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DDS SOUTHEAST REGION LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT CALENDAR



April, May, June

2016

“Spring came suddenly, bursting upon the world as a child bursts into a room, with a laugh and a shout and hands full of flowers”.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

There is something special about Springtime. Perhaps it is the fact that it does seem to burst into our world like the crocuses that burst from the ground, or the buds on the trees that seem to appear out of nowhere on the branches. Or perhaps, because we have more sunlight to enjoy, or perhaps it is the joy of witnessing the blooming of the trees and flowers. Or maybe the anticipation of the Summer with sunny days, vacations, cook outs, and sitting with family and friends around the firepit. Spring is a time that we see things that we may have planted last year, that are coming to fruition.

As we prepared the Spring Calendar, we listed all of the Learning Opportunities that are available for the months of April, May, and June. Each time we present a training, it is like planting seeds of knowledge. Our desire is that those seeds germinate and grow and that the information that has been diseminated will effect the lives of the people that we support.

I would like to mention a couple of the brand new trainings that we are offering. One is the training that is being offered for the very first time is “ The Complaint Process” this will be presented by the SouthEast Investigation Unit and Disabled Persons Protection Commission. This training will include administrative reviews, DPPC’s and the Investigative process. Another training that we will be offering is “ Conversations That Matter” presented by Alberto Barreto. This training will review emotional intelligence and conflict management – acquiring the capacity to understand, articulate, manage, and apply the power of our emotions as we interact with different cultures. I am confident that both of these trainings, as well as the other trainings in the calendar, will serve to enhance the skills that many of you all ready possess. Enjoy Spring!

Dianne Rodrigues

Director of Learning and Staff Development

Southeast Regional Training Committees


  • Regional Training Council

  • Brockton/South Costal Training Committee

  • Fall River Training Committee

  • New Bedford Training Committee

  • Plymouth Planning Council

  • Cape & Islands Training Committee

  • Taunton/Attleboro Training Committee

  • Regional Leadership Series Committee

  • Southeast Residential Training Committee/Diversity Committee

  • Wrentham Training Committee

  • Regional Diversity/Inclusion Committee

  • Wrentham Diversity Committee

  • Orientation/Training Committee



Registration: unless otherwise indicated, email: Raquel Pereira at raquel.pereira@state.ma.us
Please provide the following information:

How to Register:



      • Name/names of staff you wish to register

      • Name of class

      • Date of class

      • Contact information including:

        • Name of contact person

        • Name of agency

        • Phone number of contact person

        • Email of contact person

        • Any necessary accommodations

For CPR/First Aid Classes at Wrentham: refer to calendar for contact person.

WEATHER INFORMATION
Cancelation (day) of training occurs when the Governor declares a STATE OF EMERGENCY.

For cancellation of Regional Trainings please check the DDS Learning Site @ www.ddslearning.com

For cancellation of classes held at Wrentham Developmental Center, please call (508) 384-1654.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
April, May, June

2016

Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) 30

Adult Asperger/Autism 28



American Heart Association First Aid, CPR 13

Assisted Tech/Adaptive Equipment 44

Awareness and Action Training Opportunity 32

Basic Fire Safety Training 13

Borderline Personality Disorder (PBD) 30

Bristol Community College 35

C.A.S.T. 26

Calendars (April – June) 8, 9, 10

Complaint Process 31

Conversations that Matter 36

Creating Sensory Spaces 29

Direct Support Certificate Program 35

Directions 45, 46, 47

Disability Law Center 41

Family Support Centers 37, 38, 39

Friends Matter 22

How to Reach Us 7

Kennedy Donovan Center Pathways Series 24, 25

Many Faces of Dementia 20

Massachusetts Advocates Standing Strong 33

May Professional Development 12


Medication Administration (MAP) & SE Nursing Supports 15

NVMAB 14

Office for Human Rights 11

Relationships & Sexuality 27

Resources 34

Respiratory Update 23

Save the Date Page 40

Selection & The Lessons of History 42

Servant Leadership, the Basis of Our Work 19

Social Media Safety Training 21

Sudden Cardiac Arrest 43

Supervising a Culturally Diverse Workforce 16

SRV and PASSING 17, 18

The Process of Problem Solving 19

Words Are Important 19

DDS Orientation for all new Southeast Region staff is offered quarterly, this quarter is scheduled for May 9th through May 20, 2016. All new DDS employees are required to attend. Topics include:


  • Welcome and Introduction to State Services

  • History of Department of Developmental Services

  • Basic Human Rights (prerequisite for Human Rights Systems/Advocates)

  • Understanding the People We Support
  • Confidentiality is a Right to Privacy (HIPAA)


  • Diversity (full day)

  • Diversity (half day – additional requirement for managers)

  • Sexual Harassment Prevention

  • Workplace Communication

  • Team Building

  • Understanding Valued Roles

  • Understanding the importance of Relationships and Friendships

  • Introduction to Positive Behavioral Supports

  • Confidentiality

In addition to the DDS Orientation classroom training, ALL NEW EMPLOYEES must ALSO take the Mandatory EOHHS Administrative Training found on-line at www.pace.state.ma.us. These required trainings include: Human Service Worker Safety, Workplace Violence, Domestic Violence, Conflict of Interest, Parts 1 and 2, Sexual Harassment, Confidentiality, Disability Awareness.

