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Safety in care. Care in safety. 

SafeCare is a free blended learning experience designed to help you and your team improve patient care by exploring the principles of trauma-informed care, harm reduction, and Indigenous Cultural Safety.

 Structural-C-sea.png   Getting started with SafeCare 

The SafeCare curriculum focuses on principles of resilience, healing, and improved care outcomes. The goal of the learning is to create safer, more collaborative, more trusting relationships with patients, families and colleagues. There are two different versions of SafeCare. These include a BC Children's & Women's version for all employees, leaders, and physicians, as well as a Provincial Perinatal Substance Use version for any healthcare provider and leaders in the province who works with women who are pregnant and newly parenting and who use substances. Find more information about each SafeCare stream below.

Perinatal Substance Use Version

The Perinatal Substance Use SafeCare education helps you better provide safe and equitable care to pregnant and parenting individuals using substances.

Who is this program for?

The Perinatal Substance Use SafeCare program is for anyone providing care to pregnant or parenting individuals using substances, in both acute and community care settings.

This learning experience will help you:

  • Apply the principles of trauma-informed care, harm reduction, and Indigenous Cultural Safety in your practice and day-to-day interactions;
  • Prepare a personal safety plan and practise self-care;
  • Help create a safe environment for self, colleagues, and patients;
  • Foster healthier connections and relationships with patients, colleagues, and self;
  • Reflect on how your own privilege, beliefs, assumptions, and values impact your practice and behaviours;
  • Align your practice with the Health Guidelines in the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action; and
  • Ensure consistency of care in collaboration with other service providers.
There are two offerings in the PSU SafeCare stream: 

‎Level I - The PSU SafeCare online modules presents core concepts, gives examples, and allows participants to practice their learning through:

  • Applied learning scenarios
  • A workbook and activities to take back to their team and peers
  • Practical takeaways they can use immediately


Level II - Facilitated Sessions offers an opportunity for participants to apply theoretical knowledge from SafeCare Level I and helps participants gain confidence in their ability to provide safe care in their own  context. Through role-play scenarios, small and large group discussions, SafeCare Level II helps participants to gain confidence in their ability to provide safe care in their own contexts.


We are currently accepting applications for SafeCare Co-Facilitators. If you are interested in becoming a Co-Facilitator in your region, please submit your application here.


How and when to take SafeCare
 You can participate at any time! Simply enroll in SafeCare Level I (self-paced online modules) through LearningHub. You can deepen your learning by participating in the live facilitated session, SafeCare Level II.


SafeCare Apprenticeship Program
Become a SafeCare Facilitator


The SafeCare Apprenticeship Program is designed to help build our collective capacity to provide safe care for everyone and to combat stigma around substance use.

This cohort-based program will help you support your colleagues to better provide trauma-informed, culturally safe, and harm reducing care to pregnant or parenting individuals using substances. Through a combination of self-study materials, small group discussions, practicum, self-reflection, and coaching, you will develop the necessary knowledge, skills, and tools to become a Perinatal Substance Use SafeCare Level II facilitator and champion SafeCare in your work setting.

If you would like to champion Perinatal Substance Use SafeCare and become a SafeCare Facilitator, please submit your application by clicking on the link below. We will be in touch via email prior to the SafeCare Apprenticeship Program launch in Fall 2022.

SafeCare  Apprenticeship Program Application


BC Children's & BC Women's Version

The BC Women's & BC Children's Hospital (BCCW) SafeCare program serves to support BCCW's commitment to becoming a trauma-informed, harm-reducing and culturally safe organization. 

Who is this program for?

The BCCW SafeCare program is for any employee of BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital, whether providing direct or indirect care or service to patients and families including physicians, leaders and administrative support workers. 

This learning experience will help you:

  • Create  a shared language across the organization;
  • Celebrate individual/team/unit/organization’s strengths;
  • Examine how the individual/team/unit/ organization can continue to improve
  • Help staff and employees understand their role in contributing to a safe and healthy environment for everyone.

There are two offerings in the BCCW SafeCare stream: 

The BCCW Online Modules presents core concepts, gives examples, and allows participants to practice their learning through:

  • Practice scenarios to apply your knowledge and check your understanding
  • A workbook and activities to take back to their team and peers
  • Practical takeaways they can use immediately


‎The BCCW SafeCare Facilitated Sessions offers an opportunity for participants to integrate, experiment with, and apply concepts, skills, and knowledge from SafeCare online modules. Through role-play scenarios, small and large group discussions, this session helps participants to gain confidence in their ability to provide safe care in their own contexts.‎


BCCW SafeCare supports everyone to do their part in creating a positive hospital experience for everyone.
Register on LearningHub



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