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
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.
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.
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