FAQ: WEVAS® Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I enroll in a WEVAS® course or workshop?
A: Manitoba school divisions offer WEVAS® training on a regular basis, as do colleges, universities, and other service providers. Contact a school division's Student Services Administrator to find out information about WEVAS®, view workshop links on wevas.ca or wevas.net, or contact a post-secondary institution directly.
Q: I completed a WEVAS® course but I cannot find my certificate needed for a job.
A: Individual WEVAS® instructors and the organization for which they teach issue certificates to successful workshop participants. Contact them to obtain a copy of your certificate.
Q: What is the difference between WEVAS® and NVCI?
A: There is a lot of overlap between WEVAS® and NVCI - Nonviolent Crisis Intervention, however, WEVAS® is a "hands-off" model which teaches protective skills rather than "restraints" or "holding skills."
Q: Can anyone become a WEVAS® facilitator/instructor?
A: WEVAS® facilitators / instructors / trainers have been selected from their organizations for their leadership and other valued skills that will enable them to provide the WEVAS® training to others. They have successfully completed a 5-day intensive WEVAS® certification program. Contact the WEVAS® Clinical Director for more information about training of trainers.
Q: How often is WEVAS® facilitator training offered?
A: WEVAS® facilitator training historically has been offered once every two years or when an organization has enough participants to proceed (typically 18-24). Contact the WEVAS® Clinical Director for more information about hosting a training of trainers course.
Q: How do I find a WEVAS® facilitator to train my staff?
A: Contact your local school division to find out who the WEVAS® facilitators are and to arrange a workshop directly with them. Coming soon: WEVAS® facilitator contact information may be listed on www.wevas.ca. Contact the WEVAS® Clinical Director for more information about finding a facilitator.
WEVAS® Clinical Director