Summit DD is offering training in eight topics from the National Alliance of Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) curriculum for provider staff.
These classes can be applied toward the 60 hours of applicable training for the add-on, or the training can build upon staff knowledge in key areas. These sessions are offered at no cost to the provider. Upon completion of each training a certificate will be provided by NADSP.
IF YOU REGISTER FOR A SESSION AND THEN NEED TO CANCEL, PLEASE LET US KNOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. You may either make the change yourself in the SignUp Genius, or you may email the Administrative Assistant at [email protected].
All sessions will be held in the Lower Level Conference Rooms at the Summit DD Board, 89 East Howe Road, Tallmadge OH 44278. Please park behind the building and enter through B-wing doors (Door #14).
Training is provided on the following topics:
- Providing Personal Care with Dignity: explains the DSP's role in meeting the daily personal care needs of the supported person, including assisting with oral hygiene, bathing, dressing, shaving, and lifting/transferring people safely. The class also identifies numerous assistive devices to make support in these areas safer and more efficient.
- Conflict Resolution and Problem Solving: focuses on conflict within teams. Discussion revolves around communication tools and techniques and how these can be used to help or to harm teams. Styles of conflict resolution are evaluated with emphasis on creating win-win solutions when possible, creating a safe environment within a team for conflict resolution to occur and for deciding when to resolve conflicts. The process of conflict resolution is investigated with a look at how the problem solving process, when understood and used effectively, assists a team in the conflict resolution process.
- Fundamentals of Effective Documentation: focus is to inform participants of best practice in professional documentation. Participants will identify types of documentation that are required for the DSP on the job and the purpose of each type, discussing ten guidelines that assure documentation adheres to legal, ethical, and programmatic practices.
- ISP and Self Determination: focuses on the components of an ISP and will help the candidate to understand and apply the components of a person-centered planning process to their support of individuals. Participants will work together in activities designed to assist in developing skills in gaining information about a person's strengths, preferences, and dreams. Participants will discuss the elements, goals, and process of the plan and the importance of facilitating natural partnerships to assist the individual to achieve greater levels of power and control in their lives.
- Promoting Community Service and Networking: guides participants in the evaluation of how human services organizations function in the community, with a focus on the changing perspective from a "needs based focus" to an "assets based focus." Participants are encouraged to shift their own focus to one which seeks to identify the assets of individuals which can be used to facilitate community connections, rather than looking at meeting the needs of the individual through the provision of professional supports.
- Education, Training, and Self-Development: guides participants through goal setting to develop personal goals and to enhance personal strengths, and to identify the skills needed to succeed at work. To develop skill at achieving goals, participants will explore the components of a quality planning cycle and will focus on themselves - evaluating their own personal strengths, values, and vision.
- Team Dynamics and Communication: investigates the value of the team and teamwork in the field of services to individuals with disabilities. Participants discuss the stages of team development, coupled with the common team and individual behaviors associated with each stage. Participants will also explore the traits of a good team member along with the elements necessary for the existence of a great team, and types of team communication. Discussion will revolve around barriers to effective communication with a focus on how to work through these barriers. Role-playing activities will promote skills in the giving and receiving of constructive criticism within the team.
- Interpersonal Communication: discusses the basics of effective communication with a focus on the goal of achieving mutual understanding in communicative efforts. This class will assist participants in identifying barriers to effective listening and the traits of a great listener. Participants will work together in role-play activities to investigate four approaches to communication, with an emphasis on the skills and behaviors of an effective assertive communicator. This class also allows participants to practice special assertive communicative techniques for use in difficult situations.
|| Gretchen Fiocca