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									       Center for
  Continuous Learning
   Supporting the Mission of MC-HHS through Life Long Learning



                        Course
                           Catalog


Fall 2012
     September - December

         Sponsored by the Office of Human Resources in Partnership with the
         Department of Health and Human Services

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Dear Colleagues:

Through the partnership of the County’s Office of Human Resources (OHR) and the Department of Health
and Human Services (HHS), the Center for Continuous Learning (CCL) provides quality learning
opportunities for our employees and community partners.

The objective of the CCL Training Liaison Committee is to increase our community partnerships to ensure
the continued success of the CCL Program, and to reinforce HHS as a learning organization. The
Committee meets monthly, and provides valuable input regarding the classes offered. As in the past,
completion of CCL classes will earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

You are reminded that your career development is your personal responsibility. In our constantly changing
work environment, it is advantageous for employees to develop a variety of skills and experiences. This
will enhance your value to the organization, improve your career potential, and provide additional job
security.

Please contact Michaela Johnson (240-777-5063) for guidance and additional information on available CCL
learning opportunities. Detailed information to register for a class or to obtain personal training information
is provided at the end of this catalog.

Sincerely,




       Uma Ahluwalia, Director                               Joseph Adler, Director
       Department of Health and Human Services               Office of Human Resources




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                               TABLE OF CONTENTS
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TABLE OF CONTENTS ...................................................................... 3
ABOUT THE PROGRAM ..................................................................... 4
  Curriculum Development .................................................................................5
  Training Committee .......................................................................................6
  Enrollment & Attendance Policies......................................................................6
  Contact Information ..................................................................................... 10
GUIDE TO PERFORMANCE PLANNING ................................................. 11
  Mandatory Classes ........................................................................................ 12
  “Planning for the Future” MCG Employee Training Program .................................. 13
  Management and Supervisory Development Program ........................................... 14
  Aspiring Supervisor Certificate Program ............................................................ 15
CLASS INFORMATION ..................................................................... 19
  Index of Classes with Competencies ................................................................. 20
  Contributing Instructors and CCL Committee Members ......................................... 22
  Calendar .................................................................................................... 24
  Class Descriptions ........................................................................................ 28
TRAINING RECORD REQUEST FORM (Contractors and Community Partners)....................... 57




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                           ABOUT THE PROGRAM
                           Center for Continuous Learning
                           Supporting the mission of MC-DHHS through life long learning




Background
The Center for Continuous Learning was designed to meet the educational and professional needs of the
staff of the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services. The CCL was established in
1998. Its goal is to provide the learning opportunities necessary for personal, professional and
organizational development. Modeled after the “Corporate University” concept, the CCL offers a wide
variety of training topics designed to promote staff development.

CCL Mission
To ensure that those employees in the Department have the tools and knowledge needed to maximize
their contribution to the safety, health and self-sufficiency of our community.

Continuing Education Units
The Montgomery County Office of Human Resources (MCOHR) is approved and authorized by the
Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to provide Continuing Education Credits and maintains
responsibility for this program. MCOHR is in voluntary compliance with the continuing education
standards set by the National Association of Social Workers. MCOHR is recognized by the National Board
of Certified Counselors (NBCC) to offer continuing education for National Certified Counselors, provider
#6080, and adheres to NBCC Continuing Education Guidelines.

CCL Coordinator
The CCL Program is coordinated through the Training and Organizational Development Team within the
Office of Human Resources. The program coordinator is Michaela Johnson. If you have questions, or
would like to speak with someone about the program, please contact her at 240-777-5063.




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                  CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

Course Catalog
The development and scheduling of courses for the CCL catalog must be coordinated with the
CCL Training Liaison Committee chaired by Michaela Johnson, Program Coordinator, at 240-777-
5063. All classes/programs approved by the Committee will have CCL support for:
      Flyer Development
      Reproduction of Class Materials
      Approval and Coordination of CEU credit
      Staff Coordination


Training Suggestions and Requests
The CCL Program welcomes and encourages ideas from our customers. Our goal is to provide
HHS professionals with the tools and knowledge needed to maximize their contribution to the
safety, health, and self-sufficiency of our community. If you are interested in a particular
topic, anticipate a training need based on developments in your profession, or would like to
hear a particular speaker, you may contact the CCL Training Liaison Committee member in your
Service Area, or send an email to:
Michaela.Johnson@montgomerycountymd.gov



Consultation and Support for Customized Training
The Office of Human Resources understands that there may be times when a Service Area has
training needs that are not offered in the CCL training catalog. The Training and Organizational
Development Team is available to work with you and your staff to design or customize specific
training to meet your needs. We can assist by identifying speakers and facilities; and providing
student registration and continuing education units. If you have a training need, please call
Michaela Johnson on 240-777-5063.




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                           TRAINING COMMITTEE

Role of the Committee
The Committee is a cross-functional and multi-disciplinary team of human service professionals focusing
on the professional development needs of the staff of the Department of Health and Human Services.

The Committee is responsible for ensuring that a curriculum of courses is provided which addresses the
breadth of services and professional expertise within the Organization, provides professional growth
opportunities and succession planning, and results in providing a level of service excellence aligned with
the CE Mission statement.

         Aging             Behavioral Health &     Children, Youth       Public Health       Special Needs
       & Disability               Crisis              & Family                                 Housing
    Rosemary DiPietro        Sybil Greenhut              Open                Open                Open
                             Ellen Wachter

                        Additional Members
         RETIREE                DHHS HR                 MCPS
      BETSY BINCKES            MARC LEVANT         RENEE GALLOWAY


Member Responsibilities
      Represent one’s service unit to ensure that the CCL is meeting the training needs of that area
      Consult with the Division Chief and managers regularly to discuss the direction of the CCL, and take
       away suggestions for training which are aligned with the Service Area’s mission.
      Present topics and ideas to the committee for consideration.
      Suggest possible qualified individuals or organizations that may provide instructors.
      Contact and invite instructors to present courses, working with them to determine learning
       objectives and content.
      Evaluate the success of the program.

Time Commitment
1. Monthly committee meeting. Meetings are 1-1/2 hours long, and attendance is expected by the
   Committee Member or a qualified designee. Time for preparation and attendance at these meetings
   totals about 24-30 hours per year.

2. Course planning: Varies depending upon a number of variables…approximately 8 – 10 hours per year,
   includes contacting an instructor and discussion of class objectives, preparing information for the
   catalog, and attending and reviewing evaluations of the course.

Length of Service
Two years, usually starting at the beginning of the fiscal year.

Recognition
We recommend that serving on the CCL Committee should be part of the individual’s Performance Plan
and be included in their Performance Appraisal.
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                ENROLLMENT & ATTENDANCE
Who Should Attend

            Check the course description to find the “Target Audience”.
  All courses are designed for County employees. Most courses are open to HHS Contractors and
  Community Partners—community-based, non-profit organizations that provide services to
  Montgomery County residents.

How to Register

            Mark all class dates on your calendar!


              Montgomery County Employees                       HHS Contractors, Community
      Use the web Training Registration and                        Partners and Interns
      Management System, go to the link:                 Call the Automated Training Registration
      https://int01.mcgov.org/ent/s1/ohr/ and            Line (240) 777-5122. If you have NOT
      login using your county username and               registered for CCL training in the past, please
      password. To access the registrations system,      complete the Training Account Request form
      you must be on a computer in the County            at the back of the catalog.
      network.

Supervisory Approval

            Supervisory approval is required to participate in all County-sponsored training.
  Prior to registering, discuss with your supervisor your professional development goals and your
  request to attend the training. Approval to participate in training may be withheld by a supervisor in
  consideration of your job performance or your availability based on work coverage needs. A copy of
  your Enrollment Confirmation will be sent automatically to your immediate supervisor.

Enrollment Deadline Date – Why it is important!

            Enroll before the Deadline Date!
  If enrollment does not meet the minimum requirements, the course will be canceled and notifications
  will be sent via e-mail or fax.




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                  ENROLLMENT & ATTENDANCE
Notifications and Confirmations

              Look for these automated emails and faxes!
   Immediately after registration: You will receive either an automated email or fax Acknowledgement
    of Registration or Notification of Wait List Status.
   If you are waitlisted: As individuals withdraw from the class, your name will move up the list. If your
    name moves to the “registered” list, you will be automatically notified by email or fax.
   Seven days prior to the class start date:
    If registered in the class – you will receive a confirmation packet which will include the following:
    Welcome Letter, Class Description and Objectives, Directions/Map and Parking Instructions.



CEU’s and Attendance
              OHR is proud to offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) approved by the Maryland Board of
              Social Work Examiners and the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) for most of the
              CCL courses. As an approved sponsor, we are responsible to maintain compliance with
              attendance expectations of each board.
   Participants are expected to be on time and to attend the entire course. If a course has multiple
    sessions, you must attend all sessions.
   You will not receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) if you fail to attend the entire course, which
    will result in an Incomplete for the course.
   A grace period of 15 minutes will be given for latecomers. However, anyone arriving more than 15
    minutes late or leaving before the end of the class will not receive CEUs.
If you miss any portion of a course, you must notify your supervisor, and the Training and Organizational
Development Team staff.




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                  ENROLLMENT & ATTENDANCE
Withdrawal Notification

              Notify us if you are unable to attend a course prior to the start date!
   “No Shows” are costly and prevent employees on the waiting list from attending.
   To withdraw

      Up to 24 hours prior class:
          Log-in to the Training Registration and Management System or call the Automated Training
          Line on 240-777-5122.

      On the day of the course:
          Call 240-777-5063 as our automated registration systems will not allow withdrawal on the day
          of the program.
           Enrollees who do not follow the withdrawal notification procedure may jeopardize their
           enrollment in future classes and the enrollee’s organization may be charged the cost of the
           course.


Inclement Weather
                Classes will be cancelled when the Montgomery County Schools are closed due to
               inclement weather. Classes are usually conducted and start on time when MCPS schools
               have a delayed opening.

Call 240-777-5063 after 7:00 a.m. to see if classes have been cancelled. If classes are canceled, a message
will be left on the CCL Program Coordinator’s voicemail.


Special Accommodations
The Training and Organizational Development Team will make every effort to provide accommodations for
those with disabilities.

 Request an accommodation, by calling the Training and Organizational Development Team on 240-
777-5116 at least 10 days prior to the course start date.


Our Guarantee to You
If you are not completely satisfied with any course, please contact us. We will make every effort to
address your needs.



