MCCP provides large group trainings for:

  • Residential Programs
  • Schools
  • Day Programs
  • County agencies
  • Professional organizations
  • Parent support groups

These trainings are ideal for:

  • New staff training
  • Skills refreshers
  • Staff training days
  • Staff meetings

This training will explore many aspects of challenging behaviors displayed by persons with Intellectual Developmental Disabilities and Related Conditions. Participants will learn about the function of challenging behaviors and how to match interventions to the identified function. Intervention training will include interaction styles, proactive strategies, reactive strategies and methods for maintaining safety.

All people exhibit behaviors, whether they are desirable or undesirable to others.
This training session explores the several factors that affect our behaviors and the behaviors of the people we work with. The session explains the functions of behaviors and why specific behaviors are used to serve those functions. This session will give the learners a good understanding of what they do and do not have control of in regards to the behaviors of the people they provide services to.

Feelings of grief or loss are powerful emotions that can often affect the behaviors of the people that we are serving. This session will present ways to identify warning signs that caregivers can look for; and ideas of how they can provide support.

The most efficient way to deal with problem behaviors is to prevent them from even starting. This session will explore proactive strategies that caregivers can use to encourage desirable behaviors and ward off the ones that are undesirable.
Some of the strategies to be discussed will include:

  • Positive Behavior Momentum
  • Differential reinforcement
  • Motivational programs
  • Ways to say “no”
  • Strategies for increased compliance
  • Communication
  • Identifying Antecedent

People do not behave in a vacuum. Our behaviors are greatly affected by the environment around us. This session will look at how factors in a person’s physical and social environment affect the way that they behave. The instructor will also discuss how caregivers can change the environment in a person’s home, work, school, and community in a way to provide greater supports.

Dealing with individuals who are agitated can be troublesome and dangerous. This session will explore strategies to help the agitated individual regain control and calm down while keeping everyone’s safety in mind.
Strategies include:

  • Breaking the behavior cycle
  • Minimizing emotional response
  • Active listening
  • Redirecting,
  • Calming strategies
  • Giving space

Relationships between staff and the people that they serve can get complicated. Without balanced, professional boundaries. Behavioral, ethical, and legal issues can arise quickly. This session will discuss:

  • Categories of relationships
  • Why people with I.D. are vulnerable to boundary violations
  • Why caregivers are vulnerable to boundary violations
  • Categories of boundary violations
  • Dangers of crossing boundaries
  • Preventative strategies
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