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Advanced Health and Medications*, Basic Health*, Basic Medications*, CPR/First Aid*, Cultural Competence, Developmental Disabilities, Emergency Physical Intervention*, Environmental Emergencies*, Nutrition*, Person Centered Planning, Residential Recipient Rights* and Non-Residential Recipient Rights, Role of Support Provider*, Schizophrenia, Working with People: Human Needs*, Working with People: Positive Behavior Supports*
Trainings marked with an asterisk are part of network180's Supportive Living Curriculum, which includes the content of the Michigan Department of Community Health's Providing Residential Services in Community Settings curriculum. The Supportive Living Curriculum provides a foundation for staff working in specialized adult foster care homes as well as other community settings.
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Advanced Health and Medications is a four-hour training for all supportive living providers. This program will present staff with skills on how to recognize and report signs and symptoms of disease. The training will also present the psychiatric medications that are used to treat behavioral health disorders, as well as their indications and side effect profiles. Medications covered include antidepressants, anti-psychotics, anti-anxiety medications, mood stabilizers, anti-epileptic drugs, analgesics, and ADD stimulants. This training module also provides guidelines on staff action in responding to the symptoms of disease and health documentation guidelines in responding to medical conditions recognized in the individuals we serve in the mental health/substance use system. A test will be given at the end of this training. Handouts will also be made available during this important health training.
Basic Health is a full day training offered to all support providers in the network180 system. This program will present Medical information including a demonstration on the correct procedures to measure temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure. A presentation on seizures, allergic reaction and infection control, which includes prevention and spread of infections, hand washing techniques, signs and symptoms of common infections and appropriate staff actions. This training will also include a presentation and discussion on Universal Precautions. Guidelines to reduce risk of exposure to germs that may cause disease, including a discussion on Bloodborne Pathogens such as viral Hepatitis and HIV/AIDS.
Tuberculosis, ringworm, scabies, and impetigo (prevention and treatment strategies) will be studied. A test will be offered on the content of Basic Health.
This is an introduction to medication administration for the Community Residential System. This is a full day class. The training will include a presentation on: Identifying the uses of medications, terminology, drug forms and routes, documentation, pharmacy labels and physician orders, storage, medications prep/administration 5 rights, guidelines and medications errors. Student must complete a return demonstration of medication administration/documentation. This training does not cover injections. There will be a test given on the content of this training. Trainees who pass the exam will be given a certificate indicating approval to pass medications in a licensed residential setting. It is expected that the provider agency will introduce the staff to the provider's specific medication policies and procedures.
This module covers potentially life threatening situations: how to recognize them when they occur, and what specific actions you must take to deal with them once they have happened. The CPR/First Aid courses are American Heart Association certified and cover Adult CPR/AED and first aid for choking. The expected outcomes for First Aid: recognize any special precautions necessary for each first aid procedure, recognize appropriate first aid procedures and recognize a life-threatening situation (bleeding, shock, fractures, burns). Students are required to participate in several return demonstrations to successfully complete these trainings.
Charges will be billed to the agency. Please note: If someone is registered for CPR and/or First Aid and does not show without calling to cancel, it will still be billed.
*First Aid is offered from 9:00 – 12:00. CPR is offered from 1:00 – 4:00. You may attend the CPR course, First Aid course, or both.
Cultural Competence: is the integration and transformation of knowledge about individuals and groups of people into specific standards, policies, practices, and attitudes used in various cultural settings to increase the quality of services, thereby producing better outcomes. Competence in cross-cultural functioning means learning new patterns of behavior and effectively applying them in appropriate settings.
Cultural Sensitivity: refers to an individual’s ability to be aware of and respect another individual’s values and lifestyle even when these differ from one’s own. Before an individual can transmit an open and non-judgmental attitude toward persons of diverse backgrounds and beliefs, one must understand and develop insight into one4’s own background and belief system. Otherwise, an individual of another background causing anxiety and discomfort.
Cultural Proficiency: refers to an individual’s (organization’s) advancement in skill and knowledge in understanding and responding to diverse populations, including their languages, histories, traditions, spiritual beliefs, socioeconomic status, and values, as well as diversity in age, gender, and sexual orientation. The individual’s competence will derive from experience, training, and practice.
This training provides a basic introduction to developmental disabilities--lifelong conditions that may be attributed to a mental and/or physical condition. The training covers the following disabilities: intellectual disabilities, Down Syndrome, Autism, Prader-Willi Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Fragile X, and PKU.
