The Arc’s Spring 2017 Training Calendar can be viewed below:
April 6, 10a-12p: De-Escalation (Presented by HCQU) – Information and practice in the use of non-violent de-escalation techniques.
April 6, 1p-3p: Debriefing (presented by HCQU): Develop ways of analyzing a critical event, examine how the event occurred and how to facilitate improved outcomes in the future.
April 13, 1p-2p – Annual Policies and Procedures (Presented by Valerie King): Review of agency policies and procedures mandated by ODP. This training is MANDATORY EVERY YEAR.
April 18, 1p-3p – Aging: Grow Old With Me (Presented by HCQU): Information that will aid in the support of individuals with DD/ID during the process of aging.
April 24, 3p-4p – Safe Driving (Presented by Kyrsten Craig): Information on safe driving habits – required by agency policy once per year. MANDATORY
May 4, 1p-3p – Why Do You Do That? (Presented by HCQU): This course considers the ways in which Executive Functioning impacts those we serve and discusses how this contributes to the behavior we find challenging. Helpful strategies will be provided.
May 17, 1p\\9:30a-12:30p – CPR/AED/First Aid (Presented by John Berry): Techniques and practice of CPR, treatment for choking, and use of an Automated External Defibrillator.
May 18, 1p-2:30p – Progress Note Documentation (Presented by Joann Lee): Review of how to accurately complete progress notes and the importance of relating information to ISP outcomes.
May 18, 3p-4:30p – First Aid/Blood Borne Pathogens (Presented by Patti Johns-Unger): Review of blood borne pathogens and first aid – MANDATORY 1X WITHIN 90 DAYS OF HIRE.
May 24, 1p-3p – Dysphagia and Associated Concerns (Presented by HCQU): Signs and symptoms of dysphagia, as well as various follow up orders from health care professionals
June 6, 1p-2p – Paid Time Off (Presented by Erin Lindsay): Detailed overview of agency Paid Time Off Policies, how to use Ascentis, and other related HR questions and answers.
June 22, 10a-3p – Staff Effectiveness Training (Presented by HCQU): Safe and positive approaches for preventing and responding to crisis. A crisis prevention program aimed at preventing and limiting crisis situations. Designed to help staff who work with individuals who have emotional or behavioral issues and whose behaviors can be challenging. This is a 4 hour training with an hour off for lunch.
Training Requirements for Non-Licensed Programs: Mandatory Topics – Annual Policies & Procedures and Safe Driving
All full-time staff (37.5-40 hours/week) are required to participate in 24 hours of training per year
Part-time staff working between 20 and 37.5 hours/week are required to participate in at least 12 hours of training per year
Part-time staff working less than 20 hours/week are required to participate in at least 6 hours of training per year
Training for Licensed Programs- Mandatory Topics- Annual Policies & Procedures and Safe Driving
All staff working in residential programs, both full and part-time, are required to participate in 24 hours of training per year. These programs have very specific training requirements in addition to those listed above, so please check with your supervisor for assistance-n the office for training credit – please see Donna/Valerie for assistance.
The Arc has new training DVDs available which you may view in the office for training credit – check with your supervisor for assistance.
The HCQU offers online trainings which you may view in the office – please see Donna/Valerie for assistance
The Arc of Crawford County
222 Chestnut Street
Meadville, PA 16335
Phone: (814) 724-7346
Fax: (814) 724-7373
Hours of Operation
The Arc's regular business hours are:
Drop-In Center hours are: