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Skills for Life

NOTE: Licensing, recertification and continuing education credits
 
While the following resources may provide learning opportunities to enhance your caregiver and provider skills, only our Classroom training, Online training, and Self-Study courses are approved for licensing, recertification and continuing education credits. Please check with your licensing unit for further clarification.
A Collaborative Project of:
Disability Rights Oregon
Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities
Oregon Department of Human Services - Seniors & People with Disabilities
A Roadmap To Support Services (3rd Edition - Revised & Expanded) is designed to help adults with developmental disabilities who want services, understand and access them. Support Services are individually designed to assist these individuals to live in their own home or with family or friends and fully participate in community life, including work. These services are different from Comprehensive Services, such as residential services, group homes, and foster homes, which may provide 24-hour support.
 
To access document:
http://independencenw.org/2009/08/roadmap-to-support-services-now-available-in-four-languages/
Ensuring Quality Care (EQC) - Aging and Physical Disabilities (APD) Providers
The basic training requirement for those interested in becoming an APD adult foster home provider.
 
State-wide resources for EQC (Basic Training for APD Adult Foster Home Providers): EQC Basic Training
Brain Injury Association of Oregon, Inc
Workshops that provide an overview of traumatic brain injury (TBI), the consequences, and the behavioral strategies used to ensure service providers understand the range of outcomes.
 
Contact: www.biaoregon.org
Oregon Gerontological Association
Workshops held throughout the year on various topics of interest to older adults and their care providers, such as: person-centered care, financial abuse & exploitation, etc.
 
Contact: www.oregongero.org
Samaritan Professional Development
Workshops held on medical topics, such as: infectious disease, wound care, obesity, etc.
 
Contact: www.samhealth.org
Tuality Health Education Center
Classes that address aging issues, such as: treatment of behavioral disturbances in dementia, identifying pain in cognitively impaired individuals, appropriate activities for residents with dementia, etc.
 
Contact: www.tuality.com
Spectrum Training Systems, Inc
Various training opportunities throughout the year, such as mental illness in children, coping with autism, disruptive disorders, learning disorders, psychotic disorders, etc.
 
Contact: www.spectrumtrainingsystemsinc.com
Oregon Rehabilitation Association
Various training opportunities covering topics that pertain to providers of care to individuals with developmental disabilities.
 
Contact: http://oregonrehabilitation.org/
Disability Compass
This website offers a variety of training opportunities for all providers and is a great resource.
 
Contact: www.disabilitycompass.org
All Things Considered Behavioral Services
The ongoing Oregon Intervention System training is designed for trainer development. Content includes information on positive behavior support with a specialty in re-occurring disorders.
 
Contact: Kelly Gordham @ 503-936-8633 (Web site coming soon.)
Oregon Technical Assistance Corporation (OTAC)
Awareness Level Trainings (audience: provider management and direct care staff (vocational and residential), families, foster families, service coordinators, behavior specialists, in-home providers)
 
For more information: www.otac.org/contracts/cs/trainings/

 

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