START Bulletin Vol 5. August 16, 2018
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The Center for START Services
START Bulletin Vol.5
New Scheduling Process: Coordinator Certifications
The Center for START Services is launching a new and improved coordinator web certification scheduling process. This new process will support coordinators and their supervisors in successfully achieving certification within the 12-month time frame and reduce the need to reschedule reviews.

SUPERVISORS: Effective immediately, all coordinator web certifications must be requested through this online form. When your request has been processed, you will be contacted by Anne Marie Ashford with available time slots to choose from. Going forward, certification reviews will be scheduled no more than 3 months out from the date requested. All certification scheduling inquiries should be directed to Anne Marie at or (603) 228-2085 ext. 24.

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Certifications should only be scheduled when the coordinator has met the following requirements:
  • Maintain 85%+ attendance at all trainings and supervision appointments (including START Coordinator Training Groups);
  • View 100% of Coordinator Certification Course (Moodlerooms)
  • Meet all benchmarks listed within the Clinical Competency Assessment
  • Provide at least 5 hours of START-approved training in the community (providers, families, etc.)
  • Present (at least) one case for the Clinical Education Team forum
  • Complete at least one approved CSE (or an approved START Center-Based Admission and Discharge Summary if Therapeutic Support staff)
  • Complete (at least) two Cross Systems Prevention and Intervention Plans that are approved with minimal edits
  • Illustrate competency in systemic analysis and planning as observed by your clinical team. Competency is based on assessment on the quality of your clinical judgment, ability to engage and strategically and successfully intervene with systems, an integrated understanding of your role and START tools used to achieve success for clients and their systems.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in SIRS data entry
Coordinator Certification Guide UPDATES
The Coordinator Certification Guide has been updated and uploaded to moodlerooms.
  • Pages 13-14: Updated information on coordinator certification presentations, including tips for selecting a case for your presentation
  • Page 16 (Appendix): Certification Review Form
    • MODIFIED competency standard: Biopsychosocial analysis now includes cultural considerations
    • NEW competency standard: Integration of positive psychology approach, including (but not limited to) the PERMA model for well-being
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