July 16, 2020
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National Leaders in the Mental Health Aspects
of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
New Training Announcement
Mental Health Aspects of IDD Course
for Care Coordinators and Case Managers

The Center for START Services (CSS) is pleased to announce a new 6-week online training course (via Zoom) designed for care coordinators and case managers who support individuals with IDD and mental health needs. This course is facilitated by Center for START Services Director and author of the START model, Dr. Joan B. Beasley It is designed to improve knowledge for care coordinators and case managers in order to successfully support children and adults with IDD and mental health service needs and their families. Dr. Beasley will demonstrate how the information provided can be applied to improve the ability of care coordinators/case managers to identify service and support needs and monitor outcomes for individuals and their families. Speakers will include family members and people with lived experiences along with experts in the field. Visit our website for additional information.
Who should register?
  • Managed Care Organization (MCO) Care Coordinators
  • Case managers/Service coordinators
  • Case management/service coordination supervisors & directors
  • Program managers & training managers/coordinators
  • Intake & intervention support specialists
The MHIDD Course for Care Coordinators & Case Managers will begin September 14, 2020. Each session is 75 minutes long and will take place on Mondays from 1:00-2:15pm EST/10:00am-11:15am PT (no session on Monday September 28th).  The course also includes weekly office hours for group consultation and discussion.

Registration for the course is $299 per person. Early-bird discount: 10% off if you register by Monday August 3, 2020.
Please share this training announcement with partners in your community 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 care coordinators in and around communities with START programs.
Course Learning Objectives:
  • Identify how common mental health conditions may present in persons with IDD
  • Describe at least three (3) strategies aimed at improving systemic engagement and linkages
  • List at least three (3) ways to include the perspective of the service recipient and their families in service planning and delivery
  • Explain the differences between leadership and advocacy
  • Apply skills and approaches learned within sessions to the supports and services delivered to individuals with MH/IDD and their families
Certificate of Completion Requirements:
In order to receive a CSS Certificate of Completion and 0.75 University of New Hampshire CEUs (7.5 contact hours) participants must:
  • Attend each session via Zoom videoconferencing
  • Complete weekly case vignette assignments
  • Actively participate in each session
  • Communicate with facilitator about any questions or feedback
  • Complete pre-survey, session evaluations & post-survey
Use the button below to register for the Mental Health Aspects of IDD Course for Care Coordinators and Case Managers.
Space is limited, registration deadline is September 10, 2020.

Click Here to Register
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The Center for START Services

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Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire