Community Staff Training Program (CSTP)

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For over thirty years, North Dakota has provided staff training through a cooperative effort of the North Dakota Department of Human Services (NDDHS), the North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities (NDCPD) at Minot State University (MSU), and community agencies serving persons with developmental disabilities (DD). Full-time direct support and professional staff are required to demonstrate knowledge and skills learned through training modules and a series of field-based practica. Service providers employ state-certified regional trainers to teach these modules. MSU faculty offer regional workshops, audio-conferences, and conferences specific to interests of community-based staff and meet quarterly with the agency trainers for training and curriculum development.

DHS funds salaries of agency trainers and training time for direct support staff, and MSU’s materials development and training activities.

For More Information Kari Schmidt......................(701) 858-3260

Minot State University
500 University Avenue West
Minot, North Dakota 58707
Fax (701)858-3483 or 1-800-233-1737