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From DSM to DM-ID

The Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disability has published “From DSM to DM-ID” by Robert J. Fletcher, Jarrett Barnhill, Jane McCarthy, and Andre Strydom.  Click here to read this article.

New from the NADD Press

Mental Health Approaches to Intellectual/Developmental Disability: A Resource for Trainers - by Robert J. Fletcher, Daniel Baker, Juanita St Croix, & Melissa Cheplic (also, accompanying Trainee Workbook)

Breaking Down Silos: Innovation in Dual Diagnosis Systemsby Brandi Braud Kelly

The Way of the Support Workerby Kevin Alexander

Free webinar on “Mental Health Courts and Individuals with I/DD: A Criminal Justice Solution?”

Presented by the Arc.  Click here for information and to register.

Support for FDA Proposal to Ban Electric Shock for Behavior Control

In a letter signed by Founder and CEO Dr. Robert J. Fletcher, NADD has made known its support for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposal to ban electrical stimulation devices used to treat aggressive or self-injurious behavior. Click here to read letter.

Free Training – Trauma Informed Care for Individuals with IDD

The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) is offering a free online course, “Trauma-Informed Care for Individuals with Intellectual or Developmental Disability (IDD).” Click here.

Two New Trauma Videos

Two new videos, “Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and Trauma” and “Safety Without Seclusion and Restraint,” have been added to the web-based, video-enhanced trauma resource tool titled “Trauma Informed Care: Perspectives and Resources,” which was originally released in 2014. To learn more, click here.

Rob’s Corner

Check out what NADD’s CEO has been doing recently.  Click here.

Find Out All About the NADD Accreditation Program

Click here to view this free webinar.

To read an article published in the NADD Bulletin about the NADD Accreditation and Certification Programs, click here.

Click the “News” tab, above, for more news and updates about NADD and the latest in the field.

 

 

Seeking Articles for the NADD Bulletin

NADD seeks articles for the NADD Bulletin.  Click here.

NADD 33rd Annual Conference & Exhibit Show-2016

November 2 – November 4, 2016
Sheraton on the Falls Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Click here for information.

NADD State of Ohio 14th Annual Conference

September 19 – September 20, 2016
Crowne Plaza Columbus North Hotel, Columbus, Ohio
Click here for information.

NADD Membership Offer

NADD offers an introductory rate of $99 for new members.

NADD has reduced the new individual member fee from $135 to $99.  This is a savings of more than 25% available for new NADD members.   Memberships purchased now are good until December 31, 2016.

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Click here to read about the benefits of NADD membership.

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Online Courses

NADD and Relias Learning offer online courses with continuing education credit.  Click here for details.

Help NADD While You Shop on Amazon

You can help out NADD while shopping on Amazon.com.

At no cost to you, Amazon will donate .5% of your purchase to NADD.  Click here or go to smile.amazon.com and select NADD as your charity.

 

Training, Certification, & Accreditation

Training

NADD has over thirty years experience of providing state-of-the-art training on many topics concerning services for individuals with a dual diagnosis.  This training can be tailored to the educational needs of the organization requesting the training.

Additionally, we can provide several days of training, using a train-the-trainer model. A variety of state-of-the-art clinical practices can be covered through 10 training modules. Materials available include a train-the-trainer textbook that includes a thumbdrive of all the content. Additionally a trainee workbook is available.

This training is based on Mental Health Approaches to Intellectual/Developmental Disability: A Resource for Trainers by Robert J. Fletcher, Daniel Baker, Juanita St. Croix, and Melissa Cheplic.  Click here.

Certification

NADD offers three competency based certification programs for personnel. These are 1) Clinical Certification, 2) Direct Support Professional Certification and 3) Specialist Certification (this is for case managers, service coordinators, supervisors, managers, residential and vocational staff, etc.) For information about NADD Certification Programs, click here.

Accreditation

Programs which include services for persons with a dual diagnosis (IDD/MI) might be eligible to apply for the NADD Accreditation. NADD accredited programs have demonstrated quality services as measured by NADD accreditation standards. For information about NADD Accreditation, click here.

Benefits

As a result of NADD trainings, certifications, and/or accreditation, it is expected that we will see improved outcomes for clients who use the services. Additionally the anticipated outcome will include fewer hospitalizations, fewer emergency room visits and less need for other crisis intervention services. This should significantly reduce costs.

Inquiries about training can be made to:

Dr. Robert Fletcher, NADD Founder & CEO
Email: rfletcher@thenadd.org
Phone: (845) 331-4336