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                CONTACT INFORMATION
              Phone Numbers

Automated Training Registration Line              240-777-5122
    Register for a class
    Confirm registration in a class
    Withdraw from a class
    Request your Class Schedule or Transcript
Questions about Registration                      240-777-5116
Inclement Weather Updates                         240-777-5063
Reasonable Accommodations                         240-777-5063
Register or Withdraw within 24 hours of a class   240-777-5063
CCL Program Coordinator (Michaela Johnson)        240-777-5063




           On the Web        www.montgomerycountymd.gov

Click Departments-> Human Resources -> Training, and look for these links:

Training Registration and Management System (Montgomery County Employees)
     View class descriptions
     Register for a class
     Withdraw from a class
     View and print your Class Schedule or Transcript

HHS – Center for Continuous Learning
    CCL Catalog
    Other Professional Development Training for Human Service Professionals
    Contractor & Community Partner Request to Attend CCL Classes

Training Classes and Schedules (Montgomery County Employees)
     Communication Skills Program
     Customer Service Provider Program
     Diversity Studies Program
     Mandatory Training
     Professional Development
     Supervisory and Team Leadership Training
     Computer Based Training (Montgomery County Employees)

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             GUIDE TO
PERFORMANCE PLANNING
    FOR DHHS STAFF

   Mandatory Classes
   Montgomery County Employee Training
   Management & Supervisor Development Program
   Aspiring Supervisors Certificate Program
   HHS Core Competencies



The information in this section applies to
       DHHS Employees Only



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                                 MANDATORY CLASSES
            HHS Employees are required to attend certain classes depending upon their job responsibilities in
            order to provide inclusive customer service, as well as to ensure the safety of our customers and our
            staff.
            Transporting Children in Montgomery County Vehicles
               Required for: Employees who transport children in MCG Vehicles.
               Offered: Twice a year.
            HHS Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Implementation Plan
              Required for: New HHS employees within the first year, and every five years thereafter.
              Offered: Spring and Fall.
            Blood-Borne Pathogens
               Required annually for employees who work in situations that put them at risk of contact with blood-
               borne pathogens.
                   New Employees: Offered four times a year; may be taken as a refresher
                   Refresher Training: Available on the web: Go to Computer Based Training (CBT)
HHS Staff




            Legal Requirements: What You Must Know When Working with Clients
              Required once a year for employees who work in Child Welfare and Adult Protective Services?
              Offered: Once a year.

            Computer Based Training
            Accessing Computer Based Training (CBT)
            Logon - Go to http://cbt.mcgov.org/training and enter your County username and password.

            The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
             HIPAA - Basic Privacy (Mandatory for HHS employees) - Defines the HIPAA Privacy rule and
                outlines how to protect client information.
             HIPAA – Internal Business - County departments that provide, pay or support health care services
                must comply with HIPAA regulations. The training provides a basic understanding of HIPAA and
                how it impacts your work.
             HIPAA – Client Rights – Outlines the rights of clients receiving services in relation to HIPAA law.

            Performance Quality Initiative (PQI) – (For HHS Employees)
                 Training is required by DHHS as part of an accreditation initiative led by the Maryland Department
                 of Human Resources (DHR) and the Council on Accreditation (COA). The training covers an overview
                 of the definition, philosophy and history of PQI, guiding principles, PQI tools, and suggestions of
                 how an employee can become involved in the process.




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                    EMPLOYEE TRAINING PROGRAM
                     “PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE”

            Montgomery County Government Employee Training Program
            Additional Professional Development opportunities for all interested employees are available
            through our “Planning for the Future” catalog. This course catalog lists over 85 courses and
            can be found by visiting the following OHR Resource Library link Training Classes and Schedules
            or by logging onto the Training and Registration Management site.


            Courses may be taken individually, or as part of a Certificate Program. Employees who
            complete the requirements of a particular program will receive a certificate upon completion.
            Below is a list of programs.
HHS Staff




               ASPIRING SUPERVISOR PROGRAM
               COMMUNICATIONS SKILLS PROGRAM
               CUSTOMER SERVICE PROVIDER PROGRAM
               DIVERSITY STUDIES PROGRAM
               LABOR/EMPLOYEE RELATIONS PROGRAM
               MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT CURRICULUM
               PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
               PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
               PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
               SAFETY INSTITUTE
               TOASTMASTERS




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                   MANAGEMENT & SUPERVISORY
                    DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

            Courses in the Management Development Program are designed for employees who are
            managers or supervisors and. Check out the Management Development Program in the OHR
            Library, or log-in to the Training Registration and Management System.

            Certificate Requirements
            A certificate will be awarded to employees who meet the following requirements:
              – Complete a total of at least 6 courses, including the required courses.
              – Finish all coursework within a three-year period.
              – Attend and participate in all sessions of each course.
              – Complete all course assignments and evaluations.
              – Upon completion of all requirements, notify the Office of Human Resources at
              humanres.trainivr@montgomerycountymd.gov
HHS Staff




            Required
              – Don’t Let it Happen to You – Workplace Violence
              – EEO/Diversity Management
              – Fundamentals of Supervision
              – Introduction to Managing in a Union Environment
              – Planning for Excellence: Performance Management Basics
              – Understanding the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Avoiding Headaches

            Electives
              – Accountability and Ethical Conduct
              – Americans with Disabilities Act – Employment Law
              – Americans with Disabilities Act – Local Government Services
              – Developing Leadership Skills: Getting the Most out of your Employees
              – Interviewing and Selecting Employees
              – Leading During Transition: Building Employee Morale
              – Managing Conflict in a Union Environment
              – Project Management
              – Substance Abuse in the Workplace




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                              ASPIRING SUPERVISOR
                              CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
            This certificate program is targeted for Montgomery County Government employees who are
            interested in learning what it takes to be an effective supervisor and leader in the workplace.
            Check out the Aspiring Supervisor Certificate Program in the OHR Library, or log-in to the
            Training Registration and Management System.



            Certificate Requirements
            A certificate will be awarded to employees who meet the following requirements:
              – Complete at least 5 courses, including the required courses.
              – Finish all coursework within a five-year period.
              – Attend and participate in all sessions of each course.
              – Complete all course assignments and evaluations.
HHS Staff




              – Upon completion of all requirements, notify the Office of Human Resources at
              humanres.trainivr@montgomerycountymd.gov

            Required
              – Accountability and Ethical Conduct
              – Transitioning from Staff to Supervisor
              – EEO/Diversity Management

            Electives
              – Americans with Disabilities Act – Employment Law
              – Americans with Disabilities Act – Local Government Services
              – Developing Leadership Skills: Getting the Most out of your Employees
              – Interviewing and Selecting Employees (only for those who serve on interview panels in
                   their current role)
              – Leading During Transition: Building Employee Morale
              – Managing Conflict: Positive Communication
              – Managing your Time, Maximizing your Potential
              – Project Management
              – Today’s Diverse Workforce




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                            HHS CORE COMPETENCIES

            The majority of HHS Position Descriptions* were surveyed to determine the most important
            competencies to focus on throughout the CCL curriculum planning process. Several areas of
            knowledge, skills and/or abilities were identified within almost all descriptions; We have called
            these the “HHS Core Competencies”. Below is a list and description of each. Following these
            descriptions, a Competency Matrix is provided to enable you to select courses to enhance
            expertise in these specific HHS Core Competencies.

            Accessing Resources
            Knowledge of health and social resources within HHS and the community; familiarity with
            State and Federal resources; matching clients with appropriate resources; building rapport
            with agency partners; ensuring continuity of customer service when connecting clients to
            resources, and evaluating the results on the behavior of the clients.

            Building Client-Worker Relationships
HHS Staff




            Setting appropriate boundaries. Building rapport and trust in emotionally-charged situations;
            sensitively eliciting information; applies active listening to determine client’s situation and
            needs; able to explain ideas and positions non-defensively; able to gain the cooperation of
            individuals and families; and able to engage clients to problem solve.

            Cultural Competency
            Understanding how culture effects human behavior; self-awareness of one’s own cultural
            bias; processes a working knowledge of the culture of one’s clients; provides services sensitive
            to clients’ culturally formed beliefs, values and norms; ability to differentiate culturally-based
            behavior from symptoms of behavioral health problems.

            Expertise in Federal, State and Local Programs
            Knowledge of Federal, State and local laws affecting specific programs; program eligibility
            criteria; understands the State and County legislative process, and how it effects HHS
            programs.

            Human Growth and Development
            Understanding the principles of human growth and development, and the emotional, social,
            economic and physical needs of individuals and families; able to identify signs of unmet needs
            and symptoms of or abnormal development.




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            HHS CORE COMPETENCIES - CONTINUED

            Integrating Services
            Understanding the roles of interdisciplinary team members; recognizing how services connect
            across the Department. Able to work collaboratively with other members of the team to
            improve client functioning.

            Interviewing, Assessment, and Documentation
            Effectively uses interviewing skills to obtain necessary client information; accurately
            documenting both subjective and objective data; making appropriate determination of
            situations; developing plans of action with clients.

            Professional Self-Care
HHS Staff




            Practices stress management skills; understanding of the anger cycle and applies appropriate
            interventions; applying principles of personal safety in office, community and home
            environments.

            Social Foundations
            Understanding the effects of social issues on our clients; knowledge of the dynamics within
            family, group and community systems.



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            *HHS Position Descriptions
            To review any Montgomery County Position Description click this link:: Classification and
            Compensation or go to the MCG website > Select Department > Human Resources >
            Classification and Compensation - Classification Plan.




            For a list of fall 2012 classes and competencies attached to them,
                                        see the Index.


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          FALL 2012
     CLASS INFORMATION

   Index of Classes with Competencies
   Instructors and Partners
   Calendar
   Class Descriptions
   Contractor and Community Partner Registration




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                           INDEX OF FALL CLASSES




                                                                                                                         EXPERTISE IN FEDERAL, STATE
             
                                   COMPETENCIES




                                                                                                   CULTURAL COMPETENCY


                                                                                                                         AND LOCAL PROGRAMS
                                                  ACCESSING RESOURCES




                                                                                                                                                                          INTEGRATING SERVICES
                                                                                                                                                       HUMAN GROWTH AND




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SOCIAL FOUNDATIONS
                                     EMPLOYEE




                                                                                                                                                                                                 INTERVIEW, ASSESS,
          Click a Title
                                                                        CLIENT-WORKER
                                                                        RELATIONSHIPS




                                                                                                                                                       DEVELOPMENT
               




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 PROFESSIONAL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      DOCUMENT


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 SELF-CARE
    and See What Happens
                                                                        BUILDING



                                                                                        CLINICAL

     TRAINING PROGRAM              PAGE

ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION IN
CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS             28            X                       X             X                                                                  X                                                X
ASSESSING AND DOCUMENTING
MALTREATMENT IN VULNERABLE           29                                                  X                                  X                                                                                X
ADULTS
BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS FOR
NEW EMPLOYEES                        30                                                                                     X                                                                                                    X
CCAR RECOVERY COACH
ACADEMY                              31            X                       X             X         X                                                                         X                                                   X
COUNTERING COMPASSION
FATIGUE                              32                                    X                                                                                X                                                X                   X
CRITICAL INCIDENT STRESS
DEBRIEFING (CISD)                    33            X                       X             X         X
EATING DISORDERS: WHAT EVERY
CLINICIAN NEEDS TO KNOW              34            X                                     X                                                                  X                                                X
EFFECTIVE TEAMING: BUILDING AN
INTEGRATED APPROACH FOR              35            X                       X                                                                                                 X
CLIENTS WITH MULTIPLE NEEDS
ETHICS OF PROFESSIONAL
RESPONSIBILITY AND CLIENT            36                                    X                                                X                                                                                X
AUTONOMY
ENCOUNTERING THE VIOLENT OR
SUICIDAL CLIENT: IDENTIFICATION,     37                                    X                                                                                                                                 X                   X
ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT
HHS LIMITED ENGLISH
PROFICIENCY IMPLEMENTATION           38            X                       X                       X
PLAN
IDENTIFYING THE SIGNS OF DRUG
IMPAIRMENT: EXPANDED                 39            X                                     X                                                                                                                   X                                     X
IMMIGRANT FAMILIES
ASSIMILATING TO LIFE IN THE          40            X                       X                       X                                                        X                                                X                                     X
UNITED STATES
INFLUENZA VACCINE: I DIDN'T GET
IT BECAUSE (BY INVITATION            41            X                                                                                                                                                                                               X
ONLY)
INTRODUCTION TO SUBSTANCE
ABUSE PART II: DEFENSE
MECHANISMS, 12-STEPS AND             42            X                                     X                                                                                   X                               X
MODELS OF TREATMENT



