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 27 years we have served individuals with developmental disabilities and mental illness through our residential programs. We recently 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 AUTISM & DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
Learn about features, secondary health conditions and bereavement for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. ARF Course Approval #208-0404-15718.
CRISIS INTERVENTION & RISK MANAGEMENT FOR
ADULT RESIDENTIAL HOMES
How to anticipate, mitigate and respond to crises. ARF Course Approval #208-0404-
NAVIGATING THE EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP
Gain a practical understanding of employment compliance issues related to the recruitment, compensation, evaluation, training and termination of staff. ARF Course Approval #208-0403-15995.
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 #208-0403-14884.
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 #208-0406-15623.
MANAGING EMPLOYEE RELATIONS
Create a more harmonious and productive workplace for the benefit of staff and residents. ARF Course Approval #208-0403-17086.
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 #208-0404-14874.
NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION SUPPORT STRATEGIES
Assist nonverbal residents more effectively in the activities of daily living by employing specific communication strategies and aids. ARF Course Approval #208-0403-17175.
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 #208-0404-15317.
CLIENTS' RIGHTS AND SPECIAL INCIDENT REPORTING
Protect the rights of residents of ARFs and practice strategies for assisting residents in accessing their rights to a healthy and satisfying life in a community setting. Special incident and mandated abuse reporting refresher. ARF Course Approval #208-0404-16432.
BUILDING SUPPORTIVE RELATIONSHIPS
Use empathy, effective communication and program planning to build positive relationships with your residents. ARF Course Approval #208-0404-16265.
HIV, AIDS, & TUBERCULOSIS
Learn abut the signs, symptoms, transmission, prevention and treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), and tuberculosis (TB). ARF Course Approval #208-0406-16757.
MEDICATION POLICIES & PROCEDURES FOR ADULT RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES
Properly assist residents in the self-administration of medications by following the five rights and triple-check procedures. ARF Course Approval #208-0407-20283.
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.
Wendy Ham, Executive Director, is responsible for the management and fiduciary oversight of finance, operations, and programs for our nonprofit agency. She has extensive nonprofit human resources management experience and possesses an Adult Residential Facility Administrator Certificate.
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. In addition, she is responsible for training employees in behavioral support, and in crisis intervention as a certified Professional Assault Crisis Trainer. She has held an Adult Residential Facility Administrator Certificate since 1999.
James Rosetti, Assistant Director of Program Services, is responsible for the hiring and training of our staff of 55 direct support professionals, and the day-to-day supervision of adult residential facility managers. He is a certified Professional Assault Crisis Trainer, an American Red Cross First Aid and Water Safety Instructor and possesses 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.
If you would like more information about our current month’s offering or would like to enroll in a class, please contact Jim Rosetti at 415-472-8600, ext. 21.