Empowerment Education Series: Supporting People in Establishing Friendships and Making Community Connections


 

Presents

Empowerment Education Series:
Supporting People in Establishing Friendships and Making Community Connections 


Presenter: Carolyn Gammicchia

Monday, January 11, 2021

10:00 am to 12:00 pm


Course Description:
This training module was developed by and for Michigan direct support professionals interested in learning about how to help people with disabilities establish friendships and connecting with their community. In this session, we will discuss the importance of relationships and friends, some of the difficulties people with disabilities experience in developing relationships/friends, and the role of staff when developing relationships. 

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of relationships/friends.
  • Identify difficulties people with disabilities experience in developing relationships/friends.
  • Understand the role of support staff in facilitating & supporting relationships/friends.
  • Identify opportunities for people with disabilities to develop relationships/friends.
  • Understand that facilitating relationships/friendships is something that can be incorporated into day-to-day support strategies.

 Timed Agenda:

  • Welcome & Introduction 5 minutes
  • Possibilities Video 5 minutes
  • Relationships & Changing Roles 30 minutes
  • Staff Roles & What They Need to Know 30 minutes
  • Community Inclusion 30 minutes
  • Questions 20 minutes
    Total: 2 hours
- 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. 
 
 
Please refer questions regarding training to Kim Hoga: KHoga1@DWIHN.ORG or 313-402-1908