Sex Offender Discussion Group
The Sex Offender Discussion Group (SODG) holds quarterly meetings that provide ongoing training and clinical support plan strategies for Designated Agency and Specialized Services Agency staff and people who provide natural supports who work and live with individuals who have sexual and violent offending behaviors. Additional information about the Sex Offender Discussion Group
Walking the Talk of Presuming Competence - In the world of augmentative/alternative communication (AAC), the "presumption of competence" is seen as a core guiding principle for supporting a person who uses AAC.
Vermont Clinical Training Consortium (VCTC)
The Vermont Clinical Training Consortium (VCTC) was formed in response to a recognized need for more readily available resources for therapeutic support of adults and children exhibiting the symptoms of complex trauma and difficulties with self-regulation. VCTC members are committed to an effective, ethical clinical approach promoted via positive, trauma-focused self-regulation training and effective follow-along supervision.
Unconditional positive regard is the cornerstone value of the approach the consortium advocates.
VCTC is made up of clinicians representing multiple developmental disabilities provider agencies, the Assistant Director and Director of the Vermont Crisis Intervention Network, the Co-Executive/Clinical Director of the Francis Foundation and a Developmental Disabilities Services Division (DDSD) representative.
VCTC has developed a training curriculum, “The Transformative Power of Relationships,” tailored for a direct support worker and service coordinator audience, that is delivered by VCTC presenters.
For further information about VCTC activities please contact DDSD Quality Reviewer at 802-241-0288.