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The State of Minnesota’s Positive Supports Rule requires 8 hours of core training. This training is designed to fulfill 7 hours of the these requirements. This training is designed to give all staff a basic understanding of the principles of positive supports and how to utilize proactive and responsive strategies to reduce interfering behaviors. This training satisfies the Rules by covering these topic areas:
- de-escalation techniques and their value;
- principles of person-centered service planning and delivery
- principles of positive support strategies, including positive behavior supports, the relationship between staff interactions with the person and the person’s behavior, and the relationship between the person’s environment and the person’s behavior;
- what constitutes the use of restraint, including chemical restraint, time out, and seclusion;
- staff responsibilities related to prohibited procedures under Minnesota Statutes, section 245D.06
- staff responsibilities related to restricted and permitted actions and procedures under Minnesota Statutes, section 245D.06, subdivisions 6 and 7;
- the situations in which staff must contact 911 services in response to an imminent risk of harm to the person or others;
- the procedures and forms staff must use to monitor and report use of restrictive interventions that are part of a positive support transition plan;
- the procedures and requirements for notifying members of the person’s expanded support team after the use of a restrictive intervention with the person;
- understanding of the person as a unique individual and how to implement treatment plans and responsibilities assigned to the license holder;
- cultural competence; and
- personal staff accountability and staff self-care after emergencies.
Note: This class does not go demonstrate the proper techniques of applying manual restraints.
Jason Hoffrogge, is the training director for Orion Associates, a human resources agency for companies working with people who have disabilities. Jason has over 29 years of experience in working with people who have disabilities in residential, vocational, and crisis settings– including 6 1/2 years as a behavior analyst in a crisis consulting agency.
This is a seven (7) hour course. Please let us know if you need assistance with getting an additional hour to meet the 8-hour requirement.