Additional topics for SRS (and direct support) include: Coaching the Van Driver, Medical Documentation, Sensitivity Training, Personal Care Needs, and Dysphasia, Adaptive Equipments Safety and Maintenance, Lifting, Introduction to Sign Language, and Water Safety….
Additional learning opportunities are available at ddslearning.com website.
When registering for any of our trainings, please make us aware of any reasonable accommodations that you may need. Please provide a two week notice.
Please register with: Kristin.Dupuis@state.ma.us

DDS SOUTHEAST REGION



LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT

HOW TO REACH US







Department of Developmental Services

151 Campanelli Drive, Suite B

Middleboro, Ma 02346

General Office Number: 508-866-5000

Learning and Development Team

Dianne Rodrigues, Director dianne.rodrigues@state.ma.us

Phone: 508-866-8879

Raquel Pereira, Admin raquel.pereira@state.ma.us

Phone: 508-866-8874

Maureen O’Rourke-King, Trainer maureen.king@state.ma.us

Phone: 508-866-8863

508-732-5725 (Plymouth)



Wrentham Developmental Center

131 Emerald Street

Wrentham, MA 02093

Tony Marano, Trainer



tony.marano@state.ma.us

Phone: 508 384-1654



Southeastern Residential Services (SRS)

151 Campanelli Drive, Suite B

Middleboro, Ma 02346
General Office Number: 508-910-3000

Laura O’Connell, Director of Orientation



OConnell@state.ma.us

Phone: 508-910-3013






APRIL 2016

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday














1


4

Social Media Safety Training

4:00pm – 6:00pm



5
C.P.R. – Health Care Provider

7pm – 11pm

Louanne Washburn 508-384-6805

6

Respiratory Update

10am -11:30am, Wrentham

Bruce Dyl 508-384-5556

7


8

11

Basic Fire Safety

9:30am-1:30pm

Middleboro

12
Health Care Provider

8am – 12pm (WDC)

Kathy Stoffel 508-384-5538

13

Friends Matter

10:00AM to 1:00PM Massasoit Conference Center

14

Supervising a Culturally Diverse Workforce

Middleboro large conference

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Lorraine Woodson


15

The Many Faces of Dementia


1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Worcester


18

Patriots Day



19

Words Are Important

9:30am – 12:00 pm

Middleboro (Ed Sutka)


20

Dr. Moosvi 1:00pm–1:30 pm Borderline Personalities

Middleboro
Respiratory Update

10am -11:30am, Wrentham

Bruce Dyl 508-384-5556

21


22

25

ABI Presentation

10:00 am -11:30 am

Middleboro

26

27

Community Autism Resources (CAR) – IPad Basics – CLASS IS FULL

10am – 12:30pm, Middleboro

28

29





MAY 2016

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday


Thursday

Friday

2

3

CPR – Heart Saver

7pm – 11pm (Wrentham)

Louanne Washburn 508-384-6805



4

NVMAB 10-2 – Carver Library
Human Rights Advocacy for All

10am-2:30 pm - Middleboro
Overview of Autism & Creating Thoughtful Support Strategies

9:00 am – 3:00mpm

Register Amy Cornell 508-999-4436


5

6

9

History of DDS

1:30- 3:00

Middleboro - Bob Hebda

10

Respiratory Update

10:00am -11:30am, Wrentham

Bruce Dyl 508-384-5556

11

NVMAB 10-2 – Carver Library

Understanding People

1:00pm – 5:00p

Middleboro – Pauline MacLellan

12

13


16

Sudden Cardiac Arrest

10:30 am – 1:30 pm


Middleboro Public Library


17

A Life Like Any Other

12:45pm – 3:45pm

Middleboro – George McCauley & John Shimkus
BCC Application Deadline

(see flyer)



18

NVMAB 10-2 – Carver Library
Relationships/Friendships

9:00am – 11:00 am

Middleboro – Jim Ross
First Aid

8am – 12pm (Wrentham)
Kathy Stoffel – 508-384-5538


19


20

Basic Fire Safety

9:30 – 1:30

Middleboro

23

24

Respiratory Update

10am -11:30am, Wrentham

Bruce Dyl 508-384-5556
Complaint Process

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Middleboro

25

Community Autism Resources (CAR) – Understanding & Using Visual Systems w/ Individuals w/ASD – CLASS IS FULL

