As family members, providers, and staff who support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, we have a responsibility to provide the highest quality care to people in this vulnerable population. At times, medical symptoms and presenting problems go unrecognized and untreated. Often, the people we serve do not have the ability to express or identify discomfort and/or pain. Sadly, this can result in challenging behaviors, the development of major health issues, or even life threatening medical emergencies.
Join Sharron Parker-Love and Kim Shontz as they passionately speak about five of the most common and devastating medical conditions people with intellectual/developmental disabilities can encounter. When these “Fatal Five” challenges are successfully monitored and treated, we ensure people live healthy and abundant lives. This is a must see for any staff member working in the ID/DD field.
2 CEU’s available
People with an intellectual disabilities are often misdiagnosed with a mental illness. The DM-ID2 provides diagnostic criteria adapted for people with an intellectual disability. Use of the DM-ID 2 can prevent the misdiagnosis of various disorders and the overuse of psychotropic medications, and provide information that can be shared with other professionals to promote accurate and appropriate treatment and interventions.
✔️Participants will develop an understanding of what Dual Diagnosis refers to in the field of developmental disabilities
✔️Participants will develop a general understanding of how symptoms may present differently in people diagnosed with developmental disabilities.
✔️Participants will become familiar with the DM-ID 2, specifically the structure of the manual and how it may be used as a tool for accurate diagnosis
This training is FREE!
1.5 CEU’s: LNHA, LCPC, LPC, LSW, LCSW, QIDP, OTA, OT, PT, PTA, LPN, RN, APN
Have you ever stopped to think, “Why are we so good at taking care of others, but not ourselves?” Across several studies, 21% – 67% of mental health workers may be experiencing high levels of burnout. Those same workers are only moderately engaging in self-care practices and only on a limited basis. We need to both be aware of this, as well as proactively take an approach to prioritize our own mental health.
Focusing on preventative measures can help us lead a happier, healthier lives. A review of self-care will help identify self-care methods unique to each individual person and how to best enact these methods of care to improve one’s life. It will review the balance between work, personal, and family stresses and develop plans which recognize the deficits in each area and how to build them back up. This workshop will help those actively engaged in the helping profession recognize the need for self- care including the types of self-care as well as how we can develop a self-care plan.
Free of Charge
1.5 CE’s available to: QIDP, LCSW, LSW, LNHA, LPC, LCPC, RN, Licensed Clinical Psychologist