Upcoming Workshops

ICPN team members have been providing onsite-learning opportunities since the inception of the program. In 2015, ICPN launched the Professional Development Initiative to benefit members of the community and provider agencies. Since this time, both members of ICPN and outside speakers have offered Professional Development Workshops and Learning Experiences throughout the state of Illinois. All topics are based on observed trends in the field in an effort to provide support to staff and community members working with adults and children with challenging behaviors and/or medical difficulties. Goals of this initiative include increasing the education to those who take care of and provide services, providing relevant tools, and attempting to shift the focus of treatment away from crisis, and work towards prevention.

De-Escalation Strategies & Positive Interaction

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

De-escalation is an important skill to learn and maintain in order to assist the people we serve in regulating emotions when a behavior plan is either absent or does not address a new challenging behavior. This session will review the safety and teach the steps to de-escalate when conflict occurs. We will also define and discuss the importance of building rapport and maintaining positive interactions throughout our work. The better relationships we have with the people we serve, the better quality of life we can provide for them!

Continuing Education for: Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional (QIDP), Licensed Nursing Home Administrator (LNHA), Licensed Occupational Therapist (OT), Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA), Licensed Physical Therapist (PT) and Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA), Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Social Worker (LSW), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Advanced Practice Nurse (ANP), Registered Nurse (RN) & Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).