10am – 12:30pm, Middleboro
NVMAB 10-2 – Carver Library

26

27

30


31

The Process of Problem Solving

9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Middleboro (Ed Sutka)
BCC – Classes Begin (see flyer)












JUNE 2016

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday







1
NVMAB 10-2 - Carver Library



2

Supervising a Culturally Diverse Workforce

Middleboro large conference

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Lorraine Woodson


3


6

7

CPR – First Aid

7pm – 11pm - WDC

Louanne Washburn 508-384-6805

8

NVMAB 10-2 – Carver Library


9

Respiratory Update

10am -11:30am, Wrentham

Bruce Dyl 508-384-5556


10

13


14

Basic Fire Safety

9:30 – 1:30PM

Middleboro

Plymouth Art Show

15

NVMAB 10-2 – Carver Library

16

Heart Saver CPR

8am – 12pm - WDC

Kathy Stoffel 508-384-5538

17

Selection and the Lessons of History -9-12

Middleboro (Jack Yates)

20

Servant Leadership, The Basis of Our Work

9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Middleboro (Ed Sutka)


21

AssistedTeh/Adaptive Equipment 10-12

Middleboro – J. Petersen
Choice Is Yours – info to follow

22

Conversations that Matter

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Middleboro
Creating Sensory Spaces

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Carver Public Library

23

Respiratory Update

10am -11:30am, Wrentham

Bruce Dyl 508-384-5556


24

27

28

29

30




OFFICE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
In affirming, promoting and protecting the human rights of individuals with intellectual disabilities, the Office for Human Rights offers: networking, training (staff, self-advocates, committees, advocates, etc.), consultation and/or direct advocacy in complex or difficult situations and, information on any Human Rights questions.
In the Southeast Region, to access the Office for Human Rights, please contact Nate Hoover,

Human Rights Specialist, 508-866-8916 or e-mail: nathan.hoover@state.ma.us


All classes are offered at:
DDS Southeast Regional Office 151 Campanelli Drive, Suite B, Middleboro, MA


Human Rights Advocacy for All Training


  • May 4, 2016 – 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

(This is the approved curriculum for staff to be certified as Human Rights Officers/Advocates)

Human Rights Networking Discussions

These sessions are an opportunity for Human Rights Coordinators and Human Rights Committee members to meet their peers within the region and share information, strategize around how to teach Human Rights to individuals and staff in your programs, discuss case situations where rights are in question, along with challenging treatment dilemmas. Please bring cases to discuss. This is a confidential session.



Department of Developmental Services

Cape Cod Training Council Presents:



May Professional Development
The Election Process

with Nate Hoover, DDS Human Rights Specialist, Southeast Region

Wednesday, May 18th from 10am - 12pm
Voting is human rights advocacy in action!

By voting, we express our opinions and make our voices heard.  When we vote in a political election, we choose candidates who have some of the same beliefs that we do and can help us to get our wants needs met.  By voting we express our opinions about the rules that govern our society.  Voting shows that we care about the community around us, and about our country as a whole.


This training will teach self-advocates and their supporters about the voting process, including how to register, find one’s polling place, and suggestions for researching candidates. There will also be a forum for folks to discuss barriers to voting.
Register at: http://capeddslearning.weebly.com
Location of Training

EOHHS Building

181 North Street

Hyannis, MA 02601

DDS Conference Room C


AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION HEARTSAVER FIRST AID

The purpose of the Heart saver First Aid Course is to teach rescuers the knowledge and psychomotor skills they need to recognize emergencies at the worksite and give first aid. The First Aid section is approximately three hours and the CPR component is a separate three-hour class. The certificate is renewable every two years Cost $25.00. ($20.00, book & $5.00 for card) Participants must bring cash or check made out to WDC.

HEARTSAVER CPR

The Heart saver CPR program is designed to teach CPR and relief of foreign body airway obstruction to all lay rescuers, such as school children, family members of people at high risk for sudden cardiac death. It is specifically designed for lay rescuers who are required to obtain a course completion card, a credential documenting completion of a CPR course. All rescuers are trained in CPR and relief of FBOA. This program teaches CPR and relief of foreign body airway obstruction for adult victims or infant and children victims in approximately 3 hours and for adult, infant and children victims. The course includes learning opportunities, including a videotape presentation of the chain of survival and warning signs of cardiovascular emergencies. You will learn to use an automated external defibrillator AED. Instructor-led discussion to reinforce the signs of heart attack, cardiac arrest, stroke and choking. Videotaped skills

demonstration and practice, instructor-led practice scenarios, and peer-practice sessions. Participants must bring cash or check made out to WDC. Cost $38.00. ($20.00, book, $10.00, mask & $8.00 for card)

