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Class Schedules: How to Register

 For any questions, please email support-training@dpcolo.org.

Abuse Prevention

Schedule: On Demand

Price: $25

Description:

Abuse Prevention will help you understand, identify, and respond to different types of abuse. It includes:

  • Recognizing the signs of possible abuse
  • Person centered thinking in relation to identifying and reporting abuse
  • Mandatory Reporting procedures and responsibilities
  • Self-reporting abuse, and the challenges individuals in services face that hinder self-reporting
  • Practices to support caregivers, including creating self-care plans
  • Most effective when taken with NMSC’s “Individual Rights” course

Active Shooter For Direct Care Personnel

Schedule: On Demand

Price: $35

Description:

How should you respond to an active shooter emergency when you are responsible for individuals with special needs? This course empowers Direct Service Personnel (DSPs) with:

  • Proactive tips to help protect themselves
  • Creating safeguards for individuals
  • How to save as many people as possible during an active shooter situation

First Aid

Schedule: On Demand

Price: $20

Description:

This course follows established American Heart Association and American Red Cross guidelines and prepares you to:

  • Identify and respond to an emergency situation
  • Take appropriate steps to ensure a patient’s safety
  • Provide care for bleeding, burns, poisoning or muscle injuries until professional help arrives

HIPAA & Confidentiality

Schedule: On Demand

Price: $20

Description:

In your role it is very possible that you are exposed to private and personal information about people. This course covers several important principles regarding:

  • HIPAA, FERPA, and PHI
  • The privacy and confidentiality rights of individuals
  • How to recognize several common types of personally identifiable information
  • Who may view confidential files and under what circumstances
  • How to identify many ways that confidentiality can be violated
  • Recommendations for methods to help prevent disclosure

Individual Rights

Schedule: On Demand

Price: $25

Description:

An important precursor to NMSC’s Abuse Prevention course, this course teaches and informs about the rights of individuals in services, including:

  • Knowing, understanding and supporting the rights of individuals
  • Promoting person-centered thinking and advocacy regarding these rights
  • Understanding the principles of a professional relationship
  • Recognizing the intricacies of the position of trust
  • When and how to employ the principle of dignity of risk
  • Supporting change when choices or behaviors jeopardize health, safety and/or access to the community
  • Most effective when taken with NMSC’s “Abuse Prevention” course

Introduction to Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Schedule: On Demand

Price: $25

Description: 

An essential course for those who may be new to the I/DD (Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities) field, or to their roles in the industry. This course instructs learners regarding:

  • A basic understanding of different types of I/DD, developmental delays and co-occurring diagnoses
  • A brief history of I/DD, including recent changes to improve supports and services
  • Roles of the State and other organizations that serve the I/DD community
  • The power of words and actions
  • Promoting dignity and respect through person-centered thinking

Nutrition and Food Handling

Schedule: On Demand

Price: $25

Description:

This course covers the basics of nutrition and food handling and provides a person-centered approach to menu creation. It includes sections on:

  • Incorporating individual food preferences
  • Addressing specialty and restrictive diets
  • Food groups and serving sizes
  • Food shopping and purchasing
  • Food preparation and storage
  • Preventing foodborne illnesses

Personal Choice and Communication

Schedule: On Demand

Price: $25

Description:

This person-centered course covers a variety of topics surrounding Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD), including:

  • The positive impact of choice
  • Community inclusion
  • Creating and modifying activities
  • Using person-centered language
  • Best practices for professional communication, including
    • Adaptable communication
    • Empathetic communication
    • Communicating with families