ARRA - Service Provider - Independent Living


This comprehensive CD-ROM consists of 13 self-paced instructional modules which address the complex issues related to abuse and neglect of children and adults with developmental disabilities 


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Learn to recruit, train and maintain personal assistants and other non-medical home caregivers.

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Teach adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities how to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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Explores the challenging and deeply satisfying work of the home health aide and the personal care assistant.

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A twenty-one hour course that provides high-quality, hands-on training in essential care skills for family caregivers and volunteers.

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Learn about positioning, turning and transferring patients with dignity and respect.

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Dr. Pomeranz decisively dispels the myth "they are children in adult bodies".

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Dr. Pomeranz focuses on the fundamental strategies of promoting independence and self-determination.

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This presentation is focused to provide "best practice approaches" which will assist in supporting others in diminishing the causes of anger.

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Founded in the maxim "an institution is not a place; it is a state of mind". Tom explains that individuals who have few valued relationships and few things of value are living an "institutional life".

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The four supported routine outcomes (facilitating connections, maximizing independence, enhancing self-worth, and producing self-determination) are detailed and their life enhancing effects are reviewed.

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Staff will learn 'Best Practice' approaches in transitioning classic day program services to a work oriented service model.

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Provides viewers with strategies to master Universal Languages as well as sensitively supporting others who struggle in using words of respect.

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Assist agency staff, counselors, teachers and parents, in providing age-appropriate basic skills training for adults with developmental disabilities.

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Assists teachers, nurses and social service providers who work with parents who have cognitive limitations.