Free trainings and assistance are provided to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD), and to caregivers, service providers and county staff. Health-related trainings for caregivers and individuals are offered by our registered nurses. Contact the regional nurse to discuss training opportunities specific to your needs in your county. Refer to the Training Index to review training topics available. Trainings are not limited to what is outlined in the Training Index.
Positive Practices Committee (PPC)
Positive Practices is comprised of state, regional, and county workgroups whose focus is to explore and expand local capacity, training, resources, cross system collaboration, and how to meet the needs of the local community, particularly for those individuals who are considered most challenging and those with a dual diagnosis (IDD).
The committee’s mission is “To improve people’s lives by increasing local capacity to provide supports to individuals with mental health and behavioral challenges by promoting the guiding principles of Positive Approaches, Everyday Lives and the Recovery Movement through the Department of Public Welfare system collaboration.”
These PPC meetings are open to providers of behavioral health and intellectual disability services. Case reviews and updates are always welcomed. Registration is not required.
PPC meetings will be held on the fourth Tuesday of every other month (February, April, June, August and October) and hosted at various locations. The next PPC meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 24, 10 a.m. to noon at Northumberland County Human Services Building, 217 N. Center St., Sunbury, PA 17801.
We finalized our Dementia Resource Packet which includes resources around best practices related to persons with major neurocognitive disorder and mild neurocognitive disorder. Recently, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) released the fifth edition of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). Dementia Resource Toolkit. Contact your HCQU nurse for further information and/or training. All other inquiries can be sent to HCQU@geisinger.edu