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Training

START National Training Institute (SNTI)

The SNTI is a multi-day training institute designed to bring innovative, evidence-based research and practices to the START network and partners. Team members from all START Programs are highly encouraged to attend the annual Training Institute along with any professionals seeking to improve their understanding intellectual/developmental disabilities and co-occurring behavioral health challenges. Attendance is required for all START program leadership (Program Director, Clinical Director, Medical Director, Team Leaders, and Resource Center/Therapeutic Supports Director) and strongly suggested for all START coordinators. UNH CEUs, NASW CEs, and NY SW CEs are currently provided to participants. APA, CME, and NBCC applications pending. The next SNTI is May 7-9, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. Registration will open in January 2018.

National Online Training Series

This annual, highly popular, supplemental training series is designed to provide innovative and topic-focused online training to START program members and their local community partners. Trainings from this series are released once a month to the START network (typically on the 3rd Friday of each month) from September to April. These online trainings are free for participants and are facilitated by your START program members in centralized locations in your region where participants can learn as a group.  UNH CEUs are provided to individuals that participate in a facilitated discussion after viewing the training. The 2017-2018 schedule will be released in August 2017.

Coordinator Certification Training Groups

Coordinator training groups are facilitated by the Center and are held on a regular basis.  All START programs are invited to utilize these forums to help their coordinators prepare for certification. Participants meet on a weekly basis over the course of 16 weeks to review pre-recorded trainings from the START coordinator curriculum. These training groups are intended to supplement and enhance the learning process for those enrolled and do not replace supervision that is offered by team leaders, directors and clinical directors.

Practice Groups

START Practice groups are facilitated training and discussion groups offered through the Center. These groups provide an opportunity for team members from different START programs to discuss issues and topics directly related to their respective roles. 

2017-2018 Practice Group

Frequency

Facilitator(s)

Clinical Directors Practice Group

Monthly

Jill Hinton, Ph.D.

Medical Directors Practice Group

Bi-Monthly

Laurie Charlot, Ph.D.
Beth Grosso

Program Directors Practice Group

Quarterly

Andrea Caoili, LCSW
Joan Beasley, Ph.D.

Resource Center Director Practice Group

Monthly

Bob Scholz, MS

Team Leaders Practice Group

Monthly

Alyce Benson, LCSW
Dave O’Neal, MSW

Children’s Practice Group

Monthly

Karen Weigle, Ph.D.

6-month Topic-Specific Practice Group

(Topics chosen based on interest from the national network. Examples of past groups: Systems Linkages; Trauma Informed Care)

 

Varies

 

Beth Grosso