Training & Professional Development

Training & Professional Development

The National Center for START ServicesTM Training Department oversees the development, coordination, and delivery of all training and professional development offered to the national START Network and Network stakeholders. The goals of the Training Department are:

  1. Prepare leaders in the field of IDD-MH through innovative learning experiences, interdisciplinary teaching models, and programs of study that incorporate universal design principles, include the perspective and voice of people with lived experience of IDD-MH, and employ varied instructional methods and formats.
  2. Offer professional development that is evidence-based, progressive, and culturally relevant.
  3. Expand issues related to IDD-MH, community engagement, and research into coursework and learning opportunities beyond the traditional schools of education and health and human services at UNH and the curriculum programs offered by our UCEDD partners.

Training

  • Focuses on providing skills and tools needed to perform functions of role
  • Sets guidelines to follow
  • To develop competencies of START team members

Professional Development

  • Focuses on improving existing skills & capabilities
  • Focuses more on self-learning process & progress of the professional
  • Emphasis on building a successful career/practice
  • Growth-oriented
  • THINK: Continuing Education

 


Training Programs

Suicide Screening for People with ASD-IDD/MH: Training for 988 Lifeline Counselors

This online, asynchronous (on-demand) training enables 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline screeners/counselors to provide improved support and assistance to people with intellectual/developmental disabilities (including Autism Spectrum Disorder, ASD) and mental health needs (hereafter referred to as ASD-IDD/MH) who contact the Lifeline seeking help.

At the conclusion of the training , participants will be able to:

  • Describe at least five (5) key factors related to the prevalence, signs & symptoms of suicidality amongst people with ASD-IDD
  • Utilize skills and approaches outlined within presentations to effectively engage with people with ASD-IDD who contact the 988 lifeline
  • Identify and describe suicide screening tools that can be utilized when engaging with people with ASD-IDD

 

Upcoming Trainings

April 4, 2023 | 1:00 - 2:45pm
This live, 6-session course offers the expert training and support needed to develop expertise in providing effective crisis supports to people with intellectual/developmental disability and mental…
April 4, 2023 | 1:00 - 2:45pm
Registration is closed for this event. The course consists of 6 weekly, webinar-style sessions via Zoom (105 minutes each) where the course facilitator will demonstrate how the information reviewed…
April 11, 2023 | 1:00 - 2:00pm
This live, 6-session course offers the expert training and support needed to develop expertise in providing effective crisis supports to people with intellectual/developmental disability and mental…
April 11, 2023 | 1:00 - 2:24pm
Registration is closed for this event. The course consists of 6 weekly, webinar-style sessions via Zoom (105 minutes each) where the course facilitator will demonstrate how the information reviewed…
April 18, 2023 | 1:00 - 2:45pm
This live, 6-session course offers the expert training and support needed to develop expertise in providing effective crisis supports to people with intellectual/developmental disability and mental…
April 18, 2023 | 1:00 - 2:45pm
Registration is closed for this event. The course consists of 6 weekly, webinar-style sessions via Zoom (105 minutes each) where the course facilitator will demonstrate how the information reviewed…
April 21, 2023 | 1:00 - 2:00pm
Title: Identifying and Responding to Suicidality in People with IDD Presenters: Jill Hinton, PhD The START National Online Training Series is designed to build capacity of IDD-MH professionals by…
April 25, 2023 | 1:00 - 2:45pm
This live, 6-session course offers the expert training and support needed to develop expertise in providing effective crisis supports to people with intellectual/developmental disability and mental…
May 1 - 3, 2023
Building Connections & Activating Strengths: 35 Years of START The SNTI was founded in 2016 to provide a forum where START network partners from across the country learn about the…
May 9, 2023 | 1:00 - 2:24pm
This live, 6-session course offers the expert training and support needed to develop expertise in providing effective crisis supports to people with intellectual/developmental disability and mental…
May 16, 2023 | 1:00 - 2:45pm
This live, 6-session course offers the expert training and support needed to develop expertise in providing effective crisis supports to people with intellectual/developmental disability and mental…