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                                                                                                                     EXPERTISE IN FEDERAL, STATE
            
                               COMPETENCIES




                                                                                               CULTURAL COMPETENCY


                                                                                                                     AND LOCAL PROGRAMS
                                              ACCESSING RESOURCES




                                                                                                                                                                      INTEGRATING SERVICES
                                                                                                                                                   HUMAN GROWTH AND




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SOCIAL FOUNDATIONS
                                 EMPLOYEE




                                                                                                                                                                                             INTERVIEW, ASSESS,
         Click a Title




                                                                    CLIENT-WORKER
                                                                    RELATIONSHIPS




                                                                                                                                                   DEVELOPMENT
              




                                                                                                                                                                                                                             PROFESSIONAL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  DOCUMENT


                                                                                                                                                                                                                             SELF-CARE
    and See What Happens
                                                                    BUILDING



                                                                                    CLINICAL
     TRAINING PROGRAM          PAGE

LIFE AND DEATH ON THE
INTERNET: BALANCING SUPPORT      43            X                       X                                                                                X                X                                                                     X
AND PRIVACY
MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING:
ASSESSING READINESS AND
ELICITING POTIENTIAL FOR         45                                        X         X                                                                                                                     X
CHANGE
NUTS AND BOLTS OF ADULT
PROTECTIVE SERVICES              46              X                                                                            X                                          X
NUTS AND BOLTS OF HHS:
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND CRISIS     47              x                                                                                                                       x                                 x
SERVICES
ONSET OF CHILDHOOD
SCHIZOPHRENIA                    48              x                                   x                                                                  x
PATHWAYS TO FINANCIAL
EDUCATION PART 1:
UNDERSTANDING MONEY AS A         49              x                         x                      x                                                                                                                                            x
SOCIAL CONSTRUCT
PATHWAYS TO FINANCIAL
EDUCATION PART 2: MONEY
MANAGEMENT AND DECISION          50              x                         x                      x                                                                                                                                            x
MAKING IN CASE MANAGEMENT
PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY: THE
GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY       51                                                  x
PTSD—IT’S ALL THE RAGE!          52              x                                   x                                                                                                                     x
STAYING SAFE: GUIDELINES FOR
THE OFFICE AND HOME VISIT        53                                                                                                                                                                        x                    x
TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY AND
SUBSTANCE ABUSE                  55                                                  x
UNDERSTANDING THE
FUNDAMENTALS OF THE              54              x                                                x                           x                                                                                                                x
IMMIGRATION SYSTEM
WELLNESS PLANNING AND
RECOVERY SUPPORT: AN             55                                        x         x            x                                                                      x                                 x
EMERGING PHILOSOPHY OF CARE
WORKING WITH CLIENTS WITH
BORDERLINE PERSONALITY           56                                                  x
DISORDER




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                     PARTNER APPRECIATION

Many people have contributed to the planning, development and presentation of the continuing
education events presented in this catalog. We are very fortunate to have these experts
partnering with us to provide these educational opportunities. Please joins us in extending our
appreciation to them




                   Instructors and Community Partners
Partner with us as a community service; most provide training gratis or for a very
small honorarium. This includes preparation, travel, presentation time, and sometimes
materials. In some cases, they have developed, at no additional charge, a program especially
for CCL.

Bioethical Services of Virginia, Inc                   Gene Morris
   Michael Gillette                                    Gustavo Goldstein
Catholic Charities Immigration Services                Kim Allen
   Amy Yergey                                          Luis Martinez
                                                       Mary Witteried
Department of Health and Mental Health
                                                       Richard Schiffauer
   Anastasia Edmonston
                                                       Roger Peele
Dominion Hospital, Reflections Treatment               Ron Rivlin
Center                                                 Sandy Dang
   Felicia Kolodner
                                                    Montgomery County Police Department
Dominion Hospital, Expressive Therapy                  Scott Davis
Department                                             William Morrison
   Jody Wager
                                                    Montgomery County Public Schools
Holy Cross Home Care and Hospice                       Nafisa Nour
   Franca Posner                                       Norca Yarborough
Maryland CASH Academy                               National Institutes of Health
   Susan Rogan                                         Barney Graham, MD
Maryland Treatment Centers                             Daniel Pine, MD
   Meghan Westwood                                     Rachel Miller
Mitchell & Dunn - Immigration Attorneys             Threshold Services, Inc
   Anne Mitchell                                       Cari Guthrie-Cho
Montgomery County Department of Health              University of Maryland Extension Program
and Human Services                                     Jinhee Kim
   Barbara Barger                                   Private Practitioners
   Bonnie Klem                                         Donna C. Becker
   Catherine McAlpine                                  Pamela Marcus
   Cindy Edwards                                       Janet Cromer
   Debra Aplan                                         Lisa Annulis
   Dew Vaughn
   Donna Klein
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                      CCL Training Committee

Share their time and expertise to plan the roster of classes, work with the instructors,
develop learning objectives and course descriptions, and attend and evaluate programs.

DHHS Service Area Representatives
Aging and Disability Services
    Rosemary DiPietro, Community Support             Special Needs Housing
     Network
                                                              Open

Behavioral Health and Crisis                          Other Members
    Sybil Greenhut, Senior Mental Health                Elizabeth Binckes, Retired; formerly with
    Ellen Wachter, Victims Assistance and                Adult Protective Service
     Sexual Assault Program                              Marc Levant, DHHS HR
                                                         Renee Garroway, LCSW-C, Assistant
Children, Youth and Families                              Principal, Montgomery County Public
         Open                                             Schools
                                                         Immigration and Cultural Competency
Public Health
                                                              Open
         Open



    Committee Members Needed!
    We need “subject matter experts” with a commitment to employee development.

    Your professional background can help ensures that the CCL trainings continue to be
    valuable, and meet the needs of DHHS staff in all areas of the Department.

    For more information on what is involved, go to page 6, Training Committee, or call
    Michaela Johnson, 240-777-5063.




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                                          SEPTEMBER
      MONDAY           TUESDAY                  WEDNESDAY                  THURSDAY                FRIDAY
3                4                         5                       6                         7
     Labor Day


10               11                        12                      13                        14
                 PATHWAYS TO FINANCIAL     ONSET OF CHILDHOOD       H.O.M.E. CONFERENCE
                 EDUCATION PART 1:         SCHIZOPHRENIA                SPONSORED BY
                 MONEY AS A SOCIAL         9:00am – 12:00pm         MONTGOMERY COUNTY
                 CONSTRUCT                 COB                        COALITION FOR THE
                 9:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.                               HOMELESS MORE INFO!
                 UCRSC

                 BLOOD-BORNE
                 PATHOGENS
                 10:00a.m.-11:00a.m.                                   WEB: WWW.MCCH.NET
                 DAHC
17               18                        19                      20                        21
                 PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY:
                 THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND
                 THE UGLY
                 9:00am – 12:00pm
                 COB
24               25                        26                      27                        28
                 UNDERSTANDING THE         PTSD – IT’S ALL THE     MOTIVATIONAL              ELECTRONIC ETHICS:
                 FUNDAMENTALS OF THE       RAGE                    INTERVIEWING: ASSESSING   INFORMATION CONTROL
                 IMMIGRATION SYSTEM        1:00pm – 4:00p.m.       READINESS AND ELICITING   AND SOCIAL
                 9:00am – 12:00pm          UCRSC                   POTENTIAL FOR CHANGE      NETWORKING IN THE
                 EOB                                               1:00pm – 4:00pm           AGE OF FACEBOOK
                                                                   Rockville Library         9:00am – 12:00pm
                                                                                             EOB




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                                             OCTOBER
     MONDAY              TUESDAY                  WEDNESDAY                 THURSDAY               FRIDAY
1                 2                          3                        4                      5
                                             ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION   NUTS AND BOLTS OF      CCL Committee
                                             IN CHILDREN AND          ADULT PROTECTIVE       Meeting
                                             ADOLESCENTS              SERVICES
                                             1:00pm – 3:00pm          9:00 – 12:00
                                                                                             CCAR RECOVERY COACH
                                             EOB                      UCRSC
                                                                                             ACADEMY (DAY 2)
                                                                                             9:00am – 4:30pm
                                                                      CCAR RECOVERY COACH
                                                                                             Red Brick Court
                                                                      ACADEMY (DAY 1)
                                                                                             House
                                                                      9:00am – 4:30pm
                                                                      Red Brick Court
                                                                      House
8                 9                          10                       11                     12
                  INTRODUCTION TO            LIFE AND DEATH ON THE    CCAR RECOVERY COACH    CCAR RECOVERY
                  SUBSTANCE ABUSE PART       INTERNET: BALANCING      ACADEMY (DAY 3)        ACADEMY (DAY 4)
                  II: DEFENSE MECHANISMS,    SUPPORT AND PRIVACY      9:00am – 4:30pm        9:00am – 4:30pm
                  12-STEPS, AND MODELS       9:00am – 12:00pm         Red Brick Court        Red Brick Court
                  OF TREATMENT               COB                      House                  House
                  9:00am – 12:00pm
                  UCRSC
15                16                         17                       18                     19
CCAR RECOVERY                                ASSESSING AND            EATING DISORDERS:
ACADEMY (DAY 5)                              DOCUMENTING              WHAT EVERY CLINICIAN
9:00am – 4:30pm                              MALTREATMENT IN          NEEDS TO KNOW
Red Brick Court                              VULNERABLE ADULTS        9:00am – 12:00pm
House                                        9:00am – 1:00pm          EOB Auditorium
                                             EOB Auditorium
22                23                         24                       25                     26
                                             EFFECTIVE TEAMING:       CRITICAL INCIDENT      WELLNESS PLANNING
                                             BUILDING AN INTEGRATED   STRESS DEBRIEFING      AND RECOVERY
                                             APPROACH FOR CLIENTS     (CISD)                 SUPPORT: AN EMERGING
                                             WITH MULTIPLE NEEDS      8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.    PHILOSOPHY OF CARE
                                             9:00am – 12:00pm         UCRSC                  1:00pm – 4:30pm
                                             Red Brick Court House                           Red Brick Courthouse
29                30                         31
                  PATHWAYS TO FINANCIAL      TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY
                  EDUCATION PART 2:          AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE
                  MONEY MANAGEMENT AND       9:00am – 12:00pm
                  DECISION MAKING IN CASE    COB
                  MANAGEMENT
                  9:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.
                  UCRSC




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                               NOVEMBER
     MONDAY          TUESDAY         WEDNESDAY                    THURSDAY                FRIDAY
                                                           1                         2

5               6               7                          8                         9
                                HHS LIMITED ENGLISH        NUTS AND BOLTS OF
                                PROFICIENCY                HHS: BEHAVIORAL
                                IMPLEMENTATION PLAN        HEALTH AND CRISIS
                                                           SERVICES
                                10:00am-12:00pm
                                                           9:00am – 12:00pm
                                UCRSC                      EOB
12              13              14                         15                        16
                                IDENTIFYING THE SIGNS OF   STAYING SAFE:
                                DRUG IMPAIRMENT            GUIDELINES FOR THE
                                9:00am – 12:00pm           OFFICE AND HOME VISITS
Veteran’s Day
                                COB                        9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  Holiday -                                                UCRSC
  Observed
                                HHS LIMITED ENGLISH
                                PROFICIENCY
                                IMPLEMENTATION PLAN
                                10:00am-12:00pm
                                Dennis Ave Health Ctr.
19              20              21                         22                        23
                                                                Thanksgiving
                                                                  Holiday
26              27              28                         29                        30
                                COUNTERING COMPASSION      ENCOUNTERING THE
                                FATIGUE                    VIOLENT OR SUICIDAL
                                9:00am – 12:00pm           CLIENT: IDENTIFICATION,
                                EOB Auditorium             ASSESSMENT AND
                                                           TREATMENT
                                                           9:00am – 12:00pm
                                                           UCRSC




