Illinois Human Rights

Illinois Human Rights 

This course is designed to present vital information to those working with and serving individuals with developmental disabilities in any capacity. After taking this course, you should have a greater understanding of human rights as defined by the state of Illinois, as well as have increased the skills you have to help individuals you work with and support. You will learn about the evolution of society’s perception of human rights as well as what are the roles of advocates, guardians, behavior management committees, and human rights committees in ensuring these rights are met.


Hours: 2.00


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Course Details

Course Code: REL-IDD-0-IHR-V2
Hours: 2
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 1/31/2024
Learning Objectives:
Define basic civil, legal, human, and property rights, and rights to protection, specifically human rights issues, for people with developmental disabilities
Demonstrate knowledge regarding the challenge between balancing keeping people safe, supporting individual decision-making, teaching people to access their community, ensuring protection of individual rights, advocacy, and the dignity of being able to take risks.
Develop clear understanding of the roles of Human Rights Committees, behavior management committees, guardians, and treatment planning committees in the protection of the rights of persons with disabilities.
Define the Confidentiality Act, DMHDD Code, DHS regulations, and relevant state laws and identify the DSP’s role in supporting those regulations.

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: The Evolution of Human Rights A. Introduction: An important word from Self-Advocates B. Meet Glen C. Rights Guaranteed to Persons with Disabilities D. Areas of Protection E. About the Illinois Division of Developmental Disabilities F. CILA G. The Evolution of Human Rights for People with Developmental Disabilities H. How the DSP’s Role has Changed I. Rules and Codes J. Review K. Summary Section 3: The Role of an Advocate A. What is an Advocate? B. The Right to Dignity and Respect through Positive Interactions C. Sample Empowerment Worksheet D. The Right to Intimacy E. The Right to Privacy F. Access to Communication Devices and Telephone G. The Right to Freedom of Movement H. The Right to Free Association I. Cultural Competency and Client Rights Information J. Discussion Activity: Client Rights, Cultural Competency, and Staff/Agency Responsibilities K. The Choice-Making Process and Personal Freedoms L. Review M. Summary Section 4: Guardianship A. Guardianship Papers B. Duties of a Guardian C. Types of Guardianships D. Review E. Summary Section 5: Behavior Management Committees (BMC) and Human Rights Committees (HRC) A. What is a Behavior Management Committee (BMC)? B. What is a Human Rights Committee (HRC)? C. Issues that the HRC Faces D. BMC and HRC Role Related to Behavior Treatment Plans E. The Violation of Human Rights- Scenarios for Discussion F. Review G. Summary Section 6: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributors C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations! F. Exam G. BrainSparks

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Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Entry, Intermediate level Direct Support Professionals; in the following settings: Intellectual Developmental Disabilities.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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