Training & Curriculum Guidelines For Direct Care Staff Created By The Statewide Training Guidelines Work Group - A Committee of The Community Mental Health Association of Michigan
The State Training Guidelines Workgroup (STGW) is a committee of the Community Mental Health Association of Michigan (CMHAM). The purpose of the workgroup is to review and recommend training guidelines for support staff working in all types of support and service settings including, but not limited to, residential direct support staff. The workgroup is comprised of representatives from the Mental Health Association of Training (MHAT), the Provider Alliance, Provider agencies representing Developmental Disability and Mental Health/Illness services, Community Mental Health (CMH) agencies, parents and guardians, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), and other stakeholders.
The intended use of these statewide training guidelines is for the development and presentation of training content. The attached documents include a training grid for people providing direct support; curriculum guides which identify training topics, competencies, content, trainer qualifications, suggested length and format; and vetting tools.
The training grid below illustrates training requirements and options based on work setting and the needs of persons served. The guidelines were designed to address concerns related to reciprocity, uniformity, and the flexibility to stay current in an ever-changing environment. The legal requirements of the various oversight agencies were cross-referenced and are included within the guidelines. Curricula based on these guidelines will contribute to statewide uniformity, reciprocity, and portability. Guidelines also encompase Adult Foster Care (AFC) requirements.
These documents are to be used for educational purposes only and may not be copied and resold for profit or compensation. These guides have been endorsed by the Prepaid Inpatient Health Plans (PIHPs) and recommended as a replacement to the Providing Residential Services in Community Settings training manual. They are intended as training tools for the benefit of persons who work with people receiving services through the Community Mental Health system. They are intended to be considered best practices.
Assisting people with eating or swallowing difficulties
Autism spectrum disorder
Behavior crisis intervention
Best practice guidelines for online learning
Building natural supports
Critical thinking and creative problem solving
Due process G A
Health and wellness
HIPAA and confidentiality
Infection control and standard precautions
Intro to human services
Lifts & transfers
Person centered planning
Philosophy and current trends
Suicide risk assessment and intervention
Teaching new skills
Train the trainer
Trauma informed services