Adult Residential Facility Administrator Recertification Training Program
Cornerstone Community Homes offers training for recertification of Administrators of Adult Residential Facilities (ARFs). We are approved by the California Department of Social Services as a vendor of Continuing Education Unit (CEU) courses for ARF Administrator Recertification – #2000208-735-2.
For more than 30 years we have served individuals with developmental disabilities through our residential programs. We expanded our services in response to a need for classroom administrator training in Marin County and surrounding area.
We believe that everyone deserves to enjoy a satisfying life as an active participant in the community and we incorporate our philosophy of personal growth and inclusion in our administrator recertification courses.
Our courses are offered at our administrative office at 58 Mitchell Blvd. in San Rafael, California 94903. There is a deli on-site and ample free parking.
We offer the following courses to the public, which have been approved by the California Department of Social Services’ Administrator Recertification Section, at a cost of $10 per hour of Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Most of our training offerings are 4-hour courses:
ACHIEVING ACTIVITY AND ENGAGEMENT GOALS
Learn how to incorporate social, leisure, physical and daily living activities in the home and in the community, to enrich residents’ lives and promote skill development. ARF Cours Approval #208-0404-30076; 4 CEUs.
COACHING AND SUPERVISION OF DIRECT SUPPORT STAFF
“Coaching and Supervision of Direct Support Staff” is a two-hour course that supports supervisors and administrators with a coaching-based approach to supervision, training and counseling of direct support staff. ARF Course Approval #208-0203-29415; 2 CEUs.
COMMON SENSE STRATEGIES FOR SAFETY AND HARMONY
Create a safe and harmonious environment by focusing on the residents’ needs; keeping the home safe and sanitary; creating a consistent and predictable daily structure; and training staff in all of these areas. ARF Course Approval #208-0403-30206; 4 CEUs.
EMERGENCY & DISASTER PREPAREDNESS
How to prepare for and respond to natural disasters and other emergencies to best ensure the health and safety of the residents. ARF Course Approval #208-0401-28666.
EMPLOYMENT LEAVE REGULATIONS
Understand employee and employer rights and responsibilities under employment leave regulations, specifically the Family and Medical Leave Act, California Family Rights Act, Pregnancy Disability Act and the California Paid Sick Leave Law. ARF Course Approval #208-0201-29626; 2 CEUs.
FOOD SAFETY, FOOD ALLERGIES, AND CHOKING RISKS
Learn how to avoid contamination of food prepared and served in a residential facility in order to prevent foodborne illnesses among the residents. The course explains the steps to take to safely handle food, from purchasing and storage to preparation and serving. In addition, the course describes types of foodborne illnesses and food allergies, and swallowing difficulties and choking risks. ARF Course Approval #208-0406-30940; 4 CEUs.
HOW TO RECOGNIZE & RESPOND TO MEDICAL EMERGENCIES
How to respond appropriately to a wide variety of medical emergencies such as seizures, diabetic emergencies, allergic reactions, and physical injuries. ARF Course Approval #208-0406-27873.
MANAGING DIFFICULT BEHAVIORS WITH POSITIVE BEHAVIOR SUPPORT
Address residents’ challenging behavioral issues through the use of positive behavior and intervention strategies that are designed to increase prosocial behavior and decrease negative behavior. ARF Course Approval #208-0404-29890; 4 CEUs.
MANAGING MEDICATIONS AT AN ADULT RESIDENTIAL FACILITY
Properly assist residents in the self-administration of medications by following the seven rights and triple-check procedures. ARF Course Approval #208-0407-27836.
MENTAL ILLNESS DIAGNOSIS & SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT
This is an 8-hour course presented over two days, 4 hours each day; must attend both days to receive certificate for eight (8) CEUs. Day 1 covers neurodevelopmental disorders, schizophrenia spectrum, and bipolar disorders. Day 2 covers depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive behavior and other disorders. $80 per person. ARF Course Approval #208-0804-27977.
RESIDENT RIGHTS, ABUSE AND SPECIAL INCIDENT REPORTING
Understand the rights of individuals with developmental dibabilities; and abuse and special incident reporting regulations. ARF Course Approval #208-0401-30939; 4 CEUs.
SUPPORTIVE RELATIONSHIPS & BASIC CARE
Use empathy, effective communication and program planning to build positive relationships with your residents. ARF Course Approval #208-0409-28665.
UNDERSTANDING DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
Learn about characteristics of individuals with autism, intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy and epilepsy, and related communication and social issues, treatment approaches and secondary health conditions. ARF Course Approval #208-0404-27333.
Our qualified instructors are actively involved in the day-to-day management of our seven licensed residential programs in Marin County for ambulatory developmentally disabled adults with intellectual disabilities and serious behavioral issues. They have many years of experience in managing licensed residential facilities and bring valuable real-life perspective into the classroom.
Doris Bognar, Director of Program Services, has oversight responsibility for all programmatic aspects of our residential programs including implementation of the residents’ Individual Service Plans, fitness and engagement activities, and meal service. She holds an Adult Residential Facility Administrator Certificate, and is a certified Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) Nonviolent Crisis Intervention trainer.
James Rosetti, Program/Human Resources Director, is responsible for the hiring and training of our staff of direct support professionals, and the day-to-day supervision of Adult Residential Facility managers. He holds an Adult Residential Facility Administrator Certificate, and is a certified CPI Nonviolent Crisis Intervention trainer, as well as an American Red Cross First Aid and Water Safety Instructor.
Wendy Lucero, MFT, Clinical Director, oversees all clinical aspects of our programs, including creating Individual Service Plans for autistic and developmentally disabled residents with difficult behavioral and health issues. In addition, she is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with her own private practice.
In general, we offer one administrator recertification training class each month. If you would like more information about our classes, please contact Jim Rosetti at 415-472-8600, ext. 21.