CPR & First Aid
This course is designed by the National Safety Council whose mission is to educate
and influence society to adopt safety, health and environmental policies, practices
and procedures that prevent and mitigate human suffering and economic losses arising
from preventable causes. Upon successful completion of this course, you join more
than 10 million National Safety Council trained responders protecting life and
The goal of First Aid and CPR is to provide people with the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to call for help, to help keep someone alive, to reduce pain, and to minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until advanced emergency medical help arrives. The CPR portion of the course covers CPR skills for adults, children and infants, and introduces the student to AED use. The First Aid portion of the course covers bleeding and wound care, shock, burns, serious injuries, bone/joint and muscle injuries, sudden illness, poisoning, heat and cold emergencies and rescuing/moving victims.
Guardianship and Options when a Person Turns 18
Learn all about guardianship and answer your questions. What alternatives are available? What are your responsibilities? What does it mean for a person with disabilities? Classes are held 2-3 times per year in partnership with The Arc – Jefferson, Clear Creek & Gilpin Counties.
So Now You are a Guardian or Thinking about Becoming a Co-Guardian*
Are you a guardian or co-guardian who wants to learn more about what guardianship is all about? Are you thinking of adding co-guardians? Are you moving from one state to another? Learn the basics of guardianship in Colorado and what the responsibilities are. Understand the importance of adding co-guardians in a state that has no "ward of the state." Know how to handle the paperwork for co-guardianship and/or moving away from or to Colorado.
Person Centered Thinking
Person Centered Thinking Training is a curriculum created by the Learning Community. The Learning Community for Person Centered Practices envisions a world where all people have positive control over the lives they have chosen for themselves. Our efforts focus on people who have lost or may lose positive control because of society's response to the presence of a disability. We foster a global learning community that shares knowledge for that purpose.
The Person Centered Thinking Training underlies and guides respectful listening which leads to actions, resulting in people who:
- Have positive control over the life they desire and find satisfying;
- Are recognized and valued for their contributions (current and potential) to their communities;
- Are supported in a web of relationships, both natural and paid, within their communities
By attending this training, the participant will learn how to use/apply various skills to gain useful information about the people they work with and achieve a more person centered approach to their profession.
Be sure to sign up for both Day 1 and Day 2 consecutively, as this is a two part course.
Perhaps you've heard how people lose their Medicaid funding and DDRC’s programs if you do not make good long-term plans for a person with disabilities. Learn how to do a Special Needs Trust to protect resources. Understand the importance of beneficiary designations. Learn how people with disabilities and their families buy homes on the open market—more than 2,000 have already done so.
If you are interested in taking the Safety Care Behavioral Training, please note that you must take Part 1 in order to take Part 2. If you are not an employee of DDRC, there will be an $80 fee to complete this two-part course.
Safety Care Re-Certification
The Safety Care Re-Certification class is only for people who have taken the full 2 day Safety Care class within the past 15 months. If you have never taken the class, or if you took the full 2 day class more than 15 months ago, please sign up for the full 2 day Safety Care class.