Supporting Quality of Life for a Person with Developmental Disabilities

Supporting Quality of Life for a Person with Developmental Disabilities 

It might seem obvious to say that support staff advocate for the enhancement of the quality of life of the people they support. But “quality of life” also has a more specific meaning in the context of providing services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). The quality of life concept refers to a respectfully structured, best-practices approach to empowering individuals within a system of supports to become all they can be. The Quality of Life (QOL) philosophy takes a capacities approach to serving people with disabilities. It is shaped by standards of social justice and equal opportunity. In the past, the focus of planning was on identifying defects. Services today are moving toward a positive focus on the potentials of each person. The Quality of Life (QOL) approach is about understanding and exploring how each person feels about the broad spectrum of experiences that makes life meaningful and satisfying and then assisting the person in achieving their personal goals. This course is meant to show support staff members the critical role they can play in promoting quality of life and how they can get involved with this effort. Starting with a short history of disability services, it explains what quality of life is and why it is different from past ways of thinking. The course will explore the core quality of life domains and how learners can use these domains and best practices as a basis for conversations and supports planning. These basic concepts will help staff implement individualized supports with a full understanding of their purpose, allowing individuals to achieve the highest possible quality of life. This training program is based on the RBT Task List and is designed to meet the 40-hour training requirement for the RBT credential. This program is offered independent of the BACB. Current Link: https://bacb.com/rbt-task-list/

$19.95

Hours: 1.25
REL-IDD-0-SQL-V2

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (22 Match)

Association of Social Work Boards

1.25 HOURS


Relias, LLC, #1273, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Relias, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 2/10/2018-2/10/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, posttests. This module is Reading-Based.

Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.25 Clinical continuing education clock hours.

Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

National Board for Certified Counselors

1.25 HOURS







Relias, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6110. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Relias , LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours

Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board

1.25 HOURS


Provider # RTX050401 290
This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Ohio Professional Counselor Board

1.25 HOURS


Provider # RCX100502
This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

1.25 HOURS


Relias, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0009.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules.

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered “self-study” under section 74.10(c)(2)(ii)(b)(4) of the Commissioner’s Regulations. The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

Social workers will receive 1.25 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education Sponsor

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Mental Health Counselors (MHC)

1.25 HOURS


Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0011

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias, LLC are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT)

1.25 HOURS


Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0009

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Texas State Board of Professional Counselors

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.25 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.25 HOURS


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.2 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 1.20 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

1.25 HOURS


Provider #50-290 This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Florida Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.25 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

1.25 HOURS


Relias LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Relias LLC designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Florida Physician Assistants

1.25 HOURS


South Carolina Board of Nursing

1.25 HOURS


This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-[Custom_Code]

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

1.25 HOURS


National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-IDD-0-SQL-V2
Hours: 1.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 6/30/2020
Learning Objectives:
Describe the quality of life effort as it relates to services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Identify three supports that might be used to enhance the level of quality in each of the core domains.
Explain the role you play in enhancing an individuals quality of life.
Name the eight core quality of life domains for all people and ask questions of individuals to find out how each one applies to them.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Quality of Life A. This Course Is For You B. The Medical Model of Disability C. Disability and Human Rights D. Redefining Disability within a System of Supports E. System of Supports F. Review G. Summary Section 3: The Core Quality of Life Domains A. Positive Psychology B. The Basic Ideas of Quality of Life C. Core Domains of Quality of Life D. Review the Core Domains E. Summary Section 4: Promoting Quality of Life A. Language of Thought and Action B. Richard’s Home C. Indicators of Quality of Life D. Personal Outcomes Survey E. Using the Personal Outcomes Survey F. Digging Deeper Into the Core Domains G. Empowerment and Personal Choice H. Involving the Individual I. What’s Wrong? J. A Quality of Life Service Plan K. Summary Section 5: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributors C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations! F. Exam

Expert Reviewer: Robert Schalock Ph.D.
Robert L. Schalock, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus at Hastings College in Nebraska and Adjunct Research Professor at the University of Kansas (Beach Center on Disabilities), University of Salamanca in Spain, Ghent University in Belgium, and Chongqing University in China. His national and international work has focused on the conceptualization, measurement, and application of the concept of quality of life and the supports paradigm. He has worked with organizations, systems, and national governments in the development and evaluation of community-based programs for people with intellectual and closely related developmental disabilities. He has published widely in the areas of program development and evaluation, quality of life, systems of supports, and evidence-based practices. Disclosure: Robert Schalock Ph.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Staff Writer: 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 level Professional Counselors; entry level Psychologists; entry level Social Workers; 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.