Empowerment Education Series: Supporting Growth through Opportunity & Choices, and Introduction to Dual Diagnosis


Presents

Empowerment Education Series: Supporting Growth through Opportunity & Choices, and Introduction to Dual Diagnosis

Presenter: Natalie Feneck, LMSW and Brandi Berry-Lovelady, LLMSW

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

9:00 am to 12:00 pm


Course Description:
This training module was developed by and for Michigan direct support professionals interested in learning more about empowering consumers, by providing them with the opportunity to make their own decisions. In this session, general information will be discussed about how to give people with disabilities choices. You will participate in activities that will help you to avoid influencing consumers so that they may have the opportunity to make their own choices. This training addresses the topic of dual diagnosis - a person simultaneously diagnosed with an intellectual disability and a mental health concern. This module outlines research and findings regarding dual diagnosis and informs participants of the importance of addressing both sets of needs that persons dually diagnosed may face. This training module was designed by and for Michigan direct care support professionals interested in learning about dual diagnosis. In this session, we will discuss general information about dual diagnosis. You will have the opportunity to think about whether anyone you care 


Course Objectives:

  •  Understand the definition of choice.
  • Understand why people need choices.
  • Understanding why you may want to make choices for someone.
  • Identify three ways to assist you in supporting the individual’s choices.
  • Learn about what to read & who to call for more information
  • Define dual diagnosis
  • Identify 3 facts about mental health
  • State 3 risk factors that make people with intellectual disabilities more vulnerable to mental illness
  • Identify 3 signs of mental illness in individuals with intellectual disabilities
  • Identify 2 things you can do if you support an individual who may have a mental health issues in addition to an intellectual disability  

Timed Agenda:

• Welcome & Introduction    5 minutes
• Possibilities Video     5 minutes
• What is Dual Diagnosis?     30 minutes
• Risk Factors      30 minutes
• Common Coping Strategies    20 minutes
o Total: 1.5 hours
 
• Welcome & Introduction    5 minutes
• Possibilities Video     5 minutes
• Definition of Choice     30 minutes
• Ways to Encourage Choice-Making   30 minutes
• Training Activity      30 minutes
• Questions      20 minutes
o Total: 2 hours
 
Total 3 hours for both topics

CEUS OFFERED FOR THIS TRAINING
3 General Training HOURS CEUS Offered for this Training

 

Please refer questions regarding training to Kim Hoga: KHoga1@DWIHN.ORG or 313-402-1908