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                                               DECEMBER
     MONDAY               TUESDAY                    WEDNESDAY               THURSDAY                FRIDAY
3                  4                            5                      6                        7
                   INFLUENZA: I DIDN’T GET                             WORKING WITH THE         CCL Committee
                   IT BECAUSE…                                         CLIENT WITH BORDERLINE   Meeting
                   9:00 am – 11:00 pm                                  PERSONALITY DISORDER
                   COB                                                 9:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.
                                                                       EOB Auditorium
10                 11                           12                     13                       14
                   IMMIGRANT FAMILIES:
                   ASSIMILATING TO LIFE IN
                   AMERICA
                   9:00am – 12:00pm
                   EOB
17                 18                           19                     20                       21


24                 25                           26                     27                       28
                   Christmas Holiday

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     Looking for additional Continuing
            Education classes?                                                             Mark your
                                                                                           calendars!
Click here for on-line and classroom programs approved for CEUs by the
            following boards: MBSWE, NBCC, APA, ANA, etc.                                   Spring Catalog
                                                                                              Available
                HHS - Center for Continuous Learning (CCL)                                 Mid- January 2013
                                    
                         Beyond the CCL Program
          Providers of Training and Professional Development




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ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS
Class ID#: 243121

Description
The purpose of this training is to address effective clinical treatment and pharmacological aspects of mood, anxiety, and
behavioral disorders in children. Participants will learn how the brain functions in children and adolescents with anxiety and/or
depression, and the basis of difficult behaviors (e.g. temper tantrums, hyperactivity, and rages). Psychiatric diagnosis, and
successful treatment modalities, including cognitive behavior therapy and current medications being prescribed will be
discussed. Dr. Daniel Pine’s expertise is reflected in more than 300 peer-reviewed papers. Currently, his research group is
examining the degree to which mood and anxiety disorders in children and adolescents are associated with abnormalities in
brain regions that modulate activity in these structures. His most recent work uses methods from neuroscience to study normal
and abnormal emotional development.

HHS Core Competencies: Accessing Resources; Building Client-Worker Relationships; Clinical Human Growth and Development;
Interviewing, Assessment and Documentation.

Format: Lecture and PowerPoint presentation

Intended Audience
Social workers and others who would benefit from learning more about anxiety and depression in children

Objectives
 Understand the biological and behavioral signs of anxiety and depression in children.
 Review the degree to which mood and anxiety disorders in children and adolescents are associated with underlying
    abnormalities in brain regions that modulate activity in these structures.
 Discuss successful treatment strategies, including pharmacological and therapeutic interventions.
 Respond more appropriately to children and parents based on the understanding of classification of psychopathology.

Continuing Education Credit
2.0 Contact Hours; Category I

Instructor
Daniel Samuel Pine, MD, Chief, Section on Development and Affective Neuroscience of the National Institute of Mental Health
Intramural Research Program.

Date, Time, Location
October 3, 2012; 1:00 pm – 3:00pm – Executive Office Building (EOB), Auditorium, Lobby Level, 101 Monroe Street, Rockville,
MD

Registration Deadline: 09/25/2012
  MCG Employees: Ctrl+ Click Link On-line Registration
  Contractors and Community Partners: Call 240-777-5122. First time registrants, please complete the form at the back of
   the Catalog.




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ASSESSING AND DOCUMENTING MALTREATMENT IN VULNERABLE ADULTS
Class ID#: 243131

Description
When Adult Protective Services (APS) responds to incidents of maltreatment, it is extremely important that the assessment and
documentation be prepared to sufficiently hold up in a court of law. To ensure the safety and security of our clients, clinical
staff needs to acquire essential knowledge and skills to appropriately respond to maltreatment. This class will cover the “why”
and the “how” in the steps necessary to assessing and documenting maltreatment of vulnerable adults.

HHS Core Competencies: Clinical; Expertise in Federal, State and Local Programs; Interviewing, Assessment and Documentation

Intended Audience
Adult Protective Service Social Workers and Nurses

Objectives
 Screen and assess patients for abuse and maltreatment.
 Identify signs and symptoms of abuse and neglect.
 Successfully gather information from others, such as caregivers, guardians, and family members.
 Follow the steps to identify, evaluate and document indicators of mistreatment.
 Know and understand the need for accurate photo and written documentation.
 Use basic techniques of photo and written documentation of actual or potential mistreatment cases.
 Recognize the importance of accurate and objective documentation to legal proceedings.
 Conduct effective interviewing by asking questions that elicit information about actual or potential mistreatment.
 Identify the psychiatric symptoms and behaviors as the result of maltreatment.
 Understand and differentiate between the COMAR and criminal laws that pertain to Adult Protective Services.

Continuing Education Credit
4.0 Contact Hours; Category I

Instructor
Bonnie Klem, MSW, LCSW-C, Supervisor Adult Protective Services,; and Donna Klein, MSN RN, Nurse Manager, Aging and
Disability Services, Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services

Date, Time, Location
October 17, 2012; 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Executive Office Building (EOB), Auditorium - Lobby Level, 101 Monroe Street,
Rockville, MD

Registration Deadline: 10/09/2012
  MCG Employees: Ctrl+ Click Link On-line Registration
  Contractors and Community Partners: Call 240-777-5122. First time registrants, please complete the form at the back of
   the Catalog.




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BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS FOR NEW EMPLOYEES
Class ID#: 243321

Description
The goal of this program is to ensure the health and safety of all employees who are, or have the potential to be, exposed to
bloodborne pathogens while performing their jobs. This training will provide you with the knowledge and skills that is needed to
protect yourself and your co-workers from the hazards of bloodborne pathogens exposure.


Mandatory: All HHS staff that may be exposed to blood or other body fluids are required to take this
training upon starting and every year thereafter.

           Bloodborne Pathogens Refresher Training: Staff may now complete their annual refresher training on-line through
           the County computer-based training system. To access the CBT click this link or enter the URL in your browser:
           https://cbt.mcgov.org/Training/default.asp

Intended Audience
HHS Staff Only – Child Welfare Workers, Adult Protective Services Workers, Community Health Nurses, etc

Objectives
At the end of this class, participants will be able to:
 Define words and phrases associated with bloodborne pathogens.
 Discuss potentially infectious materials.
 Define worker groups affected by bloodborne pathogen exposures.
 Review our agency’s exposure control plan, specifically:
          Engineering controls, protective work practices, and procedures.
          Appropriate protective equipment.
          Cleanup and housekeeping techniques.
          Biohazard warning signs and labels.
          Universal Precautions.
 Discuss hepatitis B vaccine, handling an exposure incident, and follow-up.
 Review appropriate recordkeeping documentation.

Continuing Education Credit:
None

Instructor
Debra Aplan, Nurse Administrator; Cindy Edwards, Nurse Admininistrator, Office of Communicable Diseases, Public Health
Services, Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services

Date, Time, Location
September 11, 2012; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.; Dennis Avenue Health Clinic, 2000 Dennis Avenue, Silver Springs, MD 20902

Registration: 09/03/2012
  MCG Employees: Ctrl+ Click Link On-line Registration
  Contractors and Community Partners: Call 240-777-5122. First time registrants, please complete the form at the back of
   the Catalog.


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CCAR RECOVERY COACH ACADEMY
Class ID#: 243161

Description
A Recovery Coach is anyone interested in promoting recovery by removing barriers and obstacles to recovery and serving as a
personal guide and mentor for people seeking or already in recovery . Participants will learn the role and skills of Peer Recovery
Coaches and how this enhances and expands the role of support for people in recovery from substance abuse and other chronic
conditions.

HHS Core Competencies: Accessing Resources; Building Client-Worker Relationships; Clinical; Cultural Competency; Integrating
Services; Professional Self-Care

Format: Presentation, small group, learning exercise, role plays and class discussion.

Intended Audience
Clinical Managers or supervisors, case managers, therapists – anyone providing any direct client contact or program oversight.

Objectives
 Understand the role of peer support in the recovery process.
 Acquire skills in active listening, setting boundaries, making referrals, and using a Wellness Recovery Action Plan.
 Practice skills through small group exercises, interactive experiences and role play.
 Explore concepts that inhibit recovery such as shame, stigma, cultural differences and motivation.
 Explore ethical issues, including sexual harassment and crisis intervention.

Continuing Education Credit
30.0, Category I

         About CEUs: This class consists of five (5) full days of training. Participants are expected to attend all five (5)
         sessions to be eligible for CEUs.

Instructor
Catherine McAlpine, PhD., Manager, Behavioral Health Community Support Services and Community Case Management
Services, Behavioral Health and Crisis Services, Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services; Meghan
Westwood, LCSW-C. Executive Director of Maryland Treatment Centers; both are CCAR-certified trainers

Date, Time, Location
This is a 5-day class held on:                                      –   Thursday, October 11,
– Thursday, October 4,                                              –   Friday, October 12 and
– Friday, October 5,                                                –   Monday, October 15, 2012

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Red Brick Courthouse, Training Center, Room 106, 29 Courthouse Square, Rockville, MD

                                               *Lunch will be provided.
Registration: 09/26/2012
  MCG Employees: Ctrl+ Click Link On-line Registration
  Contractors and Community Partners: Call 240-777-5122. First time registrants, please complete the form at the back of
   the Catalog.

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COUNTERING COMPASSION FATIGUE
Class ID#: 243171

Description
Family caregivers of traumatized clients, as well as mental health and medical professionals working with these patients have a
high risk of developing compassion fatigue. The purpose of this training is to help professionals understand the components of
compassion fatigue, recognize the symptoms, and help caregivers and themselves design a prevention or recovery plan. We will
discuss the developmental process of becoming a compassionate, resilient caregiver. We will practice a few new, evidence-
based approaches to reversing the stress response. The instructor, Janet Cromer, is the author of “Professor Cromer Learns to
Read: A Couple’s New Life after Brain Injury”.

Format: Presentation, discussion, PowerPoint slides, handouts of presentation highlights.

Intended Audience
Mental health professionals, medical professionals, social workers

Objectives
At the end of this class participants will be prepared to:
•        Describe risk factors for compassion fatigue.
•        Differentiate compassion fatigue from stress overload, burnout and vicarious trauma.
•        Understand the confluence of factors that contribute to compassion fatigue.
•        Identify three personal signals of acute and chronic stress.
•        Describe three self-care and work-related strategies to boost stress resiliency.
•        Understand compassion fatigue risk factors for family caregivers, danger signs, and effective interventions.

Continuing Education Credit
3.0 Contact Hours, Category I

Instructor
Janet M. Cromer, RN, MA, LMHC, Psychiatric RN, Licensed Psychotherapist in private practice

Date, Time, Location
November 28, 2012; 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. - Executive Office Building (EOB), Auditorium - Lobby Level, 101 Monroe Street,
Rockville, MD

Registration: 11/21/2012
  MCG Employees: Ctrl+ Click Link On-line Registration
  Contractors and Community Partners: Call 240-777-5122. First time registrants, please complete the form at the back of
   the Catalog.




