Care, Support, and Treatment of People with a Developmental Disability and Challenging Behaviours: Consensus Guidelines 29 & 30 - Collaboration with First Responders and Hospitals  

Friday March 24 2017, 09:45 - 12:00
Thursday March 23 2017
Tom Archer
The Consensus Guidelines for Best Practices, developed in 2016 by the Community Networks of Specialized Care, represent essential elements that guide Ontario's developmental services providers when the people they support show behaviours that seem to indicate distress. To kick off a new series of VC education sessions about the new Consensus Guidelines document, the CNSC highlighted in English (Dec 14) and en Fran?ais (Jan 12) the value of the biopsychosocial framework to understand and help when people with developmental disabilities are in distress.The CNSC is pleased to offer this 2nd event, focusing on Guidelines 29 and 30, Collaboration with First Responders and Collaboration with Hospitals, which provide recommendations of practice for agencies to create more supportive communities for people with dual diagnosis. There are a number of great success stories across the province, which demonstrate how these recommendations are being implemented with police and health services. Key stakeholders from Developmental Services, Mental Health and Addictions, Hospital, and Police organizations in the Niagara Region will share examples of some of these recommendations in action and the difference they are making in the lives of people with a dual diagnosis.LEARNING OUTCOMESParticipants will be able to:1. Navigate to and familiarize themselves with the Consensus Guidelines: Care, Support and Treatment of People with a Developmental Disability and Challenging Behaviours2. Describe best practices for collaboration with community organizations that respond to people experiencing distress and crisis3. Identify various strategies that enhance communication and collaboration, including more formal agreements with cross-sector partners4. List some benefits of cross-sector cooperation
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Rosanne Stein
Consensus Guidelines 29 & 30 (Guidelines 29 and 30.pdf) Session Poster (ENG - MARCH 24 2017 - Consensus Guidelines - Collaboration with First Respon.pdf)