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My Life My Community Training Slides
My Life My Community Training Slides

Recommended for anyone interested in learning more about the waiver transition that occurred in 2016
In 2016, Virginia implemented a redesign of its Developmental Disability Waivers. This PowerPoint describes the changes that occurred during that transition, the driving factors behind the changes, and the services that were available when the redesign first occurred.

Person Centered ISP Training Modules
https://dbhds.box.com/s/xz9x26lsfzvumliceu1u6tibsnt1hl70

Recommended for all support partners who assist with developing the Person Centered ISP.
The Person Centered Individual Support Plan Training Modules and accompanying samples were developed utilizing the ISP version 2.0. The training is comprised of five modules: Person Centered Practices (1), Before the Meeting (2), Identifying Risk (3), The Planning Meeting (4), and After the Meeting (5). The majority of the content is found in the notes section of the PowerPoint. Please download the PowerPoint to view the content. The modules are currently being updated to reflect Version 3.0.

WaMS ISP Training Videos

Recommended for anyone who enters the ISP into WaMS.
WaMS ISP Overview – Part 1
WaMS ISP Overview – Part 2
The WaMS ISP Training Overview is a look at how to enter information directing into WaMS to create an ISP. The webinar goes through the process of completing an entire ISP, parts I-V. This training was developed utilizing the ISP version 2.0.

Community Abuse/Neglect Investigation Training
http://www.dbhds.virginia.gov/quality-management/human-rights

Recommended for licensed providers of DD Waiver Services
(Under the Training and Guidance tab)
The Office of Human Rights provides a three-part webinar on Abuse and Neglect Investigations. Under this same tab, providers will find an investigations and training manual as well as other forms available to the provider to use as part of an internal investigation.

Health and Safety Risk Prevention
http://dbhds.virginia.gov/office-of-integrated-health#

Recommended for licensed providers of DD Waiver Services
(Under Get Safety Alerts)
The Office of Integrated Health (OIH) assesses the needs and resources available for providing needed health services and supports to persons with DD and serious mental illness (SMI) throughout the Commonwealth. The OIH currently oversees and is responsible for the Health Support Network, and Long Term Care Services

Understanding Virginia’s Developmental Disability Waivers
https://covlc.virginia.gov/ContentDetails.aspx?id=267B13C0E3894CDF82B291044DF9FBF3

Recommended for licensed providers of DD Waiver Services
This training is in preparation for the Provider Readiness and Education Program (PREP). This training will cover information regarding the Developmental Disability (DD) Waivers, how to access a DD waiver, and the services and supports available under the DD waivers.

Recommended In-Person Training


PREP - Provider Readiness Education Program

Recommended for providers who are in queue to become licensed or who have been licensed less than 12 months.

Registration for training received via email invitation by registering at Provider Readiness Education Program (PREP)
* Understanding Virginia’s Developmental Disability Waivers training required prior to attendance*
If interested contact PREP@dbhds.virginia.gov

Outcome Development (Part III) Training

Join the Provider Network Listserv at Constant Contact
Recommended providers who participate in the development of the ISP
Registration for training sent out via DDS Provider Listserv

This in-person training will provide an in depth look at how to recognize identified and unidentified risks, how to locate those risks in the ISP and how to develop person centered outcomes as part of the Part III of the ISP that address person-centeredness, risk and measurability. This training utilizes practice exercise and group discussions to help facilitate a through and concrete understanding of the content.

Plan for Supports (Part V) Training

Join the Provider Network Listserv at Constant Contact
Recommended providers who participate in the development of the ISP
Registration for training sent out via DDS Provider Listserv

This in-person training will utilize a combination of lecture and group work to understand what is required of the various elements of the Part V- Plan for Supports. By the completion of this training, each participant should have a thorough understanding of how to take their agency’s assigned outcomes (outcome statement, key steps and services to get there, target date) from the Part III and develop the Part V.

Person-Centered Thinking
http://personcenteredpractices.org/launch_pct.html

Recommended for support partners, natural or paid
Training in person centered thinking consists of 2 days of exercises where the participants acquire core skills in person centered thinking such as: The importance of being listened to and the effects of having limited positive control; Learning to “listen” to people who don’t communicate in traditional ways; The role of daily rituals and routines; Discovering what is important to people; Sorting what is important for people from what is important to them; Respectfully addressing significant issues of health or safety while supporting individual choice and control; Developing goals that help people get more of what is important to them while addressing issues of health and safety.

Community Connections
http://www.personcenteredpractices.org/professionals.html

Recommended for support partners, natural or paid
This interactive training will provide information and skill development activities. Helping people develop their interests, the audience will experience several techniques and tools for determining where a person might start to be connected, and how to plan for the support needed for success.

Using Person-Centered Practices to Facilitate Plan Development in Virginia
http://www.personcenteredpractices.org/professionals.html

Recommended for all support partners who assist with the development of the individual support plan
**Prerequisite: Person Centered Thinking training (2 day)**

Learn skills necessary to facilitate person centered information gathering and use the information gathered to develop outcomes. The training is co-presented by a person with a disability and is designed to be interactive with the audience to build skills that strengthen person-centered practices.