HEALTHCARE PROVIDER CPR

The BLS for Healthcare Provider course is designed to teach the skills of CPR for victims of all ages (including ventilation with a barrier device, a bag mask device, use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) and relief of foreign body airway obstruction. It is intended for participants who work in a Healthcare setting and those who are required to take a Healthcare Provider course for their employment. A course completion card is issued for all participants in a BLS for Healthcare Providers course whom successfully complete the written examination and skill demonstration. Participants must bring cash or check made out to WDC. Cost $38.00. ($20.00, book, $10.00, mask & $8.00 for card)




BASIC FIRE SAFETY TRAINING

The primary purpose of fire safety training is to give staff an orientation to the actions they can take to prevent as well as respond to a fire in a home. The training emphasizes prevention, preparedness and response. Through lecture, slide and video format, trainers sensitize staff to the serious consequences of a fire and the importance of developing an effective evacuation plan and practicing the evacuation procedures so that everyone is aware of what to do in a fire emergency. It will provide participants with basic information about the causes and types of fires, as well as fire prevention, hazard identification, smoke and smoke detectors, and evacuation procedures. Prevention, preparedness, types of fire extinguishment, and response are the key elements of this training.



This curriculum is the DDS approved Fire Safety Training

To receive a certificate, individuals must attend the entire training. Participants will be responsible for ensuring their agency receives a copy of their certificate.

No one will be admitted to Basic Fire Safety Training after the first fifteen minutes so please be on time.
Presented by: Al Murrant

Date: April 11th; May 20th; June 14th

Time: 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

Place: Regional Office

151 Campanelli Drive, Suite B

Middleboro, MA
Registration: raquel.pereira@state.ma.us


*See calendar for dates offered for above courses and registration contact.





NON-VIOLENT MANAGEMENT OF

AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR – Refresher Course

Presented by: Brian Donahue & Kyle Grace

This course is designed to help refresh the skills that you learned in the full course and is required to maintain certification. Prior NVMAB certification is a prerequisite. We will also update you on changes in NVMAB, regulation and policy that may have occurred.


Participation and attendance is required at BOTH sessions. All who are interested are encouraged to attend regardless of their physical limitations. Please wear loose and comfortable clothing.
TO MAINTAIN NVMAB CERTIFICATION ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY FOR BOTH CLASSES OF THIS SERIES.

Dates: May 4, May 11

Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm (FOR BOTH SESSIONS)

Place: Carver Public Library

2 Meadowbrook Way

Carver, MA 02330


REGISTRATION: kyle.grace@state.ma.us
NON-VIOLENT MANAGEMENT OF

AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR

Presented by: Brian Donahue & Kyle Grace

This course is designed to teach how to prevent and minimize crisis situations where a person’s behavior has the potential to cause serious injury to themselves or others. Interventions are taught progressively from the least intrusive (verbal interventions, deflecting, blocking, escorts, etc.) to the most intrusive (Physical Restraint).

Participation and attendance is required at ALL sessions. All who are interested are encouraged to attend regardless of their physical limitations. Please wear loose and comfortable clothing.

The first class also fulfills the requirement for staff to be certified as Restraint Monitors/"Specially Trained Staff"

TO BECOME NVMAB TRAINED ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY FOR EACH of the FIVE CLASSES.

Dates: May 18, May 25, June 1, June 8, June 15

Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm (FOR ALL SESSIONS)

Place: Carver Public Library

2 Meadowbrook Way

Carver, MA 02330

REGISTRATION: kyle.grace@state.ma.us

Medication Administration

MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION

TRAINING & TEST REQUIREMENTS
As of July 1, 2011 D & S Diversified Technologies has been awarded the contract to conduct testing for the certification of staff to administer medications. Providers and MAP trainers will be able to access testing statistics and specific performance issues via an internet portal. Results of computer based testing will be available within 24-48 hours. The company may be reached by calling 1-877-851-2355. If calling, please ask to speak to a member of the Massachusetts team; as they provide services to other states. Their fax number is 419-422-7395. Web address is www.headmaster.com. Please refer to the information within your agency for any questions and clarification you many have concerning this new process or contact one of the nurses listed to the right.

TRAIN THE TRAINER

Training for RNs working for service providers to become instructors in the Medication Administration Program will be provided on a regularly scheduled basis.

The dates for this year are January 20th, March 16th, May 24th, July 20th, September 15th, and November 17th. The classes will be held at 324 Clark Street, Worcester, MA.


Please contact Susan Canuel, RN at (508) 866-8812 with any questions and/or to register.
Medication Administration

For initial certification training, medication, and recertification review please call the nurse-trainer in your area to receive dates of scheduled classes or to schedule agency specific training.



