The Mandt System®
When communication initially went out regarding DDA’s requirements for training in The Mandt System, chapters 4-6 were part of the required trainings. This decision was made due to the chapters on Trauma Informed Care and Positive Behavior Supports which align with the DDA’s mission and vision of creating a flexible, person centered family-oriented system of supports so people can have full lives.
After discussion with the Statewide Behavior Supports Committee regarding the importance of these topic areas as well as the concerns regarding the many days of training needed to train in the Mandt System, the Statewide Behavior Supports Committee recommended that Trauma Informed Care and Positive Behavior Supports subject areas become their own separate trainings.
In collaboration with nationally known subject matter experts, train-the-trainer trainings and curriculum will be developed for provider agencies to use by July of 2020.
Below are the new training requirements for Mandt:
- All agencies must train in Chapters 1-3 for certification approval
- If the provider agency supports people with behavior plans with restrictive techniques, then training in Chapters 7-9 need to occur prior to implementation of the behavior plan
If the provider agency supports people with behavior plans without restrictive techniques, then training in Chapters 1 and 8 need to occur prior to implementation of the behavior plan.