Direct Care Staff Training for Certified Facilities

THE STATE APPROVED CURRICULUM

To comply with certification Rule 330.1806(2)(3)(4) direct care staff providing resident care must be trained using either the approved curriculum, "Providing Residential Services in Community Settings: A Training Guide" or an approved alternative curriculum. The Providing Residential Services curriculum is the approved curriculum for direct care staff that work in adult foster care homes that are licensed to provide services to individuals that have a mental illness or a developmental disability. This curriculum was a collaboration of multiple departments and individuals knowledgeable and experienced in areas outlined in the curriculum. The curriculum, as a foundational guide, continues to be applicable. 

The components of individual topics within the curriculum have evolved as standards relating to the care of adults have advanced. Due to this fact, current standards and practices applicable to direct care staff training for certified facilities must be used. For example: Providing Residential Services references the Food Guide Pyramid whereas current USDA Dietary Guidelines use MyPlate. 

Additionally, there are topics relevant to direct care staff training that did not exist when Providing Residential Services was developed. Trainers will need to determine which topics to add to the curriculum based on the staff being trained. A list of topics is available on the Training Submission Outline for Direct Care Staff - Certified Facilities webpage. The Providing Residential Services in Community Settings training is listed below, identified by specific modules/topics: 

A. Introduction to Community Residential Services - Your Roles as Direct Care Staff 
Providing Residential Services in Community Settings 

B. Recipient Rights Module (Revised 7/09) 
ORR Group Home Training Curriculum 

C. Working with People: Introduction to Human Needs, Values, Guiding Principals, and Effective Teaching Strategies  
Working with People Introduction to Human needs Values Guiding Principles 

D. Nutrition and Food Service  
Nutrition and Food Service 

E. Environmental Emergencies: Preventing, Preparing, and Responding  
Environmental Emergencies Preventing Preparing and Responding 

F. Working with People: Positive Techniques to Address Challenging Behavior  
Working with People Positive Techniques to Address Challenging Behavior 

G. Basic Health and Medications      
Basic Health and Medications 

H. Advanced Health and Medications      
Advanced Health and Medications 

I. Responding to Life Threatening Situations: CPR and First Aid Requirements      
Responding to Life Threatening Situations: CPR and First Aid Requirements 

ALTERNATIVE STATE APPROVED CURRICULA 

The curricula and/or curricula modules listed below have been approved as alternative Direct Care Staff Training for Certified Facilities. Please contact the organizations for additional information. If you are seeking direct care staff training locations, please contact your potential adult foster care employer or your local community mental health agency to inquire.  

ORGANIZATION

TOPIC OR FULL CURRICULA

APPROVAL DATE

Kathy Smits
Training Program Specialists
810-220-1076
tpstoolbox@gmail.com

Training Toolbox System

June 2, 2003

Jody Marvin
ProCPR LLC
888-406-7487
support@procpr.org

ProBloodborne

April 24, 2009

Jody Marvin
ProCPR LLC
888-406-7487
support@procpr.org

ProCPR & ProFirstAid

May 8, 2009

Kathy Smits
Training Program Specialists
810-220-1076
tpstoolbox@gmail.com 

*Revised Recipient Rights Module to the Toolbox

March 17, 2010

Courtney Roemsich
EMS Safety Services Inc.
800-215-9555
www.emssafety.com

EMS Safety Services CPR/AED and First Aid

June 23, 2010

Natalie Hall
Macomb County CMH
586-469-7858
Natalie.Hall@mccmh.net 

Training for Direct Care Staff Curriculum

February 2, 2011

Karen Bressette
CMH for Central Michigan
989-772-5938
kbressette@cmhcm.org 

CenTrain Group Home  Curriculum         

November 30, 2011

John Sigworth
Community Living Services
734-467-7600
sigwortj@comlivserv.com 

A Spirit of Support

 May 16, 2003

Jennifer Marcenaro
Northern Management Services
989-732-6374
jmarcenaro@northernmanagement.org 

C.A.R.E Training

 October 24, 2013