Southeast Region Area Office Nursing Support
Regional MAP Coordinator

Susan Canuel, RN



susan.canuel@state.ma.us (508) 866-8812
DDS South Coastal Area Office

Nancy Noble, RN



nancy.noble@state.ma.us (781) 337-1312

Irene Loria, NP



irene.loria@state.ma.us (781)356-8850
DDS Brockton Area Office Donna Gray, RN

donna.gray@state.ma.us (774)-296-6341

Janet Roxborough, NP



janet.roxbourough@state.ma.us (774)-296-6402
DDS Cape Cod Area Office

Dominique (Niki) Rencurrel, RN



Dominique.Rencurrel@MassMail.State.MA.US (508) 771-2595

Eileen Hawe, BSN, MS, MSN, ARNP-C



Eileen.Hawe@MassMail.State.MA.US (508) 790-6109

DDS Fall River Area Office

Sherri Schoorens, RN



sherri.schoorens@state.ma.us (508) 730-1308

Liz King, NP



eking@state.ma.us (508)730-1307
DDS New Bedford Area Office

Kate Smith



kathyrn.smith@state.ma.us (508) 992-1327

DDS Taunton/Attleboro Area Office

Donna Stone, RN


donna.stone@state.ma.us (508) 824-0614
DDS Plymouth Area Office

Siobhan Manning



siobhan.manning@state.ma.us (508) 732-5710
ABI/MFP

Jessica Stad



Jessica.stad@state.ma.us (508)-866-8895


Supervising a Culturally Diverse Workforce
Presented by: Lorraine F. Woodson, Director

Office of Diversity /Equal Opportunity/Civil Rights

Department of Developmental Services

Executive Office of Health and Human Service



Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Thursday, June 2, 2016 – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
DDS, SE Regional Large Conference Room

151Campanelli Drive, Suite B

Middleboro, MA



Workshop Announcement

SRV Study Visit Using PASSING: Understanding the Service Recipient’s Perspective
Monday May 16 (starting at noon) through Friday May 20 (ending at 1 pm), 2016 at the Unitarian Memorial Church, 102 Green Street, Fairhaven, Massachusetts

sponsored by

• The SRV Implementation Project

• The Massachusetts Alliance for Personal Action

workshop description

The PASSING workshop builds upon the Introduction to SRV course by providing a hands-on experience with an actual human service program. This workshop emphasizes the impact of services on the lives of their recipients. Workshop participants are invited to see services “through the eyes” of its recipients. This is an opportunity to work with the ideas of Social Role Valorization (SRV) to craft a vision of excellent service. 

The work of this course is done in teams. Many teams will include family members, support workers, administrators & others. Each team will go either to a residential or a “day” service, to spend time with service recipients & conduct interviews with staff & administrators. The event involves extensive personal reflection & analysis, group conciliation, & thought-provoking discussion. A past workshop participant said “when I go back to work, I won't be the same.”

prerequisite

Persons attending PASSING must have first attended a 3 or 4 day SRV workshop. To create a focused & reflective atmosphere, this workshop is designed as an intensive experience. 


Monday will run from 12 to 6 pm.
Tuesday will run roughly from 7:30 am to 6 pm; Wednesday & Thursday will run roughly from 8:30 am to 6 pm. Friday will go from 8:30am to 1 pm. 
tuition plus lunches, rental of manual & handouts

Cost of tuition, manual rental, workshop materials & lunches is $625. Payment can be made via credit card or check. (For DDS only, payment can also be made via electronic transfer.)



  1. For a credit card invoice, please email register@srvip.org

  2. To pay by check, please make checks payable to Shriver Clinical Services (federal id # 04 317 5325).


to register for the May 2016 passing workshop:
a) Either register online at

https://srvip.wufoo.com/forms/passing-registration-form/ or
b) send name, address, phone number & email address (with check if applicable) to

Workshop Registrar

SRVIP

74 Elm Street, Worcester, MA 01609

 

Important note about the scheduling of this workshop

This workshop requires a minimum number of participants, and will be rescheduled for a later date if there is an insufficient number of registered participants. Please plan accordingly.

for more information, contact: Workshop Registrar at register@srvip.org OR at 508 752 3670

The Massachusetts Alliance for Personal Action is pleased to announce a four-day workshop:


A Revised Conceptualization of Social Role Valorization,

Including 10 Related Themes:

A High-Order Concept for Addressing the Plight of Socially

Devalued People, & For Structuring Human Services (Part I)
Date/Time: Tuesday, April 19th through Friday April 22, 2016 (8:30 am to 5:30 pm)

Location: Nemasket Group, 56 Bridge Street, Fairhaven, MA

Presenter: Jo Massarelli & Associates of The SRV Implementation Project

Description of the workshop:

This is part one of a two-part course. (For more on part two, visit http://www.srvip.org/ or email info@srvip.org). This workshop provides an introduction to Social Role Valorization (SRV), using the ten core themes, developed by Dr. W. Wolfensberger, considered one of the most influential thinkers in the field of human services worldwide. Wolfensberger's work helped lay the foundation for many current human service trends, including integration, safeguarding of rights, & the deinstitutionalization movement.

