People with Disabilities: Building Relationships and Community Membership

People with Disabilities: Building Relationships and Community Membership 

Healthy human relationships have a direct impact on quality of life. This course will show you the importance of meaningful relationships and community membership for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). You will learn techniques you can use to help individuals enlarge their circle of friends and make meaningful connections to their communities. This course will provide skills on how to use an individual’s Person-Centered Plan and circle of support to foster community membership and meaningful relationships.

$20.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-IDD-0-PDBRCM

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (6 Match)

National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals

1.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (ALL Direct Care Workers)

1.0 HOURS


Relias Learning, LLC is approved as a Curriculum Developer by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours for all WA State Direct Care Workers. Training Provider Code: WA0624. CE Approval Code: CO1832325

Non-Licensed Direct Care (DSP, HHA, CNA, DCW, PCA, IHA, NA)

1.0 HOURS


California Department of Social Services Adult Residential Facilities

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is approved by the California Department of Social Services as a Continuing Education Program Vendor to provide Continuing Education training courses to administrators of Adult Residential Facilities.

Vendor/Provider # : 2000224-735-2
Approval # 224-0143-29471

This activity is approved by the California Department of Social Services for 1.00 contact hours.

California Department of Social Services Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program

1.0 HOURS


Relias Learning, LLC is approved by the California Department of Social Services as a Continuing Education Program Vendor to provide Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program Continuing Education training courses.

Vendor/Provider # : 2000224-733-2
Approval # 224-0143-29524

This activity is approved by the California Department of Social Services for 1.00 contact hours.

California Department of Social Services Group Homes

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is approved by the California Department of Social Services as a Continuing Education Program Vendor to provide Continuing Education training courses to administrators of Group Homes.

Vendor/Provider # : 2000224-730-2
Approval # 224-0143-29472

This activity is approved by the California Department of Social Services for 1.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-IDD-0-PDBRCM
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2022
Learning Objectives:
Explain the reasons why relationships and community membership are important for people with disabilities.
Describe a variety of ways staff can facilitate meaningful relationships for people with disabilities.
Demonstrate ways support staff can assist people with disabilities in building connections to their communities.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Why Relationships and Community Membership Are So Important A. Meet Terry B. Why Relationships Are Important C. Relationships for People with Disabilities D. Risk, Fears, and Challenges E. The Role of DSPs in Building Relationships F. Review G. Summary Section 3: Supporting People in Building and Maintaining Relationships A. Circle of Support for Relationship Building B. Person-Centered Planning for Relationship Building C. Barriers to Relationship Building D. Facilitators in Relationship Building E. Romance and Intimate Relationships F. Work Relationships G. Review H. Summary Section 4: Community Membership for People with Disabilities A. Circles of Support for Community Membership B. Person-Centered Planning for Community Memberships C. Belonging or Just Attending? D. Sally’s Inclusion at Church E. Ideal Conditions for Community Involvement F. Inclusion Example: Pierre G. Access and Accommodations H. Eco mapping I. Review: Developing an Ecomap J. Summary Section 5: Conclusion A. Summary B. Congratulations! C. Course Contributor D. Resources E. References

Instructor: Nellie Galindo, MSW, MSPH
Nellie Galindo received her Masters of Social Work and Masters of Science in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has worked with individuals with disabilities in several different settings, including working as a direct service provider for individuals with mental illness and leading a youth program for young adults with disabilities. She has facilitated and created trainings for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the areas of self-advocacy, healthy relationships, sexual health education, and violence and abuse prevention. Mrs. Galindo has worked in state government assisting individuals with disabilities obtain accessible health information in their communities, as well as utilizing the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure equal access to healthcare services. Disclosure: Nellie Galindo, MSW, MSPH has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Entry, Intermediate level Direct Support Professionals; in the following settings: Intellectual Developmental Disabilities.
Relias will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.