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, at a cost of $40 per person for four (4) hours of continuing education units (CEUs), for administrator recertification:
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.
CRISIS INTERVENTION & RISK MANAGEMENT FOR
ADULT RESIDENTIAL HOMES
How to anticipate, mitigate and respond to crises. ARF Course Approval #208-0404-22297.
SUPERVISION AND TRAINING OF DIRECT CARE STAFF
Learn how to effectively handle the everyday challenges posed by managing a team of direct care providers. ARF Course Approval #208-0403-22300.
HEALTHY LIFESTYLES: NUTRITION, EXERCISE AND STRESS REDUCTION
Guidelines on how to meet your residents’ physical and nutritional needs for a healthy life. ARF Course Approval #208-0406-22295.
MEANINGFUL ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITIES
Incorporate hobbies, games, sports, fitness, crafts and community activities into the lives of your residents for enrichment and learning. ARF Course Approval #208-0404-22298.
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.
POSITIVE BEHAVIOR SUPPORT
Provide support for residents with challenging behaviors so that their needs are met and the incidence of difficult behaviors is decreased while teaching socially acceptable replacement skills. ARF Course Approval #208-0404-22301.
INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, ABUSE LAWS & SPECIAL INCIDENT REPORTING
Protect the rights of residents of ARFs and practice strategies for assisting residents in accessing their rights, and understand your responsibilities as a special incident and mandated abuse reporter. ARF Course Approval #208-0404-27926.
BUILDING SUPPORTIVE RELATIONSHIPS
Use empathy, effective communication and program planning to build positive relationships with your residents. ARF Course Approval #208-0404-22302.
MANAGING MEDICATIONS AT AN ADULT RESIDENTIAL FACILITY
Properly assist residents in the self-administration of medications by following the five rights and triple-check procedures. ARF Course Approval #208-0407-27836.
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.
ASSISTING RESIDENTS WITH BASIC CARE
Best practices for assisting residents with dignity and respect, and following standard precautions, with all the activities of daily living: bathing, grooming, tooth-brushing, clothing care, mealtimes. ARF Course Approval #208-0406-25096.
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 CPI Nonviolent Crisis Intervention trainer.
James Rosetti, Assistant Director of Program Services, 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 is an American Red Cross First Aid and Water Safety Instructor and has an Adult Residential Facility Administrator Certificate.
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.
AMERICAN RED CROSS FIRST AID TRAINING
We offer certified American Red Cross First Aid Training for direct support professionals and other members of the public at a cost of $60 per person. Pre-enrollment is required and classes are subject to cancellation if minimum enrollment is not met. Please note that first aid training hours cannot be used toward Administrator Recertification.
The First Aid class curriculum covers pre-care procedures; checking an ill or injured person; soft tissues injuries; injuries to muscles bones and joints; sudden illness; and heat and cold-related emergencies.
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.