SRV is a systematic & universally applicable concept for structuring human services, anchored in the empiricism of psychology, sociology, & broad human experience. SRV posits a close relationship between the socially perceived value of the roles that people hold, & whether people in those roles will be accorded opportunities & other good things of life. Bad things tend to get done to people who are seen in devalued roles, & good things tend to be afforded to people in positively valued roles.

Topics to be explored include: the universality of social devaluation; the defining power of roles in people's lives; strategies for pursuing socially valued roles, or at least less devalued roles, for devalued people, with an aim toward improving their life conditions; enhancement of people's social images; & enhancement of people's competencies. The workshop offers a critical SRV-based look at many contemporary human service practices.


Format of the workshop:

The workshop is specifically oriented to leadership development. The language used, as well as the physical & intellectual demands of the workshop, are structured accordingly. It is taught in lecture format, with use of overheads & slides. Time is built into the schedule for audience discussion & questions. The schedule is 8:30 to 5:30 each day, with coffee & check-in beginning at 8:00 am each day.



Who the workshop is intended for: 

Service recipients, members of their family (including parents, sisters & brothers, & adult children), advocates, citizens, & paid or unpaid service workers, planners & managers who are interested in the lives of people who are disenfranchised from society because of intellectual or physical impairment, mental disorder, poverty, homelessness, autism, age (elders), or learning impairment (children & adults). The workshop is taught at a college-level, with long hours & hard work. The information presented is complex in its entirety, requiring a systematic exposition of multiple ideas.



Tuition:

The tuition is $500 which includes handouts & lunches. 



For employees of the Southeast Region of DDS:

  • tuition is waived

  • a fee of $100 will be charged for handouts, coffee breaks & lunches

Lunch:

Lunch will be provided on-site.

Registration and payment:

Payment can be made via check or credit card. For DDS only, payment can also be made via electronic transfer. Please contact the registrar register@srvip.org for more information.• Register online at https://srvip.wufoo.com/forms/srv-registration-form/• Or send your name, address, phone number & email address, plus tuition check made out to Shriver Clinical Services (federal id # 04 317 5325), to: Workshop registrar; 74 Elm Street; Worcester, MA 01609. Email register@srvip.org



Words Are Important
The purpose of this training is to provide education and support in regard to improving our ability to communicate in a positive and effective manner by becoming more sensitive to the implications of how we use words. We’ll also be looking at how the way that we use words reflects our fundamental beliefs about the people we support and how we might go about reassessing situations when our words are not leading to a beneficial result.
Facilitators: Ed Sutka, DDS Quality Enhancement Specialist &

Maria Campbell, Clinical Director, Community Systems, Inc.

Time: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm; Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
Place: DDS Regional Office, 151 Campanelli Drive, Middleboro, MA
The Process of Problem Solving

Over time, our service delivery system has become increasingly complex and challenging to navigate. This training will explore both typical problem solving options used in our field, including relying on policies and procedures, as well as a several alternative approaches. A number of scenarios will be presented for discussion that encompass various ways to go about problem solving, particularly knowing how to use an understanding of context and motivation as the basis for raising questions that can help lead to person-centered solutions.



Facilitator: Edward Sutka, DDS Quality Enhancement Specialist

Time: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm, Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Place: DDS Regional Office, 151 Campanelli Drive, Middleboro, MA

Servant Leadership, the Basis of Our Work

This training will begin with an examination of some of the historical factors, including the American eugenics movement, which influenced how our service delivery system evolved. The main emphasis of the remainder of this training will be an exploration of the “servant leadership” approach to providing supports and its potential to re-envision the role of staff in terms of serving people in the manner and spirit in which they wish to be supported.


Facilitator: Edward Sutka, DDS Quality Enhancement Specialist

Time: 9:30 am - 12:00pm; Monday, June 20, 2016

Place: DDS Regional Office, 151 Campanelli Drive, Middleboro

For All sessions:

Registration is through: raquel.pereira@state.ma.us *Please be sure to include the name of attendees, agency name and contact

The Many Faces of Dementia

Dr. John Toomey, Statewide Medical Consultant

Friday, April 15, 2016 - 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Department of Developmental Services

Shrewsbury Conference Room

324 Clark Street, Front

Worcester, MA 01606

R.S.V.P.: lisa.cobb@state.ma.us

1 CEU offered




Social Media SAFETY TRAINING
FOR INDIVIDUALS SERVED THROUGH DDS

BARBARA OLIVER OF BARBARA OLIVER COMMUNICATIONS:
PRESENTS A TRAINING ON SOCIAL MEDIA SAFETY
THIS PRESENTATION ADDRESSES THE ON-GOING SECURITY SETTING AND THE DANGERS SOCIAL MEDIA CAN CAUSE.

