St. Coletta Events & Training Calendar

Training Opportunities to Community Care Providers in Wisconsin and Illinois: St Coletta recognizes that other community agencies providing services to individuals with developmental disabilities, elderly and other challenges also have the need to provide quality training to their own direct support providers. St. Coletta offers state approved DHS Module trainings to area community agencies in Northern Illinois and CBRF trainings in Fire Safety, Administration of Medications, Dietary Needs, American Red Cross CPR and First Aid, Standard Universal Precautions, Abuse and Neglect, Client Rights, Personal Care, Introduction to DD population and annual continued education opportunities to area community agencies in Wisconsin.

For a minimal of fee, community agencies can register for classes on our website or contact Staff Development directly to register their employees.

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Training Events - Wisconsin

Standard/Universal Precautions/HIPAA - $75
This course is designed to train participants to recognize, report, and follow up on exposures to infectious materials, with emphasis on preventing exposure incidences. This course will give participants the knowledge of how blood borne pathogens are spread, practicing good hygiene, and the proper cleaning and disinfection of equipment and supplies. To minimize the risk of infection, it is important that everyone follow Standard Precautions.

Confidentiality/HIPAA- In the 21st century, you are often reminded about how important it is to keep private information confidential. In recent years, the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, better known as HIPAA, has changed the way health information is handled and conveyed, but that is only a small part of confidentiality. Confidentiality applies to many other areas of the services you provide.

Safe Work Driving - $50
Driving is an everyday part of life. Often, with our day-to-day driving experience come greater dependency on habit and less attention to the actual skills and techniques behind safe driving. Review basic safe driving techniques that may have been forgotten over time.

Safe Chemical Use - $25
Knowledge about chemical hazards that may be encountered on the job as well as your agency's policies regarding those hazards is an integral part of job safety. This module provides a basic overview of why certain substances are classified as hazardous and how to best protect yourself and others.

Management and Administration of Medications - $75
Medication safety is everyone's responsibility. Staff assisting with medications must understand and follow established safety guidelines in order to ensure the well-being of the people they support. When providing services to people with developmental disabilities, handling medication is an important part of the job. Staff roles may include providing a physician with information about allergies or current medications, assisting someone with taking medications or monitoring for side effects or adverse reactions. Whatever their roles, staff are responsible for ensuring the safety of the people they support. Learn about avoiding potential or actual medications errors.

Body Mechanics and Mobility - $50
Lifting is part of almost everyone's day. Whether your job involves lifting things or lifting people, proper lifting techniques can reduce your risk of injury and the risk of injury for the people you support. Learn proper lifting techniques; workplace injury prevention; wheelchair and mobility aid use.

Fire Safety - $75
If a fire broke out where you live or work today, would you know what to do? Would the people for whom you provide services know how to respond? Get up-to-date information on smoke detectors, heat detectors and sprinklers, and learn simple, everyday things you can do to prevent fire in your home or work place.

Prevention and Detection of Abuse & Neglect - $50
Abuse and neglect is a harsh reality that affects the lives of many people with developmental disabilities. Statistics indicate that people with developmental disabilities are 4-10 times more likely to be victims of abuse or neglect than are people without developmental disabilities. Therefore, it is important that workers in this field know how to prevent, recognize the signs of, report any suspicions of, and assist the victims of abuse and neglect. Staff responsibilities regarding suspected abuse, neglect and misappropriation of property.

  • Understand boundaries and why they are important
  • How boundaries play a part in abuse and neglect
  • Understand the prevalence of abuse and neglect on people with disabilities
  • Understand types of abuse and neglect
  • Recognize and identify signs, symptoms, and characteristics of abuse and neglect

Client Rights - $50
Incorporates resident rights, communicating with families, guardianship issues, community issues, and the interdisciplinary team.

