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August 2017

Aug

24

CPI REFRESHER COURSE

Thursday, August 24, 2017, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Conference Room 4D This class is only being offered to Westside Regional Center service providers who have a current and valid CPI certification card and need re-certification. Please note: If you have not taken CPI since January 2016, you will need to take the full 2-day course instead of the refresher, as the curriculum has changed. No refunds are available, so please ensure that you sign up for the correct class. You will be asked to provide your vendor number and current CPI certification number at the time of sign-up. Please bring your current CPI certification card to this class. Participants must take a written pre and post-test independently. Please RSVP by phone at 310-258-4013, by August 9. $20 Payment must be made no later than August 16 to Angela Edmond in Community Services. Make check out to Westside Regional Center and send to the following address:   Attn. Angela Edmond 5901 Green Valley Circle Suite 320 Culver City, CA, 90230
Aug

26

CLASE INTRODUCTORIA A LA SERIE DE ATENCION PLENA (MINDFULNESS)

Saturday, August 26, 2017, 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Danneker Boardroom; 3er piso Padres y Poveedores de Cuidado: ¿Alguna vez se sintió abrumado al cuidar a los demás o le resultó difícil encontrar el equilibrio entre sus propias necesidades y las necesidades de aquellos a quienes está ayudando? Mindfulness (Atención Plena) es el medio por el cual usted puede reducir el estrés, mejorar la atención, reducir la reactividad emocional, y promover una sensación general de bienestar en su vida. Ven a esta sesión de orientación GRATIS para aprender a manejar tu estrés utilizando ejercicios de atención plena. Usted tendrá la oportunidad de registrarse para una serie de clases de grupo ofrecidas de forma gratuita (en español e inglés) a partir de septiembre del 2017. PARA PARTICIPAR: Enlace para registrarse: https://wrcintroductoryclasstomindfulnessseries.eventbrite.com confirme su asistencia para este Taller llamando Al: (310) 258-4265 antes del 24 de agosto. Favor de contactar a su coordinator de servicio de niños del Westside regional center hacerca de horas adicionales de descanzo. Los Esperamos!  
Aug

26

INTRODUCTORY CLASS TO MINDFULNESS SERIES

Saturday, August 26, 2017, 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Danneker Boardroom, 3rd Floor Parents and Care Providers: Have you ever felt overwhelmed when taking care of others or found it difficult to find the balance between your own needs and the needs of those you are helping? Mindfulness is the means by which you can reduce stress, improve attention, reduce emotional reactivity, and promote a general sense of well-being in your life. Come to this FREE orientation session to learn how to manage your stress utilizing mindfulness exercises. You will have the opportunity to register for a series of group classes offered free of charge (in Spanish and English) starting in September 2017. TO PARTICIPATE: Please RSVP here: https://wrcintroductoryclasstomindfulnessseries.eventbrite.com or by calling (310) 258-4265 by August 24th. If you cannot attend that day but are interested in the fall classes, please let us know by calling (310) 258-4265. Please contact your child’s service coordinator at Westside Regional Center to arrange for childcare hours if needed to attend this class.
Aug

28

UNIVERSAL ENHANCEMENTS ©

Monday, August 28, 2017, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

  Conference Room 4A   Week 1: August 28, 2017 – September 1, 2017; Week 2: October 16, 2017 – October 20, 2017; Week 3: November 6, 2017 – November 10, 2017; Week 4: December 4, 2017 – December 8, 2017   The Universal Enhancement class is a requirement to be eligible to respond to a Request or Proposal or to become a vendor who provides Supported Living, Day Services or Residential Services. Dr. Tom Pomeranz’s The Principles and Practices of Universal Enhancement Course is offered one time per year at WRC’s office from 9am – 4pm. The  course requires a commitment to participate in a 100 hours, including 4 hours of On-site Coaching at a vendor site and 96 hours of classroom instruction.  Please go to Dr. Pomeranz’s website www.universallifestiles.com for more information. The website provides the course offering with a description of each topic in the course offered at WRC.If you would like to participate please RSVP with Lourdes Ruiz at lourdesr@westsiderc.org provide your full name, Email address, mailing address and contact number by August 9th.
Aug

