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Seven Hills Family Services' Family Support Centers are pleased to have received funding from the Health Foundation of Central MA to purchase audio visual equipment and video production equipment to record and post family training videos on our website to enhance access for families who are unable to attend in person. More trainings will be added here as they become available.

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Safety and the IEP: Advocacy, Goals, and Being Prepared Training

Safety and the IEP: Advocacy, Goals, and Being Prepared Training

This training video features tips and strategies on how to create an IEP for your child that is focused on safety. Presented on 12/1/20 by Carrie Noseworthy of “A Safer Me”. ( Note: English and Spanish captions included)

La seguridad y el IEP: defensa, metas y preparación.

Este video de capacitación presenta consejos y estrategias sobre cómo crear un IEP para su hijo que se centre en la seguridad. Presentado el 1/12/20 por Carrie Noseworthy de “A Safer Me”.

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Anxiety Training with Brendan Mahan, M. Ed, M.S

Anxiety Training with Brendan Mahan, M. Ed, M.S

This training video provides helpful information on how to navigate anxiety and ADHD in everyday life. Presented on 12/8/20 by Brendan Mahar of ADHD Essentials. (Note: English and Spanish captions included)

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Healthcare Rights for Immigrants/Derechos de Salud Para Los Inmigrantes

Healthcare Rights for Immigrants

Este video de capacitación ofrece información importante sobre los derechos de atención médica de los inmigrantes durante la pandemia y más allá. Presentado en español el 23/11/20 por María González de Healthcare for ALL.

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Self Directing Your Supports – Charting the LifeCourse

Self Directing Your Supports – Charting the LifeCourse

This training video describes how to design and plan self directed supports using the Charting the LifeCourse tools. Presented on 4/7/20 by Robin Foley of Seven Hills Family Services.

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Zoom 101: A Basic Tutorial

Zoom 101: A Basic Tutorial

This training video provides guidance on how to navigate zoom for new users. 
Presented by Peter Demko of Seven Hills Foundation. 
 

Zoom 101: un tutorial básico

Este video tutorial explica cómo acceder al Calendario de actividades de Seven Hills, registrarse en uno de nuestros entrenamientos de Zoom programados, y cómo configurar el audio y video de su computadora para conferencias virtuales.

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Guardianship and Alternatives Training

Guardianship and Alternatives

This training video provides information on guardianship and conservatorship from the perspective of Tom Alessi and Craig Richardson of the Moody Street Group. Presented on 10/26/20.

Capacitación sobre tutela y alternativas

Este video de capacitación brinda información sobre la tutela y la tutela desde la perspectiva de Tom Alessi y Craig Richardson del Moody Street Group. Presentado el 26/10/20.

Subtítulos en español

Charting the LifeCourse Training 2

Charting the LifeCourse Training 2

Charting the life course frame work was created by families to help individuals with disabilities and families of all abilities, and all ages develop a vision for a good life. Think about what they need to know and do, identify how to find and develop supports, and discover what it takes to live the life they want to live. Robin Foley will present an overview of charting the Life Course. Learn how to utilize tools in creating a life vision for the future of your loved one. The training is geared toward helping make choices, explore options, and life experiences to consider as you “pilot a course to a full meaningful life.

Understanding the IEP and Advocating For Your Loved One

Understanding the IEP and Advocating For Your Loved One

Gayle Green presents a training on Understanding the IEP and Advocating For Your Loved One.

 

 

 

RCAP Loan Modification and Section 8

RCAP Loan Modification and Section 8

Presented by RCAP Solutions, this video provides a basic overview of the many housing assistance programs available to families and individuals. Topics covered include RAFT/ERMA Funding Programs, HomeBASE, Home Modification Loan Program (HMLP), Rental Assistance Programs, Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP),Veterans Affairs Supported Housing (VASH), the Familuy Self Sufficiency Program (FSS), and more. Visit RCAP solutions at https://www.rcapsolutions.org

Frequently Used Forms and Informational Brochures (PDF Downloads)

Formularios y folletos informativos de uso frecuente (descargas en PDF)

A Guide to The Differences: Guardianship, Healthcare Proxy & Power of Attorney

Join Betsy Johnson of the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services (DDS) as she explains the differences between guardianship, a healthcare proxy and power of attorney. In this audio recording, you'll learn how these important legal designations impact you and your loved ones.

 

Transition from School to Adult Life: Using the IEP To Create Success

Transition Training with Johanne Pino


This workshop will address the transition planning and services required for youth with disabilities ages 14-22, including a focus on transition services during COVID-19. The training will focus on the transition special education services needed to prepare youth for employment, independent living, and further education, including guidance and strategies to address transition needs during the pandemic. Through the use of case examples, parents and professionals will learn strategies that can help students receive important transition services mandated by special education laws, preparing youth to live, learn, and work in the community when they exit special education. The workshop will also focus on the transition to the adult human service system process. Parents and professionals will gain an understanding of Chapter 688, the federal law that helps plan for youth with disabilities after they leave school, as well as transition to the adult human service system. Presenter: Johanne Pino Project Coordinator, Massachusetts Advocates for Children. Recorded by Johanne Pino on 3/29/2021

The Power of Healthcare Proxy with Betsy Johnson

Healthy Sexuality and Relationships training presented by Patricia Carney

Pat Carney has more than thirty years’ experience in human services working with people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. Starting out as a direct support professional, Ms. Carney is currently a Training Technician in the Office of Learning and Development in the Central/West region of the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services. As a trainer and advocate, her focus areas are sexuality education for individuals served, staff development in the areas of sexuality, and human rights of people with I/DD. For Ms. Carney, sexuality and human rights are inseparable parts of a larger discussion acknowledging the humanity and personhood of individuals with I/DD. Pat has published articles in national disability publication, and presented on sexuality and rights regionally, nationally and internationally. Pat has a M.Ed. in Health Education and is a matriculating Ph.D. candidate at the University of Massachusetts Boston, in the School of Global Inclusion and Social Development. Join us as Pat leads an insightful conversation on strategies for talking to our loved ones with disabilities about healthy relationships, sex, and living a productive adult life.

Additional Resources About Healthy Sexuality

 

 

 

 

Transition Information Fair

Transition Information Webinar Hosted by Seven Hills Family Services of North Central and DDS.

This webinar was recorded September 30 and features information about the services and resources available to families and their loved ones approaching transition age.