Intro to Services for DD, Mental illness, Autism, MR, Aging, Seizures - $50
(PART ONE) Highlights history of services, why and how services change, and current trends such as self-advocacy, person centered planning, and self-determination. Class also covers aging and dementia and the care needs for people, as they grow older. Highlights history of services, why and how services change, and current trends such as self-advocacy, person centered planning, and self-determination. With an overview of diagnostic criteria and highlights of care needs for particular populations- Aging and Dementia, etc. You will have a working knowledge of the history, general needs, and support approaches needed to effectively work with people with developmental disabilities. Exhibit the attitudes needed to succeed in supporting people with developmental disabilities, including a greater awareness of boundaries and respectful ways to approach individuals with disabilities and have an understanding of both the general and specific services offered to meet the needs of people with developmental disabilities.
(PART TWO) An overview of diagnostic criteria and highlights of care needs for particular populations.

Seizures: According to the Epilepsy Foundation of America, epilepsy is a physical condition that occurs when there is a sudden, brief change in how the brain works. When brain cells are not working properly, a person's consciousness, movement or actions may be altered for a short time. These physical changes are called epileptic seizures. Epilepsy is therefore sometimes called a seizure disorder. Learn symptoms and proper skills on what to do when someone has a seizure.

Behavior Strategies: Mandt Series 1 - $50
Behavior is a message that can tell us important things about people and their quality of life. We discuss how behavior serves as a form of communication, what a person's behavior may mean, and how staff interactions can impact an individual's behavior. There are 3 part series to this class. Based on Policy and Procedures for behavior intervention and incorporating verbal escalation continuum proactively with dignity and respect of the individuals involved.

To provide skills and techniques to recognize and respond to behavior in a crisis situation.

  1. Understand the stages of a crisis
  2. Recognize signs of anxiety
  3. Understand sings of acting out
  4. Know the types of situation when a crisis might develop
  5. React in a pro-active way to avoid a crisis
  6. Feel comfortable implementing behavior strategies in a crisis

Diabetic Training - $50
There is no cure for diabetes. The immediate goals are to stabilize your blood sugar and eliminate the symptoms of high blood sugar. The long-term goals of treatment are to prolong life, relieve symptoms, and prevent long-term complications such as heart disease and kidney failure. Basic diabetes management skills will help prevent the need for emergency care. After you learn the basics of diabetes care, learn how the disease can cause long-term health problems and the best ways to prevent these problems. People with diabetes need to review and update their knowledge, because new research and improved ways to treat diabetes are constantly being developed.

Personal Care Worker Supplement - $50 Overview of personal care responsibilities including oral hygiene, bed making, skin care, dressing, and hygiene. Including tracking and proper documentation for personal cares.

Client Specific Health Needs - $50
Nebulizer, Suppository, Injections and other Client Specific training as needed.

American Red Cross CPR - $50
Using the American Red Cross curriculum, you will be able to recognize breathing or cardiac emergency and when to call for EMS support.

American Red Cross First Aid and Choking Training - $75
Gain the knowledge and learn the skills necessary to prevent and provide basic care for injuries and sudden illnesses until advanced medical personnel arrive and take over. American Red Cross curriculum with CBRF outline for First Aid and Procedures to Alleviate Choking

Dietary Needs- Menu Planning, Food Preparation, Sanitation - $50
What constitutes a balanced diet? As we support people who have developmental disabilities with meal planning and preparation, we also must aid them in developing habits that ensure their health and safety.

ISP (Individual Service Plan) and Assessment - $50
Learner will understand the meaning of an ISP.
Learner will review an actual ISP.
Learner will be able to participate in writing ISP goals and objectives.
Learner will understand the process that goes into implementing an ISP.
Learner will participate in a documentation exercise.
Learner will review necessary paperwork and documentation needed to update and write and ISP.

Training Events - Illinois

DSP Module Training - $400 per participant to complete entire training course.

Training includes:

  • Intro to DD
  • Abuse and Neglect
  • Human Rights
  • Human Interaction
  • Service Plan
  • Basic Health and Safety

Using the DHS Illinois State Approved Training Modules.

CPR - $50
Using the American Red Cross curriculum, you will be able to recognize breathing or cardiac emergency and when to call for EMS support.

First Aid - $50
Gain the knowledge and learn the skills necessary to prevent and provide basic care for injuries and sudden illnesses until advanced medical personnel arrive and take over.