Residential Staff Training Series



This 8 session series is intended to support the system transformation goals of the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services and to enhance the skills of staff working in Residential Settings with individuals who have behavioral health diagnoses. The series will be facilitated using a professional development model based on Learning Community, which embraces many of the values of recovery-oriented, trauma-informed transformation. The series will provide an overview of transformations currently under way in Philadelphia’s Residential Service system, and teach trainees concepts and skills that will help them to work effectively in this changing context

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • To become familiar with the current transformations taking place in Residential Services in Philadelphia
  • To learn and/or reinforce Recovery concepts as they pertain to Residential Services
  • To develop skills for implementing Recovery-oriented Residential Services
  • To develop skills which are consistent with system transformation initiatives and priorities

Intended Audience:

This series is designed for staff working directly with individuals in mental health residential settings within the greater Philadelphia area. There are no academic pre-requisites required to attend this series.

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Completion Requirements:

Participants must attend entire series and complete a course evaluation in order to receive credits