§ 950-1-10-.06. Training Requirements
(1) A minimum of twelve hours of Training shall be completed within the first week of assuming duties.
(a) Training shall be the responsibility of the Board, local Agency and/or the Department.
(b) Training should include, but not be limited to:
1. Communication skills;
2. Working with the troubled adolescent;
3. Learning theories and behavior management;
4. Methods of behavior observation;
5. Juvenile Court philosophy and Procedure;
6. Role of probation officer, counselor, social worker;
7. Role of other program staff;
8. Role of natural parents or Youth's own family.
9. Staff shall be trained in First Aid and CPR.
(2) Training shall be ongoing at a minimum of forty hours annually.
(a) Available Community Resources should be utilized in formulating and conducting Training plans and sessions.
(b) Instruction time should include topics to increase skills in behavioral management, as well as allow time for discussions of individual problems encountered in the group.
(c) Weekly staff meetings should be held to evaluate specific problems, individual treatment plans and goals, as well as to formulate unified approaches toward problem solving.
(d) Attendance in specialized workshops and child care conferences is encouraged.(New Rule: Filed December 17, 2004; effective January 21, 2005. Amended by Alabama Administrative Monthly Volume XXXVII, Issue No. 02, November 30, 2018, eff. December 21, 2018.)
Author: Alabama Department of Youth Services, Office of Licensing and Standards
Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, §§ 44-1-27(a)(b), 44-1-24(4)(6), 38-13-4.
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