Empowerment Education Series: Creating a Culture of Support


Empowerment Education Series: Creating a Culture of




March 29, 2021

10:00 am to 12:00 pm


Location: Virtual,Via BlueJeans App


Carolyn Gammicchia



Course Description:
This training explores the system of positive behavioral supports. Participants will learn techniques that DSPs can use to build and sustain relationships with the people that they serve.

Course Objectives:

  • Identify at least 3 benefits of developing positive relationships with those served
  • Identify the central purpose of our interactions with those served
  • Identify the 6 key elements in building and sustaining positive relationships.
  • Identify the 4 tools that all caregivers possess for building and sustaining positive relationships.  

Timed Agenda:

• Welcome & Introduction    5 minutes
• Possibilities Video     5 minutes
• The Power of Relationships    30 minutes
• The Four Elements     30 minutes
• Increasing Positive Interactions     30 minutes
• Questions      20 minutes
o Total: 2 hours
Continuing Education Credits:
- 2 Continuing Education Credits are approved for this training. Participants must arrive on time and remain in the training for   it's entirety.  
- QUALIFIED INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES PROFESSIONALS (QIDP): These training hours meet the MDCH training requirement for QIDP staff. 
Suggested Participants: Professionals who work with individuals with I/DD; including Support Coordinators, Case Managers, and Direct Support Professionals. Also individuals with I/DD who receive CMH services and the professionals, friends, and family who work with them .

For questions or concerns regarding this training, please email Kim Hoga at Khoga@DWIHN.ORG