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CRITICAL INCIDENT STRESS DEBRIEFING (CISD)
Class ID#: 242353

Description
This class is designed to prepare participants to conduct a critical incident response in the community. This may involve
responding to completed suicide, homicide, fatal car accidents, natural disasters etc. Topics include: historical perspectives of
CISD; review of crisis intervention model and traumatic stress reactions; examination of the cultural responses to trauma; and
identification of the themes that may emerge during the various phases of a CISD.

HHS Core Competencies: Accessing Resources; Building Client-Worker Relationships; Cultural Competency; Clinical.

Format: Presentation, discussion, group exercises, and skill building.

Intended Audience
Mental health professionals with a Masters Degree in Counseling or related area

         Note: It is highly recommended that you attend “PTSD – It’s All the Rage” prior to taking this class. The next PTSD
         class is scheduled on September 19, 2012

Objectives
Participants will be able to:
  Understand the purpose and benefits of providing CISD to the community.
  Lead and assist a CISD response in Montgomery County.
  Have experienced and conducted a mock CISD.
  Locate resources for additional training and support.

Continuing Education Credit:
8.0 Contact Hours; Category I

Instructor
Mary Witteried LCPC, Therapist; Debra Dew Vaughn LCSW-C, Therapist; Barbara Barger, LPC, Therapist, Behavioral Health and
Crisis Services Montgomery County DHHS

Date, Time, Location
October 25, 2012; 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. - Up-County Regional Service Center, Suite 1100, Training Room 2, First Floor - 12900
Middlebrook Road, Germantown, MD. One hour will be provided for lunch.


         Parking at Up County: Everyone attending training classes are asked to park in the DSW parking lot to keep
         spaces open for customers visiting the URSC. Thank you.

Registration: 10/18/2012
  MCG Employees: Ctrl+ Click Link On-line Registration
  Contractors and Community Partners: Call 240-777-5122. First time registrants, please complete the form at the back of
   the Catalog.




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EATING DISORDERS: WHAT EVERY CLINICIAN NEEDS TO KNOW
Class ID#: 243181

Description
Eating disorders are real, treatable medical illnesses with complex underlying psychological and biological causes. They
frequently co-exist with other psychiatric disorders such as depression, substance abuse, or anxiety disorders. People with
eating disorders can also suffer from numerous other physical health complications, such as heart conditions or kidney failure,
which can lead to death.

In this course, participants will learn to identify individuals who are impaired by eating disorders, and see that appropriate
treatment is provided. Format: Lecture and discussion.

This program is presented by members of the Reflections Treatment Center, in Northern Virginia, who offers inpatient and
partial hospitalization programs for males and females 13 and up. The program includes a multidisciplinary treatment team of
psychiatrists, internists, therapists, registered dietitians, registered nurses and expressive therapists. Reflections Eating Disorder
Treatment Center

Format: Lecture and Discussion

Intended Audience
Mental health professionals, social workers, clinicians, and paraprofessionals.         It is also recommended for anyone who
interfaces with the public.

Objectives
     Recognize diagnostic criteria.
     Understand co-occurring and medical complications associated with specific diagnosis.
     Enhance treatment tools

Continuing Education Credit:
3.0 Contact Hours, Category I

Instructor
Felicia Kolodner, MS LPC NCC, Director, Reflections Treatment Center at Dominion Hospital - Jody Wager, MS BC-DMT,
Director, Expressive Therapy Department, Dominion Hospital

Date, Time, Location
October 18, 2012; 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. - Executive Office Building (EOB), Auditorium - Lobby Level, 101 Monroe Street,
Rockville, MD

Registration: 10/9/2012
  MCG Employees: Ctrl+ Click Link On-line Registration
  Contractors and Community Partners: Call 240-777-5122. First time registrants, please complete the form at the back of
   the Catalog.




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EFFECTIVE TEAMING: BUILDING AN INTEGRATED APPROACH FOR CLIENTS WITH
MULTIPLE NEEDS – HHS ONLY
Class ID#: 242654

Description
The purpose of this training is to define service integration as it applies to HHS staff and their clients, review current an d past
efforts to integrate services, and clarify the rationale and goals for integration. Staff will learn about the integrated practice
model being developed, its benefits to staff and clients, and how to utilize it. Staff will learn client criteria for intensive team
planning, how to prepare a client for an integrated team meeting, how to pull a team together, the meeting process, how to
form a team, responsibilities of team members, and the purpose of follow-up.

HHS Core Competencies: Accessing Resources; Building Client-Worker Relationships; Clinical; Integrating Services

Format: Presentation, interactive discussions, case studies and small group discussion focused on case scenarios.

Intended Audience
HHS Staff and Contractors Only - managers, supervisors, and direct line staff who either manage programs, supervise staff, or
provide direct services to clients with complex and multiple needs. This class is not open to Community Partners.

Objectives
At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:
  Recognize the benefits of an integrated case practice.
  Identify the methods that are used in an integrated case practice.
  Apply a set of criteria to determine whether or not a client will benefit from integrated team meetings.
  Prepare a client to participate in a team planning meeting, advocate for him/herself, and be accountable.
  Recognize common needs and barriers to working with a team.
  Create mechanisms for follow-through to hold team members accountable.

Continuing Education Credit
3.0 Contact Hours, Category I

Instructor
Ron Rivlin, M.Ed., Service Integration Consultant, Contractor with Casey Family Programs; and Sandy Dang, MPA, MSW, Service
Integration Consultant, Contractor with Montgomery County of Health and Human Services

Date, Time, Location
October 24, 2012; 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. - Red Brick Courthouse, Training Center, Room 106, 29 Courthouse Square, Rockville,
MD

Registration: 10/16/2012
  MCG Employees: Ctrl+ Click Link On-line Registration
  Contractors and Community Partners: Call 240-777-5122. First time registrants, please complete the form at the back of
   the Catalog.




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ETHICS OF PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY AND CLIENT AUTONOMY
Class ID#: 243061
Description
This highly interactive session will explore ethical issues that develop when individuals served make requests that staff feel
unable or unwilling to satisfy. We will consider the value of respect for individual autonomy but also consider circumstance s in
which an individual's actions or requests are inconsistent with the professional obligations or standards of practice for the
provider. Topics will include unreasonable demands, boundaries and confidentiality, and lack of personal investment in
executing a service plan.
Format: Interactive discussion with a mixture of didactic presentation and case studies.

 This class meets the Ethics Training Requirements of MBSWE.
Intended Audience
Social Workers and other HHS Staff
Objectives
Attendees will:
  Review basic concepts of confidentiality and apply those concepts to new information and documentation technologies
  Define the concept of inappropriate dual relationships and professional boundaries
  Examine the ethical implications of the conflict between personal autonomy and professional responsibility

Continuing Education Credit
3.0 Contact Hours; Category I

Instructor
                           THE ETHICS OF PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY AND CLIENT AUTONOMY was
Michael A. Gillette, Ph.D., President, Bioethical Services of Virginia, Inc. Website: www.bsvinc.com
                           announced early and filled almost immediately.

Date, Time, Location     For Social Workers who need to complete their Ethics Training
September 28, 2012; 9:00 requirement this fall, there are classes provided by other programs:
                         a.m. – 12:00 p.m. - Executive Office Building (EOB), Auditorium - Lobby Level, 101 Monroe Street,
Rockville, MD
                        Child Center and Adult Services’ in Gaithersburg is providing Ethics and
                        Professional Practice on October 19, 2012. The cost is $50. For more
Registration: 9/20/2012 information click below and select “continuing education”.
  MCG Employees: Ctrl+ Click Link On-line Registration
                        http://www.ccascounseling.org/
  Contractors and Community Partners: Call 240-777-5122. First time registrants, please complete the form at the back of
                      University of Maryland also has Ethics courses offered at Shady Grove on
   the Catalog.       September 24, 2012. These 3-hour classes cost $65.
                                 Ethical Considerations When Addressing Client Sexual Issues
                                 Ethical Considerations When Working with GLBTQI Clients
                          Other Ethics classes are available in Baltimore.

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ENCOUNTERING THE VIOLENT OR SUICIDAL CLIENT: IDENTIFICATION, ASSESSMENT
AND TREATMENT
Class ID#: 241036

Description
Every clinician at one time or another encounters suicidal and/or violent clients. This training will look at the motivation s
behind these behaviors and the risk factors. It will also give clinicians specific interviewing techniques to identify these
particular clients. Participants will gain mastery of de-escalating clients, and options for safely providing continuing care.
Format: Presentation, discussion and case studies


HHS Core Competencies:          Building client-worker relationships; Professional Safe-Care; Interviewing, Assessment and
Documentation.

Intended Audience
Mental health professionals, social workers, clinicians, and paraprofessionals or anyone who interfaces with clients in the
mental health field

Objectives
Participants will:
    Explain the client’s possible motivations for suicidal and/or violent behaviors.
    Apply specific interviewing techniques to identify suicidal and/or violent clients.
    Master techniques to de-escalate agitated violent clients.
    Utilize effective options for continued safe care of suicidal and/or violent clients.

Continuing Education Credit
3.0 Contact Hours; Category I

Instructor
Mary Witteried, LCPC, Therapist, Behavioral Health and Crisis Services, Montgomery County DHHS

Date, Time, Location
November 29, 2012; 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Up County Regional Services Center – Suite 1100, Room 2, 12900 Middlebrook
Road, Germantown, MD
         Parking at Up County: Everyone attending training classes are asked to park in the DSW parking lot to keep
         spaces open for customers visiting the URSC. Thank you.

Registration: 10/09/2011
  MCG Employees: Ctrl+ Click Link On-line Registration
  Contractors and Community Partners: Call 240-777-5122. First time registrants, please complete the form at the back of
   the Catalog.




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HHS LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY IMPLEMENTATION PLAN
Class ID#: 2403814
               2403815
Description
According to the 2009 American Community Survey, 16% of the County's residents speak English less than "very well". To
ensure equal access to government services by the population with limited English proficiency (LEP), an executive order was
signed into effect in 2010 to mandate language access policies throughout all departments. This LEP class has been designed
specifically for HHS Staff.

HHS Core Competencies: Accessing Resources; Building Relationships with Clients; Cultural Competency

MANDATORY: Every HHS staff member who works with clients is required to attend this training within the first year of
employment and every 5 years thereafter.

Intended Audience
HHS Staff and Contractors Only - HHS employees who come into contact with customers. Staff is expected to attend if they
have joined HHS in the last year, or have not taken this training previously.

Objectives
At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:
  Understand the county demographic mix, and the top five widely-spoken languages in Montgomery County.
  Determine when interpretation is needed.
  Identify resources and services available to HHS staff.
  Follow step-by-step procedures for accessing phone interpretation services.
  Contact additional resources such as Volunteer Language Bank, Common Phrases, and Language ID Card.
  Contact people to interpret within one’s work area, within DHHS, and within the County.

