Professional Assault Response Training (PART)

Please note: The Saskatchewan Association for Safe Work Places in Health has granted a 180 day extension to all certified PART Trainers and staff who are unable to recertify due to current COVID-19 restrictions.

PART training is only available to SARC Members. Not a SARC Member and interested in PART? Please visit the SASWH website.

This program is intended for supervisors to become PART Trainers, and able to train PART to employees at their organization.


What is PART?

PART is designed to assist staff with a means of identification and appropriate response to potentially assaultive/aggressive situations. PART focuses on prevention by teaching the concept that all behaviour is communication. If staff can identify and respond to a behaviour, they may be able to prevent escalation to a potentially dangerous situation. Hands-on techniques are also trained to keep everyone safe when preventative measures are not successful and dangerous behaviours do occur.

When staff understand the treatment outcomes expected for an individual who is sometimes aggressive, they are better able to provide therapeutic interventions to meet the treatment objectives.

The principles of PART are: 

  • Purpose
  • Professionalism
  • Preparation
  • Identification
  • Response
  • Recording

If you have any questions, please let us know here.


PART is owned by the Saskatchewan Association for Safe Workplaces in Health. 

As a requirement of CLSD COMPASS funding, SARC must report on training satisfaction rates. As a result, we ask that all Learners complete individual program evaluations immediately upon finishing any training, as well as within 3-4 months of completion. Your feedback will also be used to ensure that SARC continues to provide the best training possible.

SARC is pleased to have two PART Instructors on staff who is able to train individuals to become PART Trainers at an Organization!

To become a PART trainer, the trainer candidate must attend a PART Train-the-Trainer session.  Once the candidate has been certified as a PART Trainer, they can then return to the organization and teach the PART program to the organization’s staff.

It is recommended that a PART Trainer be in a supervisory-type position. It is also recommended that the trainer candidate:

  • Shows interest in promoting a safe work place
  • Will support the principles of the PART© program
  • Will have the physical ability to demonstrate the physical maneuvers
  • Is comfortable presenting materials to others, including coworkers
  • Displays good communication and motivational skills
  • Job duties allow for the flexibility to provide PART© training sessions
  • Has the ability to disseminate PART© material

The PART Train-the-trainer sessions are four days in length.   Attendees will be given all necessary materials at the training session.  

Attendees are required to wear comfortable clothing to the four-day training session as demonstration of physical maneuvers is required. (Please note that there is the chance that clothing may be torn or ripped during training). Footwear must have a closed toe and be secure to the foot. 

Upon successfully completing this course, participants will be provided with a Certificate of Completion. Trainers must be re-certified in order to retain their trainer status every two years.

PART Train-the-Trainer

  • All sessions of PART Train-the-Trainer have been postponed due to Covid-19.

PART Trainer Recertification

  • All sessions of PART Recertification have been postponed due to Covid-19.

Please note: Masks will be required for PART Train-the-Trainer and Trainer Recertification due to the demonstration requirements of this program. Masks will be provided or feel free to bring your own.

To register for a PART Recertification session you must be a current certified PART Trainer. If your certification has lapsed, you must attend a Train-the-Trainer session again to become certified to train at your organization.

*Your organization must have a PART Agreement in place with SARC to train PART. If you do not have an Agreement in place, please click here.

Pricing for PART are as follows:

SARC Member Agency: Train-the-Trainer $175

  • Travel, accommodations, and meals are not included.
  • Trainer candidates are given their materials at the session.

SARC Member Agency: Re-certification $50

  • Travel, accommodations, and meals are not included.
  • Trainers should bring their PART manuals with them to the session.

If you are an eligible COMPASS Organization, remember to use your COMPASS Promo/Coupon code at checkout to register at no cost.

*Attendees who are not employed by a SARC Member Agency must receive permission from SASWH, the owner of the PART program, to be trained by SARC. If you are not a SARC Member, please click here to be re-directed to the SASWH website.

You may cancel your registration up to 5 business days in advance. 

Lisa Malowany, Program Manager/Trainer with SARC

Lisa Malowany has been involved in the Disability Service sector since 1989. She is a graduate of the Rehabilitation Worker Program (now called the Disability Support Worker Program) and received her two-year Diploma from SIAST (now Saskatchewan Polytechnic) in 1992. She is also a graduate of the Leadership Saskatoon Program in 2012-2013.

She has experience in a variety of roles within Community-based Organizations from direct service to management, and has also served on Boards of Directors. Lisa has had the privilege of working with a wide range of people experiencing disability and what she has learned from them has formed the basis of her career.  Although Lisa no longer works in direct service, that experience is at the heart of everything she does and helps to form every decision she makes in her work.

Lisa has worked for SARC since 2002 in various capacities. She has been a PART and TLR Instructor since 2014, and a Mental Health First Aid – Basic Instructor since 2018. Lisa is described as a passionate trainer who uses her past experience and knowledge to enhance her training sessions. She loves to share stories of her past experiences to bring training material to real life and uses activities and humour to create a positive learning environment.  

Lisa is married and has two sons. Her family are avid Saskatchewan Roughrider fans and love camping.


Lori Morphy, Trainer/Resource Developer with SARC

Lori Morphy has more than 15 years of experience in the Disability Service sector in a variety of roles, including involvement in disability sports and adapted physical activity programs, work as a Direct Support Professional, assistant coordinator with Disability Support Services at the University of Alberta, and coordinator for mentorship and employment programs for youth experiencing disability. 

Lori holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a Master of Arts in Physical Education, both specializing in physical activity for people experiencing disability.  She has taught post-secondary courses in adapted physical activity, health education, human growth and development, and therapeutic activities through the University of Alberta and Saskatchewan Polytechnic.

Lori joined SARC in 2018 as a Trainer and Resource Developer.  In 2019 she received TLR and PART Instructor certification from the Saskatchewan Association for Safe Workplaces in Health. In 2020 she completed training as an NTG Affiliate Provincial Trainer for the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices – Canada (NTG-Canada).  She brings energy, enthusiasm, and an interactive approach to all programs that she facilitates, and she looks forward to sharing her knowledge with others.  Lori has also contributed to the development of several of SARC’s training programs and resources.

Lori has a keen interest in person-centred practice.  Her master’s research focused on the experience of choice for adults experiencing disability. She continues to build her knowledge in person-centred work, and recently completed training in Person-centred Thinking, Personalization of Care and Support Plans, and Person-centred Risk through Helen Sanderson and Associates. She applies this knowledge as a facilitator for SARC’s Person-centred Essentials training.

Lori and her husband have two young children, and she enjoys spending her time being active in gymnastics and many outdoor activities.  She is an active community member, working as a gymnastics coach for athletes experiencing disability, rhythmic gymnastics coach, and volunteering for various community events. 

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