Included is


  1. Safety settings for your phone and computer

  2. Using Social Media: including new apps like whisper, snapchat and burn

  3. Ways to use the internet and social media during an emergency.

  4. The dangers of meeting people on the internet, taking and posting naked pictures of yourself, and “sexting”.


DETAILS:

PLEASE BRING YOUR CELL PHONE

Free of Cost
Date: Monday April 4, 2016
Time: 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Place: ARC of Greater Plymouth..* new address

52 Armstrong Rd.

Plymouth, MA 02360
Limited Seating:
To register please call Denise Kelliher at 508-732-5722 by March 26, 2017.Please note total number of individuals that will be coming including support staff.



BAMSI and Growthways, Inc. & The Brockton/South Coastal Training Council invites you to attend:

Friends Matter!
Let’s talk about the Importance of Friendship ~ specifically, crafting unpaid relationships with the individuals we support

Presented by Jim Ross & the very talented



Plymouth Community Theatre Improv Group

April 13, 2016 10:00AM to 1:00PM Massasoit Conference Center 770 Crescent St, Brockton, MA 02302

Registration is required by April 4, 2016

LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED FREE OF CHARGE

Registration is through: raquel.pereira@state.ma.us *Please be sure to include the name of attendees, agency name and contact

RESPIRATORY UPDATE

This course is designed to provide participants with an overview of current respiratory therapy modalities. Both routine therapy and emergency respiratory care will be discussed and demonstrated including suctioning, oxygen therapy, respiratory medications, emergency resuscitation, chest physiotherapy, metered dose inhalers, aero chambers, etc. There is no fee for this class. Class is limited to nurses.

Presented by: Bruce Dyl, C.R.T.T.

Place: Wrenthan Developmental Center Medical Center Emergency Room

131 Emerald Street Wrentham, MA




Dates & Time:
April 6th 10:00 am to 11:30 am


April 20th 10:00 am to 11:30 am


May 10th 10:00 am to 11:30 am
May 24th 10:00 am to 11:30 am
June 9th 10:00 am to 11:30 am
June 23rd 10:00 am to 11:30 am
REGISTRATION: CALL BRUCE DYL AT (508) 384-5556



Cape Cod Community Services



2016 PATHWAY PRESENTATION SERIES

Training for Parents and Professionals of Children with Developmental Concerns

JOURNEY OF ACCEPTANCE
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 HOW TO GET WHAT YOU NEED – Effective Communication with presenter Nancy Willetts, Director of Mediation and Training- Communications Professor at Cape Cod Community College and with Cape Mediation

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 CAREGIVER BALANCING – Finding Your Way to A Healthier Life

with presenters Donna Macleod Prior, BA, Director of DD Individualized Support Services Alternatives in Whitinsville, MA and Sukie Bansal-Roberts, BA, PGCE in Further Adult Education, Staff Developer at Alternatives.

LOCATION: West Barnstable Community Building

2377 Meetinghouse Way Rte. 149

W. Barnstable, MA.
TIME: 5:00-7:00PM
COST: FREE - Limited childcare and light supper provided.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Contact Juliane Dillon, KDC Outreach Coordinator at 774-352-1325 or email jdillon@kdc.org


Kennedy-Donovan Center Cape Cod Community Services




A special interactive workshop presentation for parents and professionals of individuals with developmental concerns.

2016 PATHWAY PRESENTATION SERIES


COMMUNICATE & BE HEARD!



With Nancy Willett - Cape Mediation &

Professor of Communication


WHEN: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 5:00PM-7:00PM

WHERE: West Barnstable Community Building 2377 Meetinghouse Way, Rte. 14 West Barnstable, MA. 02668

Cape Cod Community College Checking out PERCEPTION!

Avoid DEFENSIVENESS! Increase LISTENING SKILLS!

LEARN PRACTICAL SKILLS FOR FAMILY, WORK, TEACHERS, SCHOOLS, IEPS!!!

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Contact Juliane Dillon – KDC Outreach Coordinator 774-352-1325 or jdillon@kdc.org. Limited childcare and light supper provided with pre-registration.

T.G.I C.A.S.T


CAPE. ADVOCATES. STANDING. TOGETHER


You’re invited to join the C.A.S.T. group!


Check us out! SELF ADVOCACY means SPEAKING UP for yourself ABOUT your RIGHTS! And taking personal responsibility for your life! Alternating locations first Tuesday of each month.