Continuing Education Credit
None

Instructor
Luis Martinez, MS, MA, Diversity Outreach Coordinator, Office of Community Affairs (OCA), Montgomery County Department of
Health and Human Services

Date, Time, Location

Please register for only one (1) class:
         Class #: 2403814 - November 7, 2012, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; Up-County Regional Service Center, Suite 1100, Room
         #2, 12900 Middlebrook Road, Germantown, MD

        Class #: 2402815 - November 14, 2012 - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; 200 Dennis Avenue Health Center, Conference Room
        C, Silver Spring, MD

Registration Deadline: Class #: 2403814 10/31/2012; Class #: 2402815 11/6/2012
  MCG Employees: Ctrl+ Click Link On-line Registration
  Contractors and Community Partners: Call 240-777-5122. First time registrants, please complete the form at the back of
   the Catalog.
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IDENTIFYING THE SIGNS OF DRUG IMPAIRMENT: EXPANDED
Class ID#: 241434

Description
This program will help Identify individuals who are impaired by drugs; assist in risk assessment, and educate family members on
the signs of drug impairment. Participate will learn the basic knowledge to observe, identify, and articulate the signs of
impairment related to drugs, alcohol or a combination of both. The use of street drugs, prescription drugs and alcohol abuse
will be discussed. Particular attention will be focused on the abuse of drugs and alcohol by adolescents and young adults.

Format: Lecture and discussion.

Intended Audience
Mental health professionals, social workers, clinicians, paraprofessionals or anyone who interfaces with the public

Objectives
 Recognize impairment associated with drug use.
 Define “drug” as it relates to safety.
 Identify the seven categories of drugs and recognize the major observable indicators.
 Successfully document the impaired subjects.

Continuing Education Credit
3.0 Contact Hours; Category I

Instructor
Officer William Morrison, Drug Recognition Expert, Alcohol Enforcement Unit, Montgomery County Police Department

Date, Time, Location
November 14, 2012; 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. - Council Office Building (COB), Auditorium - Lower Level, 100 Maryland Avenue,
Rockville, MD

Registration: 11/6/2012
  MCG Employees: Ctrl+ Click Link On-line Registration
  Contractors and Community Partners: Call 240-777-5122. First time registrants, please complete the form at the back of
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IMMIGRANT FAMILIES: ASSIMILATING TO LIFE IN THE UNITED STATES
Class ID#: 243141

Description
The purpose of this training is to describe and explain how immigrants assimilate to the US. The presenters will review the
stages of assimilation, give examples of how children assimilate to the US culture and discuss challenges that immigrant children
face in learning a new culture. The presenters will also provide examples of how professionals can honor the child’s culture and
help immigrant children through the American school system.

Format: Presentation; small group discussion; learning exercises; videos and class discussion

Intended Audience
Social Workers, therapists, nurses and other professionals that serve the immigrant population or would like to learn more
about how to support immigrant children

Objectives
Participants will be able to:
 Describe and explain how immigrants adjust to life in a new country.
 Examine and discuss how language, cultural and customary practices, values, as well as differences in immigration
     experiences can affect an individual's assimilation process.
 Evaluate the challenges immigrants encounter as they assimilate to a new culture in the outside world.
 Evaluate the challenges immigrants encounter in the struggles within the home between family members who are at
     differing stages within the assimilation process.
 Summarize and apply what they have learned about the assimilation process.
 Construct outlines for how to meet the needs of immigrants at each stage of the assimilation process.

Continuing Education Credit
3.0 Contact Hours; Category I

Instructor
Nafisa Nour, ESOL Teacher; and Norca Yarborough, MSW - ESOL Transition Counselor, Montgomery County Public Schools.

Date, Time, Location
December 11, 2012; 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. - Executive Office Building (EOB), Auditorium - Lobby Level, 101 Monroe Street,
Rockville, MD

Registration: 12/3/2012
  MCG Employees: Ctrl+ Click Link On-line Registration
  Contractors and Community Partners: Call 240-777-5122. First time registrants, please complete the form at the back of
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INFLUENZA VACCINE: I DIDN’T GET IT BECAUSE… (BY INVITATION ONLY)
Class ID#: 243271

Description
As of Fall 2012, Montgomery County Department of Heath and Human Services employees working in Public Health Services,
Behavioral Health & Crisis Services, and Aging & Disability Services are required by COMAR 17.04.01.04A (3) to have an annual
influenza vaccination. There are a variety of myths surrounding influenza vaccine that may generate concern for DHHS
employees required to have an annual influenza vaccination. Employees need scientific, evidenced-based information about
the efficacy and safety of influenza vaccines.

HHS Core Competencies: Clinical; Expertise in Federal; State and Local Programs; Professional Self-Care

Format: Lecture, Group Discussion.

This training is for those employees in the specified Service Areas who declined to receive the flu vaccination, and may need
additional information about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine.

               Computer-Based Influenza Training: This training may also be completed on-line through the County
               computer-based training system. To access the CBT click this link or enter the URL in your browser:
               https://cbt.mcgov.org/Training/default.asp


Intended Audience
By Invitation Only – Public Health Services, Behavioral Health & Crisis Services, and Aging & Disability Services employees
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Objectives
Class participants will:
     Recognize influenza vaccine fact from myth
     Provide an example of how influenza vaccine prevents influenza
     Choose whether to get vaccinated for influenza or not

Continuing Education Credit
None

Instructor
Debra Aplan, RN.MS. Nurse Administrator, Immunization Program, DHHS Montgomery County; Barney S. Graham, MD, PhD.,
Senior Investigator, Vaccine Research Center, National Institutes of Health

Date, Time, Location
December 4, 2012; 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Council Office Building (COB), Auditorium - Lower Level, 100 Maryland Avenue,
Rockville, MD

Registration Deadline: 11/25/2012
  MCG Employees: Ctrl+ Click Link On-line Registration
  Contractors and Community Partners: Call 240-777-5122. First time registrants, please complete the form at the back of
   the Catalog.

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INTRODUCTION TO SUBSTANCE ABUSE – PART 2: DEFENSE Mechanisms, 12-STEP
PROGRAMS AND MODELS OF TREATMENT
Class ID#: 241444

Description
This basic course is designed for those who encounter individuals in their work involved in substance abuse, and are looking for
ways to effectively work with them. Building upon Introduction to Substance Use and Abuse and Community Resources, this
class will introduce participants to the defense mechanisms and cognitive distortions associated with substance abusers;
models of treatment and levels of care; and the use of 12-step programs.

Intended Audience
Front line staff, social workers, case managers, nurses and therapists with little or no background in the field of substance abuse

Objectives
Participants will learn to:
  Identify when an individual is using various defense mechanisms and negative thinking, and how to respond effectively.
  Determine the model of treatment and level of care most appropriate.
  Understand the principles of 12-step programs.

Continuing Education Credit
3 Contact Hours, Category I

Instructor
Lisa M. Annulis, LCSW-C, CCDC, Therapist, Private Practice

Date, Time, Location
October 9, 2012; 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. - Up County Regional Services Center – Suite 1100, Room 2, 12900 Middlebrook Road,
Germantown, MD
         Parking at Up County: Everyone attending training classes are asked to park in the DSW parking lot to keep
         spaces open for customers visiting the URSC. Thank you.

Registration: October 1, 2012
  MCG Employees: Ctrl+ Click Link On-line Registration
  Contractors and Community Partners: Call 240-777-5122. First time registrants, please complete the form at the back of
   the Catalog.




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LIFE AND DEATH ON THE INTERNET: BALANCING SUPPORT AND PRIVACY
Class ID#: 243201

Description
Through the internet, a wide array of supports exists like Caring Bridge, and Careing.com, or illness-specific sites such as the
Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center. These provide valuable tools for connecting people, gathering information,
and supporting individuals and families during serious illnesses, life altering injuries, or in the time surrounding a death, these
supports and social medias offer many opportunities for individuals and families confronted with end of life issues. Our human
connections have been transformed by technology, and are experienced more and more in virtual space.

Increasingly, however, grieving family members are finding it difficult, if not impossible to access a loved one’s “online life”.
How do you notify everyone within an individual’s on-line communities; how do you ‘close down” the person’s Facebook page?

In this presentation, issues of privacy, intellectual property, and ways technology can be utilized in supporting clients through
illnesses and grief experiences will be explored. Strategies to protect privacy and assure appropriate access to patients and
their loved ones will be covered. Lastly, the concept of on-line advanced directives and powers of attorney will be explored.

Intended Audience
Social workers, therapists and others who work with those at the end of lie and their caregivers. Also, helpful for those
interested in the role of social media and human services.

Objectives
 State three potentially positive effects the internet can have in supporting individuals, family members, and friends who are
    facing end of life issues.

     State three potentially negative effects the internet can have on family and friends who are grieving a death.

     State three things social work professionals can do to assist patients and family members plan for appropriate access to
      online information after the death of a loved one.

     State one online personal practice you may consider canging based on the information provided in this presentation.

Continuing Education Credit:
3.0 Contact Hours; Category I

Instructor
Franca Posner MSW, LCSW-C, LICSW, CT, Bereavement Program Coordinator, Holy Cross Home Care and Hospice

Date, Time, Location
October 10, 2012; 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. - Council Office Building (COB), Auditorium - Lower Level, 100 Maryland Avenue,
Rockville, MD

Registration Deadline: 10/02/2012
  MCG Employees: Ctrl+ Click Link On-line Registration
     Contractors and Community Partners: Call 240-777-5122. First time registrants, please complete the form at the back of
      the Catalog.




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MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING: ASSESSING READINESS AND ELICITING POTENTIAL
FOR CHANGE
Class ID#: 243212

Description
Motivational Interviewing focuses on exploring and resolving ambivalence and centers on motivational processes within the
individual that facilitate change. The method differs from more “coercive” or externally--‐driven methods for motivating
change as it does not impose change (that may be inconsistent with the person's own values, beliefs or wishes); but rather
supports change in a manner congruent with the person's own values and concerns .

The purpose of this course is to Increase ability to assess clients’ stage of change, and to facilitate engagement in treatment. It
includes a basic overview and introduction to MI; OARS – open ended questions, affirmations, reflective listening and
ummarizing, and stages of change.

HHS Core Competencies: Accessing Resources; Building Client-Worker Relationships; Clinical; Interviewing, Assessment and
Documentation

Format: Interactive activities, small group discussion, presentation.

Intended Audience
Social workers, therapists, nurses who would like an introduction to MI.

Objectives
During this course participants will:
  Develop increased knowledge of motivational interviewing and the process of change.
  Employ four motivational interview skills – OARS.
  Develop skills with experiential activities.
  Relate skills to specific client examples and situations.


Continuing Education Credit
3.0 Contact Hours, Category I

Instructor
Cari Guthrie Cho, LCSW-C, Chief Operating Officer, Threshold Services, Inc.

Date, Time, Location
September 27, 2012; 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. - Rockville Library, 21 Maryland Avenue, 1st Floor, Rockville, MD

Registration Deadline: 09/19/2012
  MCG Employees: Ctrl+ Click Link On-line Registration
  Contractors and Community Partners: Call 240-777-5122. First time registrants, please complete the form at the back of
   the Catalog.




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NUTS AND BOLTS OF ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES
Class ID#: 243221

Description
The purpose of this training is to provide information about Adult Protective Services to those working outside the APS unit.
This course will cover the law, the program, what constitutes a case and who is a client.

HHS Core Competencies: Accessing Resources; Expertise in Federal, State and Local Programs; Integrating Services.

Format: Didactic, class discussion, and case studies.

Intended Audience
Social workers, nurses, mental health workers, police, fire and rescue workers, anyone who works with persons at risk.

