DDA Community Residential Services Training Update

Residential Service Providers Training & Information Updates

June 2019

Keeping current with training requirements

All staff working with clients in the following DDA residential programs must comply with the mandatory training requirements per RCW 74.39A:

  • Supported Living,
  • Group Homes,
  • Group Training Homes,
  • Children’s Licensed Staff Residential,
  • Alternative Living,
  • Companion Homes and
  • State Operated Living Alternative (SOLA).

Rules for the training requirements are contained in Chapter 388-829 WAC and additional standards for the adult residential programs are contained in Chapter 388-101D WAC.

Upcoming training opportunities

Train-the-trainer Calendar

Courses are available region-wide, monthly. Every other month the Residential 40-hour CORE and Train-the-trainer Continuing Education (CE) series interchange. 

40 hour CORE Train-the-Trainer to become a qualified trainer – Tacoma

July 22-26, 2019 (12 slots available per class)

  • Location: Tacoma (Venue TBD)
  • Trainer: Jesse Summer-Lavigne
  • Register

Attendance is required the entire week to become a certified trainer.

Train-the-Trainer CE Series (Rescheduled from June)

July 15-19, 2019 (12 slots per class available)

  • Location: Spokane (Venue TBD)
  • Trainer: Kylie and Daytona (Assist Residential Services, Inc.)
  • Monday: Beyond Mandated Reporting
  • Tuesday: Generations in the Workplace/Unconscious Bias
  • Wednesday: Beyond First Aid: Recognizing and Responding to Medical Emergencies
  • Thursday: Buzz for Adult Learning/Peer Coaching (Day 1)
  • Friday: Peer Coaching (Day 2)
  • Register

Residential Seminar Series: Creating, Contributing and Working in a Positive Enviroment. August 13-14, 2019

  • Location: Wenatchee DSHS Office (Conference Rooms A and B), 50 Simon St. SE, Wenatchee
  • Catered breakfast, lunch and dessert reception included!
  • August 13, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Join Presenter Alena Yastchenko as she trains on Building Positive Working Relationships through Motivational Interviewing and Emotional Intelligence.
  • August 14, 9 a.m. to noon - Join Renee Smith and she presents research on how the concept of “Love” can transform the workplace.
  • Register

Technical Support Monthly Webinars

Please join us for the monthly Trainer Support Webinar. The webinars offer:

  • Answers to frequently asked questions
  • Clarifications on training requirements
  • Opportunities for live interaction with peers

Register now for the next webinar scheduled Friday, June 30, 10 a.m. to noon

Summer Training Contacts

For training needs or questions from June 27 through July 22, 2019, contact the Training Unit Manager.

For other training opportunities and CE courses, please visit the DDA provider training opportunities page.

To announce training opportunities within your agency, contact Linda GilInclude the following information:

  • Title of training
  • Dates/times, location (with address)
  • Speaker/presenter
  • Contact information for training registration
  • Is this approved for CE?
  • Who can attend?

For all other training questions contact Sarah Blanchette, Residential Provider Training Manager.