Alberta Council of Disability Services

Upcoming Events

Introduction to Complex Support Needs and Secure Treatment

March 23, 2023 to March 30, 2024

12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Self-paced online training


The self-paced online training: Introduction to Complex Needs and Secure Treatment aims to support service providers in navigating the challenges of serving individuals who have developmental disabilities coexisting with significant complex mental health, medical, or behavioural needs. These individuals often encounter disjointed service experiences and fall under the Complex Needs Designation.

Training Modules:

The course consists of 8 comprehensive modules, each concluding with assessments, culminating in a final test:

  1. Introduction to Community Secure Treatment
  2. Secure Treatment Support Feature Models
  3. Seclusion and Technology Protocols: Considerations and Guidelines
  4. Secure Treatment Identifying Factors
  5. Client Data Analysis
  6. CET Standards: Secure Treatment Indicators
  7. Operational Consideration
  8. Considerations for Potential Secure Treatment Providers

Certificate of Completion:

Learners who successfully meet all course requirements will receive an electronic Certificate of Completion.

Collaborative Effort:

The online training has been developed in collaboration with Calgary Scope Society, an ACDS member organization.  This course addresses the Creating Excellence Together (CET) Accreditation Standards set out by ACDS. 

Training Format:

Self-paced Online Training: Offering flexibility and convenience, this format allows learners to progress through the modules at their own rhythm.


  • ACDS Member Organization: $225 + GST per learner
  • Non-Member Organization: $292.50 + GST per learner

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