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Office of Recipient Rights Training Courses

To view the Basic and Continuing Education Requirements for Recipient Rights Staff select link under Related Content on right hand side of web page. 

 

Click this link for information on Basic Skills Training, Part I

Click this link for information on Basic Skills Training, Part II

Click this link for information on Building Blocks of Report Writing

Click this link for information on Developing Effective Training

Click this link for information on Recipient Rights Advisory and Appeals Committee Training

Click this link for information on Recipient Rights Online Training Programs

Click this link for information on Approved Group Home Training

 


All staff of the Department, a community mental health services program, or a licensed private hospital, employed for the purpose of providing recipient rights services shall attend and successfully complete the Basic Skills curriculum as determined by the State Office of Recipient Rights, within the first 90 days of employment.

The Community Mental Health Service Program (CMHSP) shall assure that within six (6) months of the effective date of employment, Executive Directors hired by a CMHSP shall be required to attend a Recipient Rights training focused on the role of the Executive Director relative to the Recipient Rights protection and investigation system.

The Community Mental Health Services Program shall also assure that all contractual agreements with service providers who: (1) are required by the Mental Health Code to implement their right system or, (2) through contractual agreement are required to implement their own rights system, include language which requires staff appointed as Rights Officers/Advisors (and those identified as their alternates) to attend and successfully complete the Basic Skills Training Program offered by the Department's Office of Recipient Rights.

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION   

2022 Recipient Rights Training Registration Form   Word format

Session Registration Information    

Click here to register by email. Please give us your name, agency name, phone number, fax number, and identify the session and date you are registering for.  When registering by email include date of hire. Fax the registration form to 248-348-9963. Or, you may register by telephone 248-348-9961

  • Dress for all sessions is casual. 
  • Unless noted otherwise, sessions are conducted from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM. Session times for Building Blocks of Report Writing are 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM.
  • Morning and afternoon refreshments are provided, but lunch is on your own. 

 

To hear information on the status of a program, including last minute changes and weather-related cancelations, or for further questions, call 1-888-505-7007 


CMHSP EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS TRAINING
Virtual training until further notice.  To be scheduled as necessary.

 

 

Image of colored puzzle piecesBASIC SKILLS TRAINING, Part I   

Please note, Recipient Rights Basic Skills Training is not Substance Abuse Rights Training.  Those interested in Substance Abuse Rights Training, please call the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Recovery Oriented Systems (CARE)  at 517-335-2300.

Newly hired rights staff must attend both parts of Basic Skills Training within 90 days of hire.  Rights staff that take a new rights position, or return to a previously vacated position, and have not attended Basic Skills Training for 3 years, must retake Basic Skills Training.

COURSE DESCRIPTION
The first part of the mandatory training, this course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge of the laws required to carry out the mandates of the Mental Health Code and the activities necessary to operate an ORR office in compliance with applicable laws, rules and standards. 3.0 Recipient Rights CEU credits are available for returning rights staff.

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to Rights
  • The Structure of the Michigan Rights System
  • Rights Under the Michigan Mental Health Code
  • Content Required for Rights Training

You must be present all 3 days.  

Dates and Locations      

2022 BASIC SKILLS, Part I

January 18, 19, & 20
9:00  a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to  4:30 p.m.
Held as Virtual Training

April  19, 20, & 21
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
TBD

July 19, 20, & 21
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
TBD

October 11, 12, & 13
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
TBD

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Image of colored puzzle piecesBASIC SKILLS TRAINING, Part II   

COURSE DESCRIPTION
The second part of the mandatory training, this course is designed to provide participants with the skills related to investigation, report writing and processing that are needed to carry out the requirements of the Michigan Mental Health Code. 6.0 Recipient Rights CEU credits are available for returning rights staff.

Topics covered: 

  • The Complaint Investigation Process
  • Elements of Investigation
  • Effective Interviewing Techniques
  • Collection and Analysis of Information
  • Writing  Reports of Investigative Findings
  • Appeals Process

You must be present all three days.  

2022 Basic Skills Training, Part II

February 8, 9, & 10
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Virtual Training

May 10, 11, & 12
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Shoreline Inn & Conference Center
Muskegon, MI

August 9, 10, & 11
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
TBD

November 1, 2, & 3
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
TBD

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Image of Colored Blox Arranged In a Triangle ShapeBUILDING BLOCKS OF REPORT WRITING   

COURSE DESCRIPTION
A review of the basic concepts of investigative report writing.  Content covers the areas of recognizing appropriate citations, development of issue questions, and an effective conclusion.   Enrollment is limited to those who have successfully completed Basic Skills Training.  4.5 Recipient Rights CEU credits are available for this training session.  Attendees must bring a copy of the Mental Health Code and Administrative Rules book given to them at Basic Skills Training.

2022 Dates and Locations 

January 19, 2022
9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. CANCELLED
Virtual Training

April 11,2022
9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Shoreline Inn & Conference Center
Muskegon, MI

July 20, 2022
9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
TBD

October 12, 2000
9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
TBD

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Developing Effective Rights Training (DERT)   

COURSE DESCRIPTION
Developing Effective Training is a program for everyone who is involved in training staff on Recipient Rights.  This interactive training provides foundational, experiential and practical information to trainers in every setting; MDHHS, CMH, LPH/U and Agencies responsible for rights training.  6.0   Recipient Rights CEU credits are available.

Topics covered:

- Principles of training for adult learners
- Using introductory and closing activities effectively
-
 Pre-existing content; avoiding reinventing the wheel
- Audience based rights training
- Practicum

2022 Dates

DEVELOPING EFFECTIVE TRAINING WILL RETURN WHEN IN-PERSON TRAINING RESUMES

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REGIONAL RECIPIENT RIGHTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE TRAINING
REGIONAL RECIPIENT RIGHTS APPEALS COMMITTEE TRAINING    

Training is required for the members of your Rights and Appeals Committees.  MDHHS-ORR staff can help provide this training for you on an as needed basis.  You must be willing to host committee members from other agencies in your area.  Contact the Training Division at 248-348-9961 for details.

2022 Dates and Locations

 

DATE: MARCH 2, 2022

Hosted by: Allegan County CMH (Virtual)

Advisory Committee Training  10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Appeals Committee Training   12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
 

To register: Email MDHHS-ORR-Training@michigan.gov

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Office of Recipient Rights On-line Training Programs:

Click the links below to access online Recipient Rights Training
Use this link to download Instructions for Accessing Recipient Rights Training
Use this link to access Recipient Rights Training

Click the link below for CMHSP Executive Directors Training
Recipient Rights Training for CMHSP Executive Directors
 
This is a refresher course only and does not replace the requirement for new Directors to attend rights training. Scheduled as necessary. Please contact our office at 248-348-9961.

Click the link below to view the Recipient Rights Advisory Committee Training Video
https://mediasite.mihealth.org/Mediasite/Play/423ab60139a94e97a958ab912befd4921d

Appeals Rights for Rights Officers http://mediasite.mihealth.org/Mediasite/Play/2803d752f0e04ad08ca9b7ecb36303da1d

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Approved Group Home Training Information

 For the MDHHS Group Home curriculum (all modules)
http://www.michigan.gov/lara/bureau-list/bchs/adult/training/direct-care-staff-training-for-certified-facilities 

 For alternative, approved Group Home training modules
http://www.michigan.gov/lara/bureau-list/bchs/adult/training/training-submission-outline-for-direct-care-staff-certified-facilities




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