Professional Assault Response Training (PART)

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 a PART Instructor 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 Sessions for 2019

All sessions run from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • PART Train-the-Trainer Recertification session - September 25, 2019 - Saskatoon
    • SARC Administrative Office - 111 Cardinal Crescent
  • PART Train-the-Trainer session - October 22-25, 2019 - Saskatoon
    • SARC Administrative Office - 111 Cardinal Crescent

To register for a PART Re-Certification 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.

*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 Services 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 SaskPolytechnic). 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 front line, 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 front line, 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 tell stories of her past experiences to bring it 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.


  • PART Recertification

    Sep 25, 2019

    111 Cardinal Crescent, Saskatoon, SK

  • October 2019 PART Train-the-Trainer

    Oct 22, 2019 - Oct 25, 2019

    SARC Administrative Office - 111 Cardinal Crescent

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