HCQU Northwest Training Opportunities

AT Milestone HCQU Northwest, we offer trainings on a variety of subjects, in a variety of formats. Our trainings focus on physical health, behavioral health, safety, and more general topics such as team building, leadership, and assertiveness. Our goal is to help support staff, family members, and individuals get the information they need to help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilites live happy, healthy lives.

Our courses are free-of-charge, approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Developmental Programs, and come in a variety of formats, including on-site instructor-led, home-study, and webinar. We plan to offer online trainings in the near future, as well. Trainings must be attended in their entirety to receive credit. We do not give partial credit for trainings.


Course Syllabus

To see what instructor-led trainings we currently have available, click here.

Pennsylvania Dual Diagnosis Curriculum Trainings

If you are interested in any of the trainings from the Pennsylvania Dual Diagnosis Curriculum, click the link for more information.

HCQU Dual Diagnosis Curriculum

Home Study Trainings

At Milestone HCQU Northwest, we are always on the lookout for new ways to help you get the information you need to help you better serve and support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. To that end, we are now providing short (.5 to 1 hour) home-study trainings on our most popular topics.

To enroll in our home-study trainings, you must first have an account in the Milestone HCQU Northwest Training Portal. If you do not have an account, it's easy to sign up! Just click the image below: *

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 To see the list of home-study trainings available, click here.

* For more detailed information on accessing our Training Portal, please refer to our User's Manual.


Weekly Webinars

We know how difficult it can be to find time to fit in all the training you need, especially these days, which is why we are offering a new webinar every Thursday. 

These one-hour webinars will be presented every Thursday, with the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas week, at 11:00 and 2:00. 

Upcoming topics include:

October 29: Insomnia

Insomnia is a common sleep disorder, in which you may have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or getting good quality sleep.  There are many possible causes for insomnia, including stress and a change in your schedule.  

In this 1-hour webinar, you will learn about possible risk factors for insomnia, how insomnia affects us, tips for reducing/eliminating episodes of insomnia, and treatment options.

Presented by: Sharon Martyna, RN

November 5: Kidney Stones

Kidney Stones can cause some of the most excruciating pain that a person can experience.  If you are one of the unfortunate souls who has suffered the ordeal of “renal colic,” or if you support someone with this diagnosis, then you will want to join us for this training.  We’ll talk about the different types of kidney stones, what causes them, and, most of all, how to avoid experiencing them ever again!  I may just share my own personal journey away from kidney stone pain also.

Presented by: Tim Juliano, RN

November 12: Attitude of Gratitude


To enroll in any of the webinars, please visit our training portal at  If you are unable to attend any of the webinars live, we will be recording them and offering them as on-demand webinars in the near future.

On-Demand Webinars

We are continually adding to our on-demand webinar library.  We currently have on-demand webinars available on:

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • De-escalation
  • Eating Disorders
  • Executive Function 101
  • Thyroid Disease 

Since these are pre-recorded webinars, with no way for attendees to ask questions, you will have to pass a 5-question quiz after watching the video to get 1 hour of training credit.

Please visit our training portal to enroll in any of our online trainings.

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