29

BI-MONTHLY SERVICE PROVIDER TRAINING: EARTHQUAKE PREPAREDNESS

Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Danneker Boardroom, 3rd Floor Participants will have a basic understanding of earthquake safety and acquire tools to strengthen their emergency preparedness plan. Participants will have the information they need to participate in the Great California Shakeout. Presented by Joe Montez. Call (310) 258-4014 to RSVP.
Sep

12

CRISIS PREVENTION INTERVENTION COURSE

Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Conference Room 4D This class is available for Westside Regional Center service providers only. You will be asked to provide your agency’s WRC vendor number at the time of registration, please have it available. Non-violent crisis intervention is a safe, non-harmful behavior management system designed to help professionals provide for the best possible care and welfare of individuals, even during the most violent situations. This course will assist the professional to develop skills in early and appropriate intervention for potential crisis situations while keeping in mind the care, welfare, safety and security of all involved. Participants should wear comfortable clothes, must be physically able to participate, must take a written pre and post-test independently, and must attend all days in order to complete this class. No exceptions! Please RSVP by phone at 310-258-4013. Payment must be made no later than September 5th to Angela Edmond in Community Services. Please make sure you sign up for the right class. There are no refunds available. If you have not taken CPI since January 2016, you will need to take the full 2-day course instead of the refresher. Make check out to Westside Regional Center and send to the following address:   Attn. Angela Edmond 5901 Green Valley Circle Suite 320 Culver City, CA, 90230
Sep

13

CRISIS PREVENTION INTERVENTION COURSE

Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Conference Room 4D This class is available for Westside Regional Center service providers only. You will be asked to provide your agency’s WRC vendor number at the time of registration, please have it available. Non-violent crisis intervention is a safe, non-harmful behavior management system designed to help professionals provide for the best possible care and welfare of individuals, even during the most violent situations. This course will assist the professional to develop skills in early and appropriate intervention for potential crisis situations while keeping in mind the care, welfare, safety and security of all involved. Participants should wear comfortable clothes, must be physically able to participate, must take a written pre and post-test independently, and must attend all days in order to complete this class. No exceptions! Please RSVP by phone at 310-258-4013. Payment must be made no later than September 5th to Angela Edmond in Community Services. Please make sure you sign up for the right class. There are no refunds available. If you have not taken CPI since January 2016, you will need to take the full 2-day course instead of the refresher. Make check out to Westside Regional Center and send to the following address:   Attn. Angela Edmond 5901 Green Valley Circle Suite 320 Culver City, CA, 90230
Sep

14

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (SSA): WHAT BENEFITS ARE AVAILABLE AND HOW DOES WORKING AFFECT THE AMOUNT RECEIVED?

Thursday, September 14, 2017, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Danneker Boardroom, 3rd Floor Joy Tsuhako, Area Work Incentives Coordinator (AWIC) from the Social Security Administration (SSA) will present information on the disability benefits available at SSA: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Joy will also cover how work affects these cash benefits, as well as the medical benefits, Medicare and Medi-Cal. Please RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/social-security-administration-ssa-what-disability-benefits-are-available-and-how-does-working-tickets-36735485827. If you do not have internet access you may call the WRC RSVP Line at (310) 258-4013 to reserve your seat or request Spanish translation.
Sep

19

SERVICE PROVIDERS ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING

Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Danneker Boardroom, 3rd Floor The WRC Service Provider Advisory Committee (SPAC) is open to anyone who provides a vendored service to WRC clients. WRC encourages all vendors to attend. This is your opportunity to find out about what’s happening at the Regional Center, and give your input and ideas to the WRC Board of Directors. Rotating SPAC members host a continental breakfast each month. New members are WELCOME! Contact Joe Montez at (310) 258-4014.  
Sep

20

WRC SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT ROUNDTABLE (BI-MONTHLY MEETING)

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Danneker Boardroom, 3rd Floor This is a forum for Supported Employment Provider Agencies to receive support, education, feedback and information sharing. Meetings are held every other month on the third Wednesday of the month. No RSVP is required.