2018 START National Training Institute


2018 START National Training Institute banner

"Wellness Promotion and Proactive Crisis Prevention"

WHEN| Monday May 7 - Wednesday May 9, 2018
WHERE | Sheraton Boston Hotel, 39 Dalton Street, Boston, MA

The 2018 START National Training Institute (SNTI) will be held May 7-9, 2018 at the Sheraton Hotel in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood. The annual SNTI is provided by the Center for START Services, a non-profit, national initiative based at the University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability/UCED. The SNTI was founded in 2016 to provide a forum where START network partners from around the country learn about research findings, along with best practices and innovations associated with START programs, to improve local capacity, service outcomes, and life experiences for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD) and behavioral health needs and their families.


START Network members, mental health & IDD professionals, psychologists, psychiatrists, physicians, researchers, administrators, family members, persons with disabilities, educators, direct support professionals, social workers, service coordinators, and students.


Psychologists: This program is co-sponsored by the New Hampshire Psychological Association (NHPA) and the Center for START Services. NHPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. These credits are also accepted by the State Board of Mental Health and the State Board of Psychologists for all New Hampshire licensees. NHPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.​ This program offers up to 10 CE credits for psychologists. Full attendance is required to receive credit for psychologists; variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded based on the APA guidelines. 

Medical Professionals: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Dartmouth-Hitchcock and The Center for START Services.  Dartmouth-Hitchcock is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Learning Outcomes Statement: Learners will utilize the evidence-based concepts and approaches shared within each session to broaden their understanding of individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and behavioral health needs, inform clinical practices, and formulate and implement acceptable treatment modalities.

Mental Health Professionals: 2018 START National Training Institute: Wellness Promotion and Proactive Crisis Prevention has been approved by NBCC for NBCC Credit. Sessions approved for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Center for START Services, University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability UCED is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP-3023. NBCC approved for all sessions except Keynote "30 years of START" and breakout session D3 "Breaking Through Barriers for START Sustainability."

Social Workers: This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886725464-2213) for 11 continuing education contact hours.

New York Social Workers: The Center for START Services, Institute on Disability/UCED, University of New Hampshire, is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0452. This program offers up to 11 CE credits for New York Social Workers.


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