Hyannis LIFE PROGRAM 550 Lincoln Rd Extension Tuesday, January 5, 2016 4:00-5:30

NEW YEAR’S PARTY !!! RSVP required. Also, March 1st, May 3rd

T.G.I. (Toward Greater Independence) Program 585 Main Street Centerville Library Tuesdays, April 5, June 7th

FOR INFORMATION AND RSVP contact Juliane, KDC Outreach Coordinator and Advocate Advisor, at 774-352-1326 or email jdillon@kdc.org





Adult Asperger/Autism:

Profiles, Challenges, Strategies and Resources

Clients with Autism without ID are new to DDS. This presentation includes a general overview and more detailed insights into Asperger Syndrome and related autism profiles. Familiarity with the Autism Spectrum may not be enough to understand and assist those with ASD who have average to above average intelligence. Cognitive competence often implies an ability to function at a high level more generally and, therefore, those with strong cognitive skills may not appear to need help in the very many ways that they often require support. An understanding of the subtle yet pervasive implications of ASD will lead to greater understanding of clients and greater competence in providing appropriate help, particularly in areas of employment, relationships and in identifying relevant resources.


DATE: May 4, 2016

TIME: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

1-hour break for lunch (lunch not provided)

LOCATION: Southworth Public Library

732 Dartmouth Street

South Dartmouth, MA 02748

Phone: 508-999-0726
Michelle Alkon is the Director of Adult Family Services at the Asperger/Autism Network. She works with adults with AS and related conditions and their families on a variety of issues including understanding how their disability might impact their lives as they approach challenges with relationships, work and independent living. She is a frequent speaker at conferences for parents and professionals focusing on AS in adults and has contributed to publications including the Autism Consortium's guide, Transitioning Teens with Autisms Spectrum Disorders and the anthology, Voices of Autism. Michelle has a master's degree in public health from Harvard University, where she learned a lot. She is also the parent of two young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders, from whom she learned even more.

To register for this event please contact

Amy Cornell at The Nemasket Group

amycornell@nemasketgroup.org

508-999-4436
Space is limited….register early!!
Sponsored by the New Bedford Area Training Committee


Creating Sensory Spaces

Large, Small & Portable

(repeat training from August 2015)


Please join the MCB/DDS Partnership Project in

welcoming:


Maureen Coyle, MA, COMS

Shriver Clinical Services & Carroll Center for the Blind


Wednesday June 22, 2016

10:30 -12:30

at

Carver Public Library

2 Meadowbrook Way, Carver, MA
Spend the morning with Maureen as you learn about:
● Some new ways to create sensory spaces, and portable sensory bags to bring with you…learn some new resources


  • The standards are the Light Box, florescent paper, scented markers, colorful activities, and such...but...

● How about painting with florescent paint inside a black box, or creating a Trailing Rope between the swing and a butterfly bush or an herb garden in the back yard...

● Join us and think outside the box!




To register: email Raquel at raquel.pereira@state.ma.us
We look forward to seeing you!!!

In collaboration with



Department of Mental Health,

the following training is being offered:



*BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER* (PBD)

Presented by: Dr. Moosvi

April 20, 2016

1:00PM-2:30 PM

Southeast Regional Office,

Large Conference Room,

151 Campanelli Drive, Suite B

Middleboro

Please register with: Raquel.Pereira@state.ma.us



DDS Southeast ABI team have coordinated a panel discussion to learn more about

*Acquired Brain Injury*

The team will present an overview along with individuals that receive support for a question and answer panel.
Please join us on:

Monday, April 25, 2016

10:00 am – 11:30 am
Southeast Regional Office

Large Conference Room

151 Campanelli Drive, Suite B

Middleboro, Ma


Please register with: Raquel.Pereira@state.ma.us

*COMPLAINT PROCESS*

People with disabilities are one of the most vulnerable populations. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts safeguards these individuals in many ways, one of which is a partnership between the DDS and the DPPC. This training will describe the complaint review and resolution process when there are suspicions of abuse or neglect of people served by the Department.

Presenters:

Susan Love, Abuse Prevention & Outreach Coordinator DPPC

Tom MacDonald, Senior Investigator DDS Southeast Region

Jennifer Chaves, Program Monitor, DDS Fall River Area Office

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Southeast Regional Office

151 Campanelli Drive, Suite B

Middleboro, MA

Register with: Raquel.Pereira@state.ma.us







Awareness & Action

Training

This FREE training, taught by persons with disabilities and others,

is designed to educate persons with disabilities and others about recognizing, reporting and responding to abuse.

 

If you are interested in having an



Awareness & Action Training at your

organization, please contact:

Anne Monti at

 

Anne.Monti@state.ma.us

Phone: 1-617-727-6465 x234

The training is three hours long, intended for everyone

and limited for up to 20 people.


Sexual Abuse



Neglect

Verbal Abuse

Financial Abuse

Physical Abuse









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