Objectives
Participants will:
      Understand the Adult Protective Services’ Law.
      Describe the areas investigated by APS.
      Define a vulnerable adult.
      Differentiate between an adult who is vulnerable and an adult who lacks capacity, and how these factors shape an
         investigation and outcome.
      Make a report.
      Define who is a mandated reporter.
      Identify the signs of abuse, neglect, financial exploitation, and self-neglect.
      Understand the “right to self determination” and what this means.

Continuing Education Credit:
3.0 Contact Hours, Category I

Instructor
Bonnie Klem, MSW, LCSW-C, Supervisor Adult Protective Services, Aging and Disability Services, Montgomery County DHHS

Date, Time, Location
October 4, 2012; 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Up County Regional Services Center – Suite 1100, Room 2, 12900 Middlebrook Road,
Germantown, MD
         Parking at Up County: Everyone attending training classes are asked to park in the DSW parking lot to keep
         spaces open for customers visiting the URSC. Thank you.

Registration: 9/26/2012
  MCG Employees: Ctrl+ Click Link On-line Registration
  Contractors and Community Partners: Call 240-777-5122. First time registrants, please complete the form at the back of
   the Catalog.




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NUTS AND BOLTS OF HHS: BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND CRISIS SERVICES
Class ID#: 243231

Description
This training is intended to orient HHS staff and community human services staff to the HHS BHCS service area and the broader
public behavioral health (mental health, substance abuse, and crisis and victim services) system in the County and State. The
follow topics will be examined using presentations, case scenarios and class discussion:

       Overview of BHCS services and the public behavioral health system.
       How to evaluate behavioral health needs and refer clients to services.
       Examples of collaboration and integration of BHCS services with other services.
       Best or Promising Practices and the future for behavioral health services.

HHS Core Competencies: Accessing Resources; Clinical; Expertise in Federal, State and Local Programs; Integrating Services

Format: Presentation of material, Case Scenarios, class discussion

Participants are encouraged to send a case example they would like to have discussed in advance of the program to
eugene.morris@montgomerycountymd.gov.

Intended Audience
Case Managers, social workers, program staff and therapists. Anyone who works with clients is encouraged to attend.

Objectives
Participants will:
      Increase understanding of the Behavioral Health system within DHHS.
      Identify providers of mental health and substance abuse services in the County, particularly for the uninsured and
         those with Medicaid.
      Screen for and refer to appropriate providers for behavioral health problems, including using key County HHS BHCS
         information, partnerships and safety net services.
      Understand new key developments in services for behavioral health clients, including integration of health and
         behavioral health, treatment of co-occurring conditions, screening and brief intervention, wellness and recovery-
         oriented interventions, etc.

Continuing Education Credit
3.0 Contact Hours; Category I

Instructor
Catherine McAlpine, PhD, LCSW-C, Manager, Contract Management and Recovery Oriented Systems of Care; Eugene S. Morris,
LCSW-C, Manager, Access to Behavioral Health Services; and Richard Schiffauer, BS, Program Manager, Behavioral Health
System Planning and Management

Date, Time, Location
November 8, 2012; 9:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m. – Executive Office Building (EOB), Auditorium - Lobby Level, 101 Monroe Street,
Rockville, MD

Registration: 11/01/2012
  MCG Employees: Ctrl+ Click Link On-line Registration
  Contractors and Community Partners: Call 240-777-5122. First time registrants, please complete the form
   at the back of the Catalog.
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ONSET OF CHILDHOOD SCHIZOPHRENIA
Class ID#: 243241

Description
Schizophrenia is rare in children; it is a rare disorder due to the fact that many children are mistakenly misdiagnosed with other
disorders such as, autism, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, or compulsive disorders. The purpose of this training is to
develop an understanding of the complex nature of diagnosing schizophrenia in children and teens.

HHS Core Competencies: Building Client-Worker Relationships; Human Growth and Development

Intended Audience
Clinicians working with children and adolescents

Objectives
Participants will:
 Learn about prodromal symptoms and the risk of schizophrenia.
 Understand the negative symptoms and cognitive impairment prevalent in schizophrenia.
 Learn the significant issues experienced by youngsters: medication side effects, feelings of shame, sense of failure in school,
     difficulty socializing, setting reasonable expectations for self, substance abuse and dangerous behaviors.
 Learn compensatory approaches to learning for this population.

Continuing Education Credit
3.0 Contact Hours; Category I

Instructor
Rachel Miller, PhD, LCSW, Clinical Social Worker and Research Coordinator, National Institutes of Mental Health

Date, Time, Location
September 12, 2012; 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. - Council Office Building (COB), Auditorium - Lower Level, 100 Maryland Avenue,
Rockville, MD

Registration: 9/3/2012
  MCG Employees: Ctrl+ Click Link On-line Registration
  Contractors and Community Partners: Call 240-777-5122. First time registrants, please complete the form at the back of
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PATHWAYS TO FINANCIAL EDUCATION PART 1: UNDERSTANDING MONEY AS A SOCIAL
CONSTRUCT
Class ID#: 243291

Description
Talking about money problems is never easy. This overview of financial education concepts will support HHS staff as they work
with customers around money management and financial decision-making. Participants will learn to identify personal values
related to finances, and explore how “money habits” affect decision-making. Using a strengths-based approach, presenters will
share practical tips and motivational techniques to help clients overcome barriers, while moving them forward in addressing
challenging financial problems. The class will cover financial management, including strategies to help clients maximize their
income and manage expenses, consider goal setting (needs vs. wants), strengthen Spending Plans (their family budget), avoid
common money traps, and take steps towards financial independence. Outside resources for financial education in the
community will also be identified.

HHS Core Competencies: Accessing Resources; Building Client-Worker Relationships; Cultural Competency; Social Foundations.

Format: Presentation, class discussion, learning exercises

We recommend taking this class prior to Pathways to Financial Education: Money Management and Decision Making in On-
going Case Management

Intended Audience
Social workers, case managers and others who assist those struggling with financial issues

Objectives
After attending this training, the participant will:
   Identify your own values related to finances, and how those effect your decision-making.                                          Comment [mej1]: Might be helpful to follow the
   Understand various barriers or taboos related to discussing core financial concepts, and review the triggers that identify th e   structure below: Income, Spending, Saving,
                                                                                                                                      Borrowing /Protecting
    possible signs when assisting a client.
   Demonstrate strategies which can be used to overcome barriers.
   Employ motivation techniques.
   Be aware of cultural considerations, generational, life cycle transitions, gender, and marital status values clarification.

Continuing Education Credit
3.0 Contact Hours; Category I

Instructor
Sue P. Rogan, Senior Consultant, Maryland CASH Academy; Jinhee Kim, University of Maryland Extension Program.

Date, Time, Location
September 11, 2012; 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. - Up County Regional Services Center – Suite 1100, Room 2, 12900 Middlebrook Road,
Germantown, MD
         Parking at Up County: Everyone attending training classes are asked to park in the DSW parking lot to keep
         spaces open for customers visiting the URSC. Thank you.

Registration: 09/03/2012
  MCG Employees: Ctrl+ Click Link On-line Registration
  Contractors and Community Partners: Call 240-777-5122. First time registrants, please complete the form at the back of
   the Catalog.
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PATHWAYS TO FINANCIAL EDUCATION PART 2: MONEY MANAGEMENT AND DECISION
MAKING IN CASE MANAGEMENT
Class ID#: 243301
Description
In this second installment of Pathways to Financial Education, the focus will be on skill-building and expanding on the
information discussed in the first class. The class will cover money management principles, engaging the client in decision-
making and tools and resources to help you work with the client. Format: Presentation, class discussion, learning exercises

We recommend taking Pathways to Financial Education Part 1: Understanding Money as a Social Construct before taking
this class.

Intended Audience
Social workers, case managers and others who assist those struggling with financial issues.

Objectives
After attending this training, the participant will:
Earning and Income
     Define concepts about paychecks, including deductions, taxes and work benefits so they can explain terms to clients.
     Discuss client’s goals and how to access awareness of appropriate referral sources                                              Comment [mej2]: Provide client direction to
     Develop an individualized plan for clients to access and manage cash and non-cash resources.                                    pursue add’l education? What about ESOL?
Spending                                                                                                                              Comment [mej3]: Major Class Activity?
   Understand core concepts of a spending plan (budget).                                                                             Comment [mej4]: Providing options? Assistance
     Suggest strategies to manage a spending plan, and utilize a model tracking tool.                                                for short-term financial needs?
     Assess clients’ spending patterns, help them differentiate between needs and wants; identify opportunities for change.          http://www.hocmc.org/fss2/hocfss.htm
     Educate clients regarding banking options, especially regarding predatory products.                                             Comment [mej5]: Major Class Activity?
     Employ communication strategies to effectively address clients spending patterns.
Borrowing/Protecting                                                                                                                  Comment [mej6]: Great experts in MCPD ready
     Understand core concepts about credit and protection from losses (benefits, costs, risks, debt, reports, and identity theft).   to present on this
     Educate clients about credit options, limits and terms, and about identity theft and scams.
     Recognize warning signs of debt overload and identity theft, practicing with examples.
     Access sample credit reports and interpret results; assess credit statements and identify opportunities for change.
     Employ communication strategies to help clients manage debt, including how to cancel cards, and work with collection
      agencies.
     Develop a credit management plan for clients, and link clients with opportunities for free or low-cost credit counseling
      services.

Continuing Education Credit
3.0 Contact Hours; Category I

Instructor
Sue P. Rogan, Senior Consultant, Maryland CASH Academy; Jinhee Kim, University of Maryland Extension Program.

Date, Time, Location
October 30, 2012; 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. - Up County Regional Services Center – Suite 1100, Room 2, 12900 Middlebrook
Road, Germantown, MD
          Parking at Up County: Everyone attending training classes are asked to park in the DSW parking lot to keep
          spaces open for customers visiting the URSC. Thank you.

Registration: 10/23/2012
  MCG Employees: Ctrl+ Click Link On-line Registration
     Contractors and Community Partners: Call 240-777-5122. First time registrants, please complete the form at the back of
      the Catalog.
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PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY
Class ID#: 243251

Description
This course will provide the basics of psychopharmacology in the management of children, adolescents, and adults with
psychiatric disorders. Focus will be clinical, with a review of the major medication types [antidepressants, anxiolytics, mood
stabilizers, antipsychotic, stimulants, sedatives, and cognitive enhancers] and a review of the psychopharmacology of major
disorders.

HHS Core Competencies to be covered include: Clinical

Format: The program is made up of two presentations, one on children and adolescents, and the other on adults including
seniors.

Intended Audience
Clinicians who have a need to know about the medications used in treating people with psychiatric disorders

Objectives
At the completion of the course, the participant will:
 Distinguish the major medication types used in psychiatry.
 Understand the applicability as to the common psychiatric disorders, and the major side effects of each type of medication.
 List the medications within each category.
 Identify the medications used for each disorder.
 Discuss concerns over the main side effect of each medication.

Continuing Education Credit
3.0 Contact Hours; Category I

Instructor
Gustavo Goldstein, MD, DFAPA, and Roger Peele, MD, DLFAPA, Behavioral Health and Crisis Services, Montgomery County
Department of Health and Human Services

Date, Time, Location
September 18, 2012; 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. - Council Office Building (COB), Auditorium - Lower Level, 100 Maryland Avenue,
Rockville, MD

Registration: 09/10/2012
  MCG Employees: Ctrl+ Click Link On-line Registration
  Contractors and Community Partners: Call 240-777-5122. First time registrants, please complete the form at the back of
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PTSD—IT’S ALL THE RAGE!
Class ID#: 241465

Description
This class will explore the etiology, physiology, and psychology of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In addition, the class
will focus on helping recent trauma victims protect themselves against the more devastating and enduring symptoms of PTSD.

