Are they at risk or beginning to show signs or symptoms of Dysphagia and/or Dementia?
PCHC has recently translated two very important documents into Spanish to help support people with ID:
In this age of technology, we are able to predict life threatening situations and share information in order to take action and protect
ourselves from harm’s way. September serves as National Preparedness Month, which is a reminder that we need to continue to reinforce
the four building blocks of emergency preparedness: Stay Informed, Make a Plan, Build a Kit and Get Involved. Each week in the month of
September, we recognize each building block and the importance each has in regards to emergency situations. This year’s
theme “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare” exemplifies the importance
Do you know an individual who has dual diagnosis who is struggling in his/her current home, who has
been hospitalized or used crisis services several times over the last year? Community Behavioral Health (CBH), Philadelphia’s Behavioral Health Managed Care Organization,
has just recently opened a new program known as the Behavioral Health/Intellectual Disabilities Community Treatment Team (BHID CTT). This team is
designed to support people who have dual diagnosis and to help them remain in their Current living arrangement.
PCHC staff is now available to offer FACE TO FACE trainings on the topics listed below that
are part of the Official Pennsylvania Dual Diagnosis Curriculum:
Additional topics will become available during this calendar year. The topics are designed to develop DSP competency in dual diagnosis
support and are complimentary to the National Association for Dual Diagnosis DSP Certification.
If you would like to schedule a training for your agency, just submit a Training Request Form
or call the Education Department at 215.546.0300 ex. 3681 for more details.
Learn more about the
PA Dual Diagnosis Direct Support Curriculum.