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Welcome to ACT's online training site, a new addition to our Case Management Training Institute (CMTI)

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Although case management can be a challenging career, many practitioners find it to be satisfying and enjoyable. This training helps case managers to understand three interrelated elements of their job that can affect their stress levels and job engagement. Through understanding personal and professional boundaries and self care, maintaining time effectively, and maintaining strong ethical purpose case managers can avoid burnout, stress, and continue effective care. Strategies for self-care and information about professional pitfalls will help case managers navigate the sometimes challenging scenarios of their occupation.

Course objectives:

To develop skills in the following areas/address the following questions:

  • What are boundaries and what is their purpose?
  • What kind of boundaries should I maintain as a case manager?
  • What how do I maintain my self-care as a service provider?
  • What kind of actions should I take to maintain my self-care in this field?
  • How do I prevent burnout and maintain enthusiasm?
  • What are the ethical dilemmas I might face as a CM?
  • How do I avoid compromising ethical situations?

Course content provided by: Maribel Santana, MBA; ACT

Course Participants will:

  • Be familiar with terms related to HIV/AIDS care
  • Be familiar with the up-to-date statistics regarding CT’s HIV population
  • Understand the basic functions of an HIV/AIDS Case Manager

Training content provided by Melanie Alvarez, Director of Treatment and Care, ACT

A course designed for case managers in order to:

• Understand the proper ethical and organizational standards regarding case management
• Understand the purpose and impact of proper documentation in case management
• Understand the legal ramifications of improper documentation and the risk of failing to properly document case management activities
• Understand standards of documentation for case managers and care plan standards and expectations

“If you didn’t document it, then it didn’t happen.”

Training Content Provided by: Kate Bassett, Nurse Clinical Supervisor; Idiana Velez, Medical Case Manager,  Maribel Santana, Director of Training &Member Services and QA/TA

Myth: Individuals receiving disability benefits cannot wisely/safely enter the workforce. Learn about the currently available vocational rehabilitation and training resources that assist someone on disability benefits to get into the workforce without losing their benefits. Truth: Many can access Medicaid after financial benefits stop and can get back on benefits if a return to work isn’t successful.

Training content provided by Sue Garten, Greater Hartford Legal Aid