The Region 1 HMCC will offer “Shelter Operations and Functional Needs Support Services” via the DelValle Institute in western MA.
This 4-hour course will provide an overview of Functional Needs Support Services (FNSS) for
general population shelters. The course provides an awareness-level overview for trained shelter staff in the basic shelter operations concepts related to the provision of FNSS that general shelter line level workers and supervisors may encounter during shelter operations.
Provision of FNSS enables individuals to maintain their independence in a general population shelter. Individuals requiring FNSS may have physical, sensory, mental health, and cognitive and/or intellectual disabilities affecting their ability to function independently without assistance. Others that may benefit from FNSS include women in later stages of pregnancy, elders, children, and people needing bariatric equipment.
This program was designed to meet the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing, 244 CMR 5.00 for 4.8 contact hours of nursing continuing education.
This program was designed to meet the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration for Sanitarians, 255 CMR 5.00 for 4.0 contact hours of continuing education
This program was designed to meet the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration for Health Officers, 241 CMR 4.00 for 4.8 contact hours of continuing education.
Register online at: https://delvalle.bphc.org/group_courses/group_course_display.php?gid=24