ DDD Lead Instructor - Chandler Arizona


Rating: 4.6 out of 5 (21 Reviews)
Nicole B
Rating: 5 out of 5
Always such good information
Jul 12, 2024
I absolutely love doing these trainings because even if it is the same training just a refresher I feel like you always gain more knowledge when presented another time or in a different way!!
Ferri H
Rating: 3 out of 5
Take a Stand - Speak Up! Annual Refresher
Jul 11, 2024
This was a long but informative you lose your attention span it can be made shorter and captivate the attention
Esther G
Rating: 5 out of 5
neglet and abuse
Jun 26, 2024
nice explained
Sandra M
Rating: 5 out of 5
Great lesson!
Jun 19, 2024
It was really interactive and educative.
Dixie T
Rating: 5 out of 5
Question about my test
Jun 12, 2024
I would really like to know what question I missed. Could I please find out I think I should have gotten 100%
Davonna B
Rating: 5 out of 5
Davonna Beasley
Jun 4, 2024
Abuse and neglect completed
Eric L
Rating: 4 out of 5
Covered the Material Well
May 30, 2024
Great Job Chris!
Joan K
Rating: 5 out of 5
Take a Stand - Speak Up! Annual Refresher
May 14, 2024
thank you Chris...you have such a good way of explaining the things that should be common sense..of how we should care for those we care about...those who need to be taught differently ..and effect a change in the society we live in
Wayne C
Rating: 5 out of 5
abuse and neglet
Jan 20, 2024
class was great
Holly S
Rating: 5 out of 5
Jan 10, 2024
good class
Rating: 4 out of 5
Stand up speck out
Dec 31, 2023
My review there was a lot of material covered and I payed attention had some trouble at end with test but passed instructor is very knowledgeable about all subject matters and valuable to these courses.
Lucy W K
Rating: 5 out of 5
Dec 10, 2023
Rating: 5 out of 5
Take stand
Nov 28, 2023
Trainer very easy and comfortable to understand
Bryony H
Rating: 1 out of 5
No results as to what has been missed
Nov 27, 2023
I think it would be beneficial if you would allow people to see the questions we missed. This would better help me with my understanding of the question and answer if I'm able to see where I have made a mistake and how I can make sure it's corrected later.
Monique O
Rating: 5 out of 5
Take a Stand - Speak Up! Annual Refresher
Nov 16, 2023
Great class very thorough!!!
Jean K
Rating: 5 out of 5
jean kaye-wilson
Oct 23, 2023
Happiness J
Rating: 5 out of 5
Speak Up
Sep 21, 2023
It's very very educative
Mohamed C
Rating: 5 out of 5
Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation
Sep 21, 2023
The Lessons were eye-openers...especially to DSP's that have been engaging in such acts and omissions due to lack of insight.
Camille Z
Rating: 5 out of 5
Sep 17, 2023
Great class always good to take things
Celia D
Rating: 5 out of 5
take a stand
Jun 7, 2023
very helpful, great information