ODP Communication Number 089-18 invites People with Disabilities, Family Members, Supports Coordinators (SCs) and SC Supervisors, Provider Staff, Administrative Entity Staff, and Organizational Leadership to participate in ODP-approved Dual Diagnosis Training curriculum. The Dual Diagnosis Curriculum is part of a joint initiative of The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) and ODP to address the needs of people who have an intellectual disability as well as mental health challenges.
The statewide Residential Strategic Thinking Workgroup, Regional Clinical Directors and Benjamin Settlement implementation leads have recommended that this training be broadly available in order to ensure that the ODP stakeholder community is more knowledgeable and equipped to meet the needs of individuals and ensure ongoing health and safety. This training is now also required for newly enrolled Residential Habilitation providers in order to expand the clinical capacity of community providers.
ODP Announcement Number 091-18 informs stakeholders that an additional Waiver Amendment Webinar has been scheduled in order to accommodate the amount of interested parties requesting attendance in the first webinar that was announced for October 17,2018. Due to that session being full, a second session will now be available on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Use this link to register.
Contact Carol Ferenz, RCPA IDD Division Director, with any questions.