Professional Training

Clearbrook and albatross spring 2019 webinar series

Clearbrook and Albatross Training Solutions are proud to present our Spring 2019 Webinar Series. Earn up to 12 QIDP CEUs right at your desk! Multiple staff can participate with just one affordable log-on. All webinars take place on Thursdays from 10:30am-12:30pm.

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Organization Ideas for the Overwhelmed

March 21, 2019

Qs these days are juggling more than ever: increased caseloads, paperwork requirements that don’t seem to stop changing and growing, supervising support workers who are battling burn out from all the turnover, and training more new staff than ever before. This informative webinar will not add to your overwhelmed feeling! Instead, you will get quick, easy takeaways that can help you feel less frazzled and ensure you’re getting it all done.

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Rethinking Staff Motivation and Retention

April 4, 2019

We are in the midst of the worst staffing crisis we’ve ever seen. How do we retain employees when we are so short on staff? How do we change our on- boarding process to get staff in the door and keep them? This webinar will teach you viable alternatives to currently- utilized motivational practices on 3 levels: individual, interpersonal, and organizational. Learn to create a “better team” that is not focused on negativity or a lack of money and technology but instead on making a difference.

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Helping Families Decide If a Service Dog is Right for Them

April 25, 2019

Service dogs and emotional support animals are everywhere these days. Who can they help? What can they do (and what can’t they do)? How do people pay for them? Where do you start looking? Before a family makes the decision to bring a service dog home, some hard questions need to be asked and answered. This session gives professionals those questions, and discusses the implications of all the possible answers, so you can best support the family in making the right decision for them.

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What in the LGBTQ? A Discussion on Queer Culture

May 9, 2019

As providers, we want to serve all individuals who meet our services requirements, regardless of sexual identity, gender, or expression, right? In this webinar, we’ll discuss:

  • What is LGBTQIA? Breaking this acronym into smaller, digestible pieces.
  • The Gay Agenda- to live happy and marry who we love, just like you.
  • Does my sex match my brain? Intro to Transsexuality
  • What kind of funding is available for LGTBQ providers?
  • LGBTQ etiquette – Can I call you a “Queer?”
  • How do I make my facility more LGBTQ inclusive for staff and clients?

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Mental Illness in Individuals with IDD: Part One

May 23, 2019

The increasing number of individuals with dual diagnosis of mental illness (MI) and intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD) in the IDD system, coupled with a lack of staff training on how to work with the complex and sometimes challenging behaviors these individuals present, lead us to ask ourselves, “Are we recognizing mental health issues in individuals with IDD? And if so, are we meeting these individuals’ needs?”

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Mental Illness in Individuals with IDD: Part Two

June 13, 2019

Part 1: Prevalence, Steps to Diagnosis, What mental illnesses look like in IDD, and Anxiety Disorders in IDD

Part 2: Schizophrenia, Mood Disorders, Treatment challenges and effective strategies for intervention, Medication overview, and What Qs and DSPs can do to support individuals right now

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