November 19, 2019 (2 – 3 p.m. EST)
Project SEARCH Year 1: Roadblocks, Detours and Success
This presentation will explore challenges that are commonly encountered with starting a Project SEARCH Program. Challenges such as securing a host business site to recruitment of a program that many were unfamiliar with to the inclusion of a blended program that includes high school and adult interns will be addressed. In addition, intern case studies/narratives including family involvement, mental health and possible termination will be discussed.
December 10, 2019 (2 – 3 p.m. EST)
Suicide Prevention 101: The Perception of Happiness
In this webinar you will learn how to talk about suicide, and you will learn about the myths and facts about suicide. We will learn what to look for in assessing your Project SEARCH students (and others) for suicide risk. We will walk you through what to do when a student (or anyone) displays concerning behaviors and how to help them find resources and access those resources.
January 21, 2020 (2 – 3 p.m. EST)
Understanding and Managing Work Related Anxiety
We will discuss the difference between normal anxiety and clinical anxiety and explore a psycho-educational workshop that works to develop a shared language around anxiety with interns and Project SEARCH staff, basic management strategies and a means for problem solving interns’ issues relating to normal workplace anxiety.
February 11, 2020 (2 – 3 p.m. EST)
Getting Fit – Bit by Bit!
The Project SEARCH program at Children’s Hospital Colorado is in its second year of implementing a robust health and wellness model which is an expansion of the existing Health Matters curriculum. Outcomes for this model are indicating behavior change that is sustainable as program participants are transitioning into employment, and ideally these healthy habits will continue throughout their lives.
April 14, 2020 (2 – 3 p.m. EST)
The “Caring for Adults with Disabilities Study”
This webinar addresses the health promotion needs of transition-age adults with developmental disabilities. These health promotion needs are similar to those of other young adults entering college and the workforce, yet a lack of accessible health promotion campaigns for transition-age persons with developmental disabilities exist.
May 12, 2020 (2 – 3 p.m. EST)
Using the Health Matters Curriculum with the Project SEARCH Program Model
Health and fitness are critical to achieving and maintaining competitive employment. With this in mind, we have developed guidelines for integrating the Health Matters curriculum into the Project SEARCH program year. The guidelines align Health Matters lesson plans with the 8 subject areas of the Project SEARCH course of study and provide a week-by-week blueprint for curriculum delivery. In this presentation we will discuss the guideline document and share knowledge gained through a pilot trial of the curriculum guidelines at 10 Project SEARCH sites throughout Ohio.
There is no cost for these webinars; registration is required; CEUs are not offered for these webinars.
For disability accommodations email Jasmina Sisirak (firstname.lastname@example.org) at least 10 days before the webinars.
The webinars are hosted by the HealthMatters ProgramTM in partnership with Project SEARCH® and funded by The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Developmental Disabilities and Health (RRTCDD). The RRTCDD is funded through United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living (ACL), National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), Grant # 90RT5020-01-00, and a grant from the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council.