The partnership that created
and tested this course includes a University
Center of Excellence on Developmental Disabilities Education,
Research, and Services and a Developmental
Disabilities Service Provider considered a national leader in the provision of
supports to individuals with significant disabilities. The course content and learning
activities focus on strategies for preventing abuse and neglect.
Participants learn how to:
factors for staff as perpetrators and individuals receiving
services as potential victims
skills for staff in challenging situations
and environmental supports that foster positive relationships.
practices that decrease the likelihood of mistreatment
Recognize and report the occurrence of maltreatment
The course content is comparable to a two-day workshop.
However, with online training, staff can complete the course without
leaving their worksite. Course assignments are applied to the specific
issues confronting staff and the people they support on a daily basis.
Finally, a comprehensive
competency based online curriculum on abuse and neglect is available.
I was not only impressed by its thoroughness with respect to the subject, but
was moved by its sensitivity to the tragic issues associated with abuse and
neglect of our vulnerable citizens with disabilities. There is no
doubt in my mind that this curriculum will have a significant impact in
improving the quality of lives of people with disabilities. I am proud to
put my stamp of approval on this most impressive and long needed curriculum
designed to deter incidences of abuse and neglect of people with
disabilities. I was particularly impressed with the format and its
use- friendly approach. In my opinion this curriculum will be of
great value to any staff training function in organizations supporting
people with disabilities.
Thomas E. Pomeranz, Ed.D.
President and CEO
the course can be very helpful to staff as they work with individuals with
disabilities. Working day to day with individuals with disabilities
can present some unique challenges, ones that we are not often prepared
for. This course can help us to understand those challenges and
better cope with them.
Quality Improvement Specialist
State of Montana Disability Services Division
I am impressed with the Abuse and
Neglect course. It's ease of use, real life articles, and short units make it inviting and interesting,
unlike most training offered to DSPs. This may be redefining staff training!.