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April 2017

Apr

25

BI-MONTHLY RESIDENTIAL MEETING: BEST PRACTICES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH PICA (For Service Providers)

Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join other Residential Service Providers for this WRC’s bi-monthly meeting & training. Pica is the unusual sounding name for what is a common safety concern within our system—the ingestion of non-food substances (latex gloves, cigarette butts, cleaning liquids, coins, etc.). Ingestion of non-food items can cause airway obstruction, dental injury, poisoning, and other severe internal injuries. It has also been known in some instances to lead to invasive surgery and/or death. This training will focus on effective assessment, intervention and monitoring plan to reduce this dangerous behavior. Please call (310)258-4013 to RSVP, at least one week prior to the event.
Apr

29

Moving On Up Conference

Saturday, April 29, 2017, 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Is your child turning three? Here’s an Event You Don’t Want to Miss Find out How your Child’s Services will Change Topics:
  • WRC Early Start 101
  • Transition to Preschool
  • Special Education 101
  • Discussion & Workgroups
Schedule Registration: Starts at 9AM Conference: Starts at 10AM Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided, courtesy of WRC by Mychal's Howl at the Moon Cafe Spanish Speaking Families: Spanish translation and interpretation will be provided, please request during registration. Traducción e interpretación disponible (Inglés/Español). Favor de solicitar estos servicios al registratse. RSVP Event is free. Space is limited. Please call (310) 258-4063 to reserve, and note your lunch preference. Deposit: We do require a refundable deposit of $20 to reserve your place. Deposit will be refunded at the event. Deposit is due no later than: Monday April 14th, 2017- 5PM Please mail check/money order to: Westside Regional Center Attn: FRC- Early Start Conference 5901 Green Valley Circle, Suite 320, Culver City CA 90230  Event Hosted By: WRC Early Start Unit, Education Support Team, Community Services and Family Resource Center  
Apr

29

Continuando Para Arriba - Conferencia

Saturday, April 29, 2017, 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

¿Su hijo cumple tres años? Aquí hay un evento que no quiere perderse Averigüe cómo cambiarán los servicios de su hijo/a Temas
  • Inicio temprano del WRC 101
  • Transición a la Preescolar
  • Educación Especial 101
  • Discusión y Grupos de Trabajo
RSVP El evento es gratuito. Espacio es limitado. Por favor llame al (310) 258-4063 para reservar, y tenga en cuenta su preferencia para el almuerzo. Depósito: Requerimos un depósito reembolsable de $ 20 para reservar su lugar. El depósito será reembolsado en el evento. El depósito se debe a más tardar: Viernes, 14 de abril de 2017, 5PM Por favor mande el cheque/giro postal por correo a: Westside Regional Center A la atención de: FRC- Early Start Conference 5901 Green Valley Circle, Suite 320, Culver City CA 90230 Programa Registración: Comienza a las 9AM Conferencia: Comienza a las 10AM Bocadillos por la mañana y almuerzo serán proporcionados, cortesía de WRC Por Mychal's Howl at the Moon Café. Familias de Habla Hispana: Traducción e interpretación disponible (Inglés/Español). Favor de solicitar estos servicios al registratse.   Evento Organizado por: WRC Early Start Unit, Equipo de Apoyo a la Educación, Servicios Comunitarios, y Centro de Recursos Familiares    
May

05

Documentation Training for Service Providers

Friday, May 5, 2017, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Please join other service providers in learning and reviewing the best methods for documenting. Documentation is essential for helping staff members and organizations defend against possible litigation. It should be used as a powerful teaching and learning tool. Come and learn how to document in a systematic and thorough manner. Additional topics will include recognizing the importance of a detailed documentation plan, understanding what should be reported and why, and how to produce clear and organized incident reports. Presenter: Bernadette Daroca. Please RSVP no later than January 24, 2017.  
May

09

Self-Determination Local Advisory Committee Meeting

Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 6:30 am – 7:30 pm

This is a public meeting is held in the Danneker Boardroom at Westside Regional Center. The committee shall consist of the regional center client’s rights advocate, consumers, family members, and other advocates and community leaders. A majority of the committee shall be consumers and their family members. The committee shall reflect the multicultural diversity and geographic profile of the catchment area.  The committee shall review the development and ongoing progress of the Self-Determination Program, including whether the program advances the principles of self-determination and is operating consistent with the requirements of this section, and may make ongoing recommendations for improvement to the regional center and the department.  For more information about Self-Determination click here or please call Bill Feeman (310)258-4132.
May

12

Westside Jam 2017

Friday, May 12, 2017, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for an evening of self-advocacy and fun, for individuals served by the Westside Regional Center. Event is hosted by the WRC Client Advisory Council (CAC). For more information contact Pam Arturi at (310)258-4276 or via email to: pamelaa@westsiderc.org
May

16

Crisis Prevention Intervention Course (CPI)

Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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 a ll days in order to complete this class. No exceptions!
May

17

Crisis Prevention Intervention Course (CPI)

Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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 a ll days in order to complete this class. No exceptions!
May

18

Crisis Prevention Intervention Refresher Class

Thursday, May 18, 2017, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

This class is offered to all service providers who have a current and valid CPI certification card. The CPI refresher course is for those individuals that have already taken the class and need re-certification. Please bring your current CPI certification card to this class. Participants must take a written pre and post- test independently.  
May

23

IMPULSE CONTROL ID ADHD (For Service Providers)

Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 9:00 am – 11:00 am

This training will focus on exploring impulse control challenges as presenting in individuals diagnosed with intellectual disabilities. Discussion will include differentiation of distinct impulse control symptomatology versus nonspecific forms of impulsive aggression, affect dysregulation and explosive behaviors. The presentation will explore intervention and treatment strategies with emphasis on building cognitive awareness as a pre-requisite to action. Presenter will be Dr. Mayra Mendez. Please call (310)258-4013 to reserve.
May

25

DOWN SYNDROME AND ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE (For Service Providers)

Thursday, May 25, 2017, 2:00 am – 4:00 pm

This training will provide attendees the ability to develop the most appropriate social supports for a person with Down Syndrome, exhibiting symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. The prevalence of dementia increases with age in persons with Down Syndrome. It is estimated that clinical and behavioral symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease are present in approximately 50-60% of individuals with Down Syndrome by the time they reach 60 years of age. About the presenter: Susan Howland Susan Chapman Howland, MSG, has over twenty years of experience with community organizing around health care issues that focus on older adults. Currently, as the Director of Education at the Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles, Susan is responsible for all educational programs and diversity efforts that include tailoring services to the cultural norms of ethnic communities. In this capacity, she oversees a number of nationally recognized programs serving dementia affected older adults and their caregivers throughout Los Angeles County. Her work in the Asian and Pacific Islander communities has been recognized through national awards from the National Caregiving Alliance/MetLife and 3 the Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving Legacy Award. Most recently, Susan received the 2014 Rosalynn Carter Leadership in Caregiving Award for her work with bringing the Savvy Caregiver Program to the State of California. Please RSVP prior to the event by contacting Stephen Browning at: stephenb@westsiderc.org or 310- 258-4050.