November 5, 2019
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National Leaders in the Mental Health Aspects
of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
New Training Offering
Group Training Course on the Mental Health Aspects of IDD
for Mobile Crisis Response Providers

The Center for START Services (CSS) is pleased to announce a new 6-week web-based group training course designed to offer expert support and training to mobile crisis responders that individuals with IDD and mental health needs. The course is aimed at developing best practices in crisis assessment, response strategies, and disposition recommendations and is highly recommended for the following providers:
  • Mobile Crisis Responders, Clinicians & Supervisors
  • Mental Health and/or IDD Case Managers /Service Coordinators
  • Emergency Services Clinicians
The course will be offered quarterly with the first starting on January 14, 2020. Sessions are 75 minutes long and will take place each week on Tuesdays from 3:00 - 4:15 pm EST. The registration fee for this training course is $149 per person and space is limited.
Please share this training announcement with partners in your community, outside your direct service area, as well as anyone that you think might benefit from this training. This is not a required training for any START teams but one that may enhance the capacity of mobile crisis providers in and around communities with START programs.
Course Learning Objectives:
  • Identify how common mental health conditions may present in persons with IDD
  • Identify the most common mental health conditions within the IDD population
  • Clarify difference between presentation and conceptualization
  • Apply skills and approaches learned within sessions to crisis assessments of individuals with MH/IDD
  • Integrate information learned into disposition recommendations
Certificate of Completion Requirements:
In order to receive a CSS Certificate of Completion for Training in Mobile Crisis Response for Persons with MH/IDD and 0.75 University of New Hampshire CEUs (7.5 contact hours) participants must:
  • Attend each session via Zoom videoconferencing
  • View/read weekly assigned materials before session date
  • Complete weekly case vignette assignments
  • Actively participate in each session
  • Communicate with facilitator about any questions or feedback
  • Complete pre-survey, evaluation & post-survey
Register for this New Training Course
Thanks for reading,

The Center for START Services

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Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire