Class Descriptions

Alta Mira Orientation

Alta Mira Orientation provides information about a variety of topics, including (but not limited to) the following: history of the DD Waiver; Alta Mira services and expectations; incident management; universal precautions; proper lifting; HIPAA guidelines; sexual harassment; fire extinguisher safety; and workplace violence. 

EMS Safety- First Aid/CPR/AED

First Aid is the initial care given to someone who is injured or suddenly becomes ill before more advanced medical care arrives.  The goal of this course is to expose you to some realistic emergencies, and give you the knowledge and skills needed to respond safely and effectively. 

The price of this class is $35.00.
DOH-Developed Face to Face ANE

This training educates participants regarding what 7.1.14 NMAC requires for reporting abuse, neglect and exploitation, how to keep people safe, and what is required of all as mandatory reporters.  It is based on the need to “break the culture” of Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation (ANE), and place the focus on protecting individuals at risk.

ANE Online Refresher

This on-line refresher course serves as an alternative to the in-person, six-hour classroom training offered by certified ANE trainers.  The course enhances students’ ability to recognize possible abuse and includes real examples of reports made to DHI’s Hotline.  The course also re-familiarizes participants with the New Mexico Administrative Code (NMAC) which outlines roles and responsibilities for mandatory reporting of ANE.  This refresher course is only for those who have successfully completed the in-person version and who are in need of annual recertification.

www.cdd.unm.edu/dhpd/programs/learnportal/courses/ane-refresher.html

Pre-Service

This course is designed to address many of the Pre-Service level requirements for direct support staff and their supervisors.  The module is divided into three sections with a written competency following each section.  These sections are Advocacy & Rights, Communication and Behavior, and Person-Centered Planning. 

The price of this class is $40.00.
Foundation for Health and Wellness

Foundation for Health and Wellness provides basic information on health topics such as emergency, acute and health maintenance situations; observing for medication effects; specialized diets; aspiration, medical emergency response plans; dental care; seating and positioning; seizure intervention; and promoting health of individuals receiving services.

The price of this class is $40.00.
Indications of Illness and Injury

This on-line course contains valuable information about recognizing signs and symptoms of six conditions that can lead to serious illness or death for people with developmental disabilities.

http://www.cdd.unm.edu/dhpd/programs/learnportal/courses/indications-of-illness-and-injury/index.html

One-Day Person-Centered Planning in New Mexico

One-Day Person-Centered Planning in New Mexico provides information about a variety of topics, including (but not limited to) the following: person-centered philosophy; the importance of developing support networks; the value of assessment; how to participate in the ISP process; the development of meaningful vision statements, desired outcomes, action plans, individual-specific training requirements, and teaching and support strategies.

The price of this class is $40.00.
Assisting with Medication Delivery (AWMD)

This two-day Assisting with Medication Delivery course provides basic information about medication (including medication names, formulations, how medications can affect the body, etc.), levels of assistance with medication, proper procedures for assisting with medication, teaching/support techniques, and observation/reporting/documentation procedures.

The price of this class is $40.00.
Assisting with Medication Delivery (AWMD) – RECERTIFICATION

This one-day Assisting with Medication Delivery – Recertification course provides information about levels of assistance with medication, proper procedures for assisting with medication, teaching/support techniques, and observation/reporting/documentation procedures.

The price of this class is $25.00.
Participatory Communication and Choice-Making (PCCM)

Participatory Communication and Choice-Making provides practical information about how to effectively support individuals with communication challenges (and other assistive technology needs), identify appropriate supports, access resources and fully integrate supports into both the ISP document and all appropriate environments and routines desired by the individual.  The module covers environmental supports, positioning, and assistive technologies that enhance and increase opportunities for communication and participation in the normal routines and rhythms of daily life.  The participatory approach is defined and explained with a focus on application. 

The price of this class is $40.00.
Advocacy 101

Advocacy 101 provides information about effective advocacy for individuals receiving services, including strategies for promoting self-advocacy.  The module also addresses specific state rules and regulations pertaining to individuals with developmental disabilities who live in New Mexico, explaining rights and responsibilities to individuals, supporting individuals to make informed decisions including healthcare decisions, incident reporting requirements, and accessing technical assistance.

The price of this class is $40.00.
Positive Behavior Support Strategies

Positive Behavior Support Strategies provides information about positive behavior support philosophy, the holistic assessment process, the integration of behavioral therapy recommendations into the ISP, general behavior support strategies, and available resources for interdisciplinary teams.

The price of this class is $40.00.
Teaching and Supports Strategies

This training module introduces direct support staff and their supervisors to teaching methods and support strategies used for teaching skills.  The teaching process is an important component of individualized service planning, and in assisting individuals with developmental disabilities to gain the skills needed to reach individual visions.

The price of this class is $40.00.
Handle with Care

Some individuals with positive behavior support plans (PBSP) and behavioral crisis intervention plans (BCIP) require additional support and guidance.  Handle with Care training covers both verbal and physical de-escalation techniques based on recommendations from the interdisciplinary team (IDT).  Note: Appropriate attire must be worn for this class.  This includes, but is not limited to, clothing that you can move around in easily and gym shoes with laces.  If these requirements are not met, you must reschedule and attend class at a later date.

The price of this class is $50.00.

If you need assistance in registering for any of Alta Mira’s classes, contact:
Sean Murphy
Training Manager
Email: SMurphy@AltaMiraNM.org

or call (505) 366-2131

Alternatively, you can register through the Alta Mira reception desk at (505) 262-0801.

Please note that dates and costs are subject to change without notice.  With the exception of Parenting Classes, classes and trainings are limited to Alta Mira staff and contractors only.