The Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities
Promoting Independence, Productivity, Self-Determination, Integration and Inclusion
MNDisability.gov

The METO Settlement

Self Advocates: What Kind of Training Should Staff Have?

Click the CC button to view captioning

Brian Jensen: We train staff on how to... deal with stressful situations, how to... empower themselves to become advocates themselves, rather than not always have to look for someone else to fill that role. They should know the... how to react if I go off, how to respond to crisis interventions, situations, if it happens, crisis intervention, have a protocol for that, you know, in place.

Roberta Blomster: They should be learning a lot more in the area of positive behaviors and knowing what these other options are instead of going to the... restraints all the time.

Brian Jensen: They need to know your background. They need to know... if you've been a threat at... if you've been a risk, if you've caused problems at other places.

©2014 The Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities
 370 Centennial Office Building  658 Cedar Street   St. Paul, Minnesota 55155 
Phone: 651.296.4018   Toll-free number: 877.348.0505   MN Relay Service: 800.627.3529 OR 711   Fax:651.297.7200 
Email: admin.dd@state.mn.us   View Privacy Policy   An Equal Opportunity Employer 

The GCDD is funded under the provisions of P.L. 106-402. The federal law also provides funding to the Minnesota Disability Law Center, the state Protection and Advocacy System, and to the Institute on Community Integration, the state University Center for Excellence. The Minnesota network of programs works to increase the IPSII of people with developmental disabilities and families into community life.