This 4-hour training is the network180-approved emergency physical intervention/restrictive technique training for contracted residential provider staff in the behavioral health system. This presentation involves both de-escalation strategies and emergency physical intervention techniques, designed for the personal safety of both individuals and staff. The emergency physical interventions involve 2 sets of techniques; defensive and advanced. Most techniques are defensive and include blocks (punch, kick blocks…), and releases (grip-bite releases…). The advanced techniques involve the “wrap around”(basket wrap), come-along and the take-down (setting the ‘wrapped’ individual on the floor facing forward in the sitting position). This training also includes principles and successful do’s and don’ts for responding to a potentially dangerous situation. Physical Intervention is always a last resort to protect individuals from imminent risk of serious physical harm. Network180 requires the use of positive behavioral supports including encouraging a culture of gentlenesss and using a trauma-informed approach in the community provider system. Emergency physical intervention is about safety and is not used as treatment.
Individuals attending must be able to perform the emergency physical restrictive techniques as taught to receive certification. They must also pass a written exam. Dress appropriate for physical movement. Staff that are required to complete a emergency physical intervention refresher course may repeat this class on an on-going basis as needed.
Note: Staff who desire to attend this training are expected to complete Working with People: Positive behavioral supports (2-day class), preferably before they attend this training.
This training focuses on prevention, preparation and responding to Environmental Emergencies and hazards.
Topics include: Preventing and Preparing for Emergencies, Protection and Evacuation Plans, Severe Weather, Tornado Safety and Tornado Drills, Poison Prevention, Seasonal Weather Hazards, Power Outages, Fire Drills and Destination Training, Fire Safety.
This training will describe possible environmental emergencies in supportive living settings and the support provider’s responsibilities.
Support providers will prepare, cook and serve meals to individuals living in supportive living settings. The nutrition training is an introduction into the guidelines from the community settings curriculum. Topics include menu guidelines, meal planning, the food guide pyramid (USDA), 6 classes of nutrients, food storage, safe temperatures, food safety, shopping, measuring, sanitation, hand washing and understanding food labels. This training also provides a basic introduction to swallowing difficulties, dysphasia, and adaptive responses to meet those special needs. Residential staff are required to attend this training. Handouts will be given during this training and a test will follow.
Trainees must pass the test to receive a certificate.
Specialized trainings on tube-feeding, swallowing/chewing pathologies/difficulties are provided by the residential provider on an as-needed and individualized basis.
This training is directed to Support Providers in supportive living and community residential settings.
Person-Centered Planning is the fundamental legal right of persons with Mental Illness, Developmental Disability, or Emotional Disturbance served by the public Mental Health system regardless of age, or residential setting.
Person-Centered Planning is the process for planning and supporting individuals that builds on their strength’s, talents and abilities. Most important is that the individual’s choices and preferences are always respected. The network180 Individual Plan of Service is reviewed. The role of support providers in the person centered planning process.
Self-Determination Values: Individuals have the right to direct their lives. This includes initiating action, creating opportunities, making choices and rejecting options.
The Recipient Rights training is a required training for all staff, both new and seasoned, working in a contract agency. At the conclusion of this training the staff will: 1) recognize rights which are guaranteed by the Michigan Health Code, 2) identify the purpose of the Michigan Mental Health Code, 3) identify situations which dehumanize and deprive individuals of their rights, 4) be aware of employer responsibility in regard to the reporting of abuse, neglect and other recipient rights violations, and 5) understand the functions and purpose of the Office of Recipient Rights. There will be a test at the end of this training. All trainees are expected to pass the test to receive certification. Please note that this training is designed for all staff working in the Community Mental Health system regardless of their role. This training also serves as the Rights refresher training.
This training introduces the student to the role of the Support Provider.
Topics include the philosophy and role of support providers, history of community living, network180 services, quality of life, the important influence of values and attitudes, documentation, the principles of change, reducing stigma and recovery.
People are seen as developing individuals and should have access to their community.
The roles of direct care staff require a flexible person to assist and support people who are making choices about living in their community.
Schizophrenia, a disease of the brain, is one of the most disabling and emotionally devastating illnesses known.
We will take a look at the causes, signs and symptoms of this mental illness during this two-hour in-service. We will also review treatment for those with Schizophrenia. Other topics to be covered will include: Theories on the causes of Schizophrenia, Discussions on the primary symptoms: Delusions, hallucinations and characteristics of this serious chronic thought disturbance including psychosocial issues and current treatment regimens.
This training introduces the student to the hierarchy of human needs and examines how the expression of those needs, by persons with disabilities, are to be understood.
Topics Include: Understanding Human Needs, Self Fulfilling Prophecies, Postures, Positive Reinforcement, Functional Skills, Effective Teaching
The Working with People, Positive Behavior Supports training contains topics that are intended to provide information that will enable the staff to build skills, build relationships, choices and meaningful activities, provide support and interact positively with individuals displaying challenging behaviors.
Topics Include: Identify factors that promote positive behavior, Identify aspects of an individual’s quality of life that influence behavior, Identify aspects of the environment that influence the individuals behavior, Observation and assessment of the communicative function of behavior, Identify antecedents and precursors, ABC model of Positive Behavior Support, Functional Assessments, Proactive Options, Positive Behavior Support Plans