Sunday, August 18, 2019
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Credential for Strengths-Based Family Workers (sfw)
$325.00 (1 section available)
This 90-hour course is designed to foster the knowledge, skills and attitudes that family workers need; its goal is to ensure that those who are in direct contact with individuals and famililes achieve maximum effectiveness in the delivery of helping services. The course curriculum meets current academic and credentialing standards, builds on other existing Family Development training models and measures student's achievement of core competencies. This model promotes students' success in assisting families develop the knowledge and skills they need. The SFW training course identifies six core compentencies (along with practice behaviors and learning objectives that help to define these competencies) which are known to facilitate improved outcomes for families. The course builds on the six competencies as a core for effective Strengths-based Family Worker education. These are documented in the SFW portfolio by the student and the student's Learning Coach.

Direct Support Professionals Conference
$20.00 (1 section available)
This six-hour course will provide participants with a unique opportunity to gain a fuller understanding of their professional and personal roles as Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) and for the contributions they make to the lives of the people they support. Students will learn how their daily care and advocacy help their clients live fulfilling everyday lives and be full citizens of their communities. The importance of engaging individuals in community activities and providing support for socialization will be stressed. Other current positive practices that can be used to support and empower individuals with intellectual disability will also be discussed. Participants will also gain an understanding of the importance of teamwork and collaborative planning between the individuals they support and all of the people who support them. The target audiences for this training are direct support professionals and other support staff in the MR/ID field.

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