Positive Supports Rule Core Refresher
This course meets the annual core training requirements of the Positive Supports Rule (MN Rules, Chapter 9544) for direct support staff. Staff will expand their understanding of how to work with individuals in a positive and supportive manner. This course dives deeper in establishing trusting relationships and avoiding power struggles, using positive de-escalation techniques, finding alternatives to restraints, and exploring the communicative intent and causes of behavior. Positive support strategies including positive behavior supports, the relationship between staff interactions and the environment will be covered as well as situations in which staff must contact 911. The importance of providing person-centered service planning and delivery along with how to discover the uniqueness of each individual supported and their culture will be discussed. Staff will gain insight in personal staff accountability and self-care after emergencies. This class includes the 245D training requirements on allowed, restricted, and prohibited behavioral interventions, including emergency use of manual restraint (EUMR).