Community Outreach Wisconsin (COW) offers learning opportunities for caregivers, direct support providers, support brokers/case managers, individuals with disabilities, families, program administrators/supervisors, and anyone interested in learning more about related topics in the field of Developmental Disabilities.
COW collaborates with state and local agencies to provide high quality, relevant training on best practices in supporting individuals with disabilities living in the community. We collaborate with a variety of disability advocacy groups, state centers, healthcare cooperatives, schools, colleges and the university among others. Community Outreach Wisconsin and Waisman Center staff who have extensive experience and knowledge in supporting people with disabilities develop and provide training to agencies, teams, families, and individuals.
Most trainings meet the continuing education requirements for social workers as prescribed by the WI Department of Regulation and Licensing.
Click on a topic below for dates, times, and a full description of trainings we are currently offering:
Trainings on behavioral support and mental health are designed to assist professionals and caregivers in learning how to effectively support persons with developmental disabilities and others who could experience the full range of behavioral escalation and mental health issues.
These sessions are designed to equip professionals and caregivers with the knowledge to safely support people with disabilities and their health care needs.
VALUES (Vision, Attitudes, & Learning Underlying Essential Supports) trainings are geared towards professionals who want to learn how to better support the people they work with in the field of developmental disabilities. Most trainings are also open to family members.
These informative and fun classes are geared towards people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.