HHS Core Competencies: Accessing Resources, Clinical, Interviewing, Assessment, and Documentation

Format: Presentation and discussion

Intended Audience
Social workers, therapists, case managers, nurses, other health care professionals.

Objectives
Participants will learn:
  Understand the origins and evolution of our understanding of PTSD.
  Describe what happens to brain physiology during a traumatic event.
  Assess and diagnose PTSD.
  Share ways individuals can shield themselves from the more distressing effects of PTSD.
  Identify treatment options.

Continuing Education Credit
3.0 Contact Hours; Category I

Instructor
Mary T. Witteried, LCPC, Therapist, and Dew Vaughn, LCSW-C, Therapist, Crisis Center, Behavioral Health and Crisis Services,
Montgomery County DHHS

Date, Time, Location
September 26, 2012; 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. - Up County Regional Services Center – Suite 1100, Room 2, 12900 Middlebrook
Road, Germantown, MD
        Parking at Up County: Everyone attending training classes are asked to park in the DSW parking lot to keep
        spaces open for customers visiting the URSC. Thank you.


Registration: 09/18/2012
  MCG Employees: Ctrl+ Click Link On-line Registration
  Contractors and Community Partners: Call 240-777-5122. First time registrants, please complete the form at the back of
   the Catalog.




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STAYING SAFE: GUIDELINES FOR THE OFFICE AND HOME VISITS
Class ID#: 243311

Description
This course is for HHS personnel to prevent/deter possible attacks on themselves while in the community providing services to
consumers and clients. Participants will learn how to keep safe and still deliver quality service.

HHS Core Competencies:          Professional Self-Care; Building Client-Worker Relationships; Interviewing, Assessment and
Documentation.

Format: Presentation

Intended Audience
Social workers and other HHS staff that come in contact with, and provides services to consumers and clients in a field
environment

Objectives
Participants will:
  Identify key signs of a potential attack.
  Be pre-emptive and have a plan.
  Utilize de-escalation techniques.
  Develop the “safe in, safe out” attitude.
  Identify the importance of documentation and being a “good witness”.

Continuing Education Credit
3.0 Contact Hours; Category I

Instructor
Officer Scott A Davis, Montgomery County Police, Crisis Intervention Team Coordinator

Date, Time, Location
November 15, 2012; 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Up County Regional Services Center, Suite 1100, Room 2, 12900 Middlebrook
Road, Germantown, MD
        Parking at Up County: Everyone attending training classes are asked to park in the DSW parking lot to keep
        spaces open for customers visiting the URSC. Thank you.

Registration: 11/07/2012
  MCG Employees: Ctrl+ Click Link On-line Registration
  Contractors and Community Partners: Call 240-777-5122. First time registrants, please complete the form at the back of
   the Catalog.




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TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE
Class ID#: 243261

Description
The purpose of this training is to enhance participant’s awareness of Traumatic Brain Injury as a public health issue in general,
as well as to provide specific information regarding brain injury as a co-occurring behavioral health disorder. Alcohol
intoxication is a factor in approximately one-third to one-half of hospitalizations due to traumatic brain injury. Researchers
have also found for adults and adolescents in rehabilitation, following a brain injury, as many as 60% of these individuals have
pre-morbid histories of alcohol use or dependence. Information shared in this training will provide participants with tools to
identify and support individuals living with Traumatic Brain Injury.

HHS Core Competencies: Clinical

Format: Presentation, video, and class discussion.

Intended Audience
Mental health, substance abuse and domestic violence professionals, as well as professionals working with individuals with
intellectual disabilities

Objectives
Participants will learn:
  Discuss the incidence and prevalence of Traumatic Brain Injury, especially those of mild or concussive brain injury,
     common co-occurring condition among individuals served by mental health, substance abuse, criminal justice and
     domestic violence service providers.
  List the types of brain injury and the common cognitive, behavioral and physical sequels of brain injury .
  To understand the relationship between substance abuse and brain injury and learn screening and interven tion tools and
     techniques recommended for individuals with brain injury and a co-occurring substance abuse disorder.
  Utilize a simple brain injury screening tool.
  Apply strategies, supports and resources to assist individuals living with Traumatic Brain Injury and their families.

Continuing Education Credit:
3.0 Contact Hours; Category I

Instructor
Anastasia Edmonston, MS CRC, Traumatic Brain Injury Projects Director, DHMH-MHA

Date, Time, Location
October 31, 2012; 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Council Office Building, Auditorium – Lower Level; 100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville,
MD 20850

Registration: 10/23/2012
  MCG Employees: Ctrl+ Click Link On-line Registration
  Contractors and Community Partners: Call 240-777-5122. First time registrants, please complete the form at the back of
   the Catalog.




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UNDERSTANDING THE FUNDAMENTALS OF THE IMMIGRATION SYSTEM
Class ID#: 243191

Description
This course provides grounding in the fundaments of the Immigration System in the United States. Bringing together attorneys
whose expertise in immigration law has been gained through 20+ years of experience, this panel will discuss the basic
information you need to understand where clients stand in the immigration process. Presentations will include Q&A sessions
to allow you an opportunity to receive responses from one or all of the panelists.

Format: Lecture and Q&A

Intended Audience
Social Workers, Therapists and any HHS staff or community partners who interface with immigration clients.

Objectives
At the end of this class, participants will be able to:
      Discuss the U.S. immigration system knowledgeably, and provide an overview of it, - Get grounding in the
         fundamentals of the United States immigration system;
      - Learn the truth about common myths associated with immigration;
      - Get overall including the different kinds of visas and their requirements.
      DefineU.S. immigration system and learn basic immigration terms.;                                                        Formatted: Font: Calibri, 10 pt
      Differentiate between common myths about immigration, and the truth.                                                     Formatted: Bulleted + Level: 1 + Aligned at:
      Interpret - Learn how to “read” visas, work permits, “green cards,” and other basic immigration documents..              0.25" + Tab after: 0.5" + Indent at: 0.5", Tab
      Relate how immigration policies and laws affect the individual.                                                          stops: 0.8", Left
      Refer clients appropriately to qualified immigration law providers.                                                      Formatted: Font: Calibri, 10 pt, Not Bold
      Talk to clients in the mental health setting to allay some of their fears, and refer them appropriately.                 Formatted: Bulleted + Level: 1 + Aligned at:
                                                                                                                                0.25" + Tab after: 0.5" + Indent at: 0.5", Tab
Continuing Education Credit                                                                                                     stops: 0.8", Left
3.0 Contact Hours; Category I                                                                                                   Formatted: Font: Calibri, 10 pt
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Instructor(s)
Donna C. Becker, Attorney at Law, Private Attorney; Anne M. Mitchell, Esq., Mitchell & Dunn, Alexandria, Virginia; Amy Yergy,
Immigration Attorney, Catholic Charities Immigration Services

Date, Time, Location
September 25, 2012, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. - Executive Office Building (EOB), Auditorium - Lobby Level, 101 Monroe Street,
Rockville, MD

Registration Deadline: 9/16/2012
  MCG Employees: Ctrl+ Click Link On-line Registration
  Contractors and Community Partners: Call 240-777-5122. First time registrants, please complete the form at the back of
   the Catalog.




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WELLNESS PLANNING AND RECOVERY SUPPORT: AN EMERGING PHILOSOPHY OF CARE
Class ID#: 243281

Description
This workshop will provide an overview and introduction to Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) and Recovery Support
Services as part of the shift in Maryland’s approach to services for people with mental health, substance use and co-occurring
disorders. The focus is on supporting individual recovery and wellness within a system of care, with enhanced “recovery
capital” using personal, family, spiritual and community connections. Learn more about treatment of chronic illness and
integrated service planning where the recoveree is an engaged partner.

HHS Core Competencies: Building Client-Worker Relationships; Clinical; Expertise in Federal, State and Local Programs;
Integrating Services; Interviewing, Assessment and Documentation.

Format: Presentation, small group discussion, case examples and class discussion

Intended Audience
Counselors, social workers, supervisors and managers. Training is open to Community Partners with BHCS.

Objectives
 Understand the guiding principles and philosophy of WRAP and Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC).
 Identify wellness domains and how individual, family, community and spiritual aspects of recovery intersect.
 Practice applying wellness planning tools in small group exercises.
 Identify organization protocols that both support and hinder wellness planning and service integration.
 Practice skills in motivational interviewing to support recoveree’s participation in wellness planning and action.

Continuing Education Credit
3.5 Contact Hours; Category I

Instructor
Kim Allen, Program Manager, Behavioral Health Planning and Management; and Catherine McAlpine, Ph.D., LCSW-C, Manager
Behavioral Health Contracts Unit and Recovery-oriented Systems of Care, Montgomery County Department of Health and
Human Services

Date, Time, Location
October 26, 2012; 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Red Brick Courthouse, Training Center, Room 106, 29 Courthouse Square, Rockville,
MD

Registration Deadline: 10/11/2012
  MCG Employees: Ctrl+ Click Link On-line Registration
  Contractors and Community Partners: Call 240-777-5122. First time registrants, please complete the form at the back of
   the Catalog.




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WORKING WITH CLIENTS WITH BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER
Class ID#: 243151

Description
Mental Health Clinicians have strong feelings that are evoked based on the behavioral patterns exhibited by individuals with
Borderline Personality Disorder. The latest research on Borderline Personality Disorder, including the new definition outlined in
DSM-5, will be presented In order to assist the clinician to accurately assess and understand these behavioral patterns.
Strategies for intervention will be presented, including medications.

HHS Core Competencies: Clinical

Intended Audience
Mental Health Clinicians and others who work with individuals with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder

Objectives
Participants will develop an understanding (or better understanding) of:
          The definition of Borderline Personality Disorder as outlined in DSM-5.
          Discuss new research into biological etiology of BPD.
          List assessment questions that assist the practitioner to determine whether the individual is exhibiting behavior
              and thoughts that are consistent with BPD.
          Discuss the most effective therapeutic approach to an individual with BPD.
          List the medications to treat the target symptoms of BPD.
          Identify practical interventions that can reduce some of the anxiety and impulsive symptoms commonly exhibited
              by an individual with BPD.

Continuing Education Credit
3.0 Contact Hours; Category I

Instructor
Pamela Marcus, RN, APRN/PMH-BC, Private Practice, Upper Marlboro, Maryland, and Associate Professor of Nursing Prince
George’s Community College

Date, Time, Location
December 6, 2012; 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. - Executive Office Building (EOB), Auditorium - Lobby Level, 101 Monroe Street,
Rockville, MD

Registration: 11/30/2012
  MCG Employees: Ctrl+ Click Link On-line Registration
  Contractors and Community Partners: Call 240-777-5122. First time registrants, please complete the form at the back of
   the Catalog.




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                                                        REQUEST TO CREATE TRAINING RECORD

                                                        Center for Continuous Learning

Before you can register for CCL classes, we need to create a Training Record for you in our Training System. Please comple te
the entire form. Missing information may delay your registration.


#1 Have you registered for a CCL class before?
    YES - Do NOT submit this form. Call the Automated Training Line, 240-777-5122 to register for classes.
    NO - Complete the information below to create your Training Record and register for initial classes.
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Special Accommodations: OHR will make every effort to provide accessibility to training opportunities for individuals with
disabilities. To request accommodations, please call 240-777-5046 at least two weeks prior to the class starting date.

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