DDS DMH Grand Rounds with Dr Deb Levy
Jun
23
10:00 am10:00

DDS DMH Grand Rounds with Dr Deb Levy

DDS and DMH are pleased to offer a Grand Rounds Presentation featuring Dr. Deb Levy, Director, Psychology Research Laboratory at McLean Hospital on June 23rd 10:00 -1:00 p.m. Deborah Levy, PhD, has a national and international reputation in the area of psychotic disorders, especially schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The primary focus of her research is identifying risk genes and understanding their biological actions.Breakthrough research into the genetic causes of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and autism is yielding invaluable clues about the biological mechanisms underlying these illnesses. The same mutations seem to be involved in all of these disorders and appear to be risk factors.  We will be offering refreshments including lunch.  The Grand Rounds will take place at the Worcester Recovery Center.   We will need to register participants in order for them to secure access at Worcester Site. 

Sunny-side Up: Positive supports for persons with IDD who present challenging behavior
Jun
27
10:00 am10:00

Sunny-side Up: Positive supports for persons with IDD who present challenging behavior

Dan Baker, Ph.D., NADD-CC

Minnesota Department of Human Services

Challenging behavior is common among people with IDD, and care providers often struggle to understand the nature of the challenging behavior and then find effective interventions. This interactive, one-day session will introduce the fundamental principles of positive behavior support, beginning with an examination of the reasons why challenging behavior may occur. Specific strategies to include a mental illness in a functional behavior assessment will be shared, which then will guide the creation of positive supports. Extra attention will be paid to mental wellness, including applied Positive Psychology interventions and instruction in stress management.  The day will conclude with presentation of a “Positive Supports Bag of Tricks.”


Dr George Sugai - PBS Multi-tiered Systems of Support
May
23
10:00 am10:00

Dr George Sugai - PBS Multi-tiered Systems of Support

Professor George Sugai received his M.Ed. in 1974 and Ph.D. in 1980 at the University of Washington. His primary areas of interests are positive behavior support (PBS), systems change, personnel preparation, behavioral disorders, social skills instruction, behavioral consultation, behavioral assessment procedures, applied behavior analysis (ABA), and strategies for effective school-wide, classroom, and individual behavior management. Currently at the University of Connecticut, Dr. Sugai is Carole J. Neag Endowed Chair in Behavior Disorders and professor with tenure. He has taught graduate level special education courses in applied behavior analysis, emotional or behavioral disorders, behavioral consultation, social skills instruction, and classroom/behavior management.

Conflict Resolution Through Effective Communication
May
22
10:00 am10:00

Conflict Resolution Through Effective Communication

Presented by Gerri King, PhD.

Conflict is not inherently negative and is rarely about the issue.  Rather, it's about how it's handled.  Though unsettling, when responded to constructively and respectfully, conflicts encourage creative communication, lead to unity, increase productivity, and facilitate positive change.

This session looks at the dynamics of miscommunication and conflict and suggests a creative resolution process that acknowledges emotional and power issues, encourages the sharing of individual points of view, and works cooperatively toward developing and implementing solutions.

Registration is limited.  Please let us know if you cannot make it.  We will create a waiting list for the people if you don't get in.  We will confirm with everyone a week before the event and then back fill .  We will be taking attendance

Aging Training Series
Mar
21
9:00 am09:00

Aging Training Series

Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers

For more information http://www.addp.org/event/aging-training-series

1671 Worcester Road

Suite 201

Framingham, MA 01701

REGISTER NOW

Safety, Hope, and Healing
Feb
16
10:00 am10:00

Safety, Hope, and Healing

Presenter:  Charity Bell - DMH NE Trainer
Time:  10-1

"Every single time we interact with another person, we are also interacting with their experiences and emotions.  This training provides valuable insight into the whys and hows of communicating with anyone, be they DDS families and individuals, colleagues or loved ones.  We will discuss the role of Rational Detachment in protecting our own emotions and the importance of self-care and perspective in the life of anyone who regularly communicates with other human beings!"

I recently attended this training it was, "Informative, interesting, thought provoking...everyone needs to take this training!  Helpful in all areas of personal and professional life using universal Positive Behavior Supports...well worth your time in attendance!"

Reasons for this training:  Safety for all is a DDS priority guided by the following:  Promotion of employee safety (101 CMR 19.00 and OSHA standards)