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  • Trinity Services honors direct support professionals for their dedication during DSP Recognition Week 2017

    Sep 13, 2017

    NEW LENOX, IL — At Trinity Services, independent living coaches — also known as direct support professionals — are the backbone of the organization, working to help people with developmental disabilities and mental illness achieve their goals and live full, abundant lives.

    Their tireless dedication to the people they support and the outstanding, compassionate care they provide is worth honoring today and every day.

    For Direct Support Professional Recognition Week, Sept. 10-16, Trinity Services is calling attention to the valuable work independent living coaches at the organization do each day and to the importance of recruiting and retaining talented, caring staff members to provide people with disabilities the support they need.

    At Trinity Services, the DSP position is titled “independent living coach” because the essential efforts of these staff members center around coaching people — teaching, instructing and helping them develop skills for the future.

    ILCs are responsible for helping people with everyday tasks, such as cooking and cleaning, but their assistance is also key to helping people achieve goals like managing their finances or independently taking public transportation.

    The work ILCs do is vital. Beyond ensuring that the people they serve have all of their basic needs met, ILCs ensure people are fully integrated into their communities, have strong relationships with others, are respected and treated fairly, and much more. 

    For DSP Recognition Week, Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a statewide proclamation to “recognize and celebrate the contributions of direct support professionals that help strengthen our communities by fostering greater inclusion for persons with disabilities” and to officially proclaim the week in Illinois.

    “We thank independent living coaches for all the care, compassion, dedication and effort they put into supporting the people they serve,” said Art Dykstra, Executive Director of Trinity Services. “Their work is vital and immensely valuable, ensuring people with disabilities are flourishing."

    To find out more about the work ILCs do, and to apply to become an ILC at Trinity Services, visit www.trinity-services.org/ILC.

    Trinity Services, Inc. is a 67-year-old, nonsectarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children and adults with developmental disabilities and mental illness flourish and live full and abundant lives. Trinity serves more than 3,500 people in 31 communities in Will, Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Peoria, Jackson, Madison and St. Clair counties, and Reno, Nevada. To learn more, visit www.trinity-services.org.

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  • Trinity Services spreads message of inclusion for Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, all year-round

    Mar 24, 2017

    NEW LENOX, IL — Though Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month is coming to a close, efforts to promote awareness of developmental disabilities is a year-round endeavor for Trinity Services, Inc.

    Trinity supports hundreds of men, women and children with developmental disabilities through its residential services, adult learning programs, school, supported employment programs, and other specialized programs and services.

    Trinity’s mission is to help those it serves so that they may flourish and live full and abundant lives.

    Part of flourishing means the people Trinity serves are integrated into their communities, provided the same opportunities that people without disabilities have to experience the world, socialize and contribute to society in a meaningful way. And part of that integration depends on the general public having an understanding of developmental disabilities as well as a willingness to accept people’s differences.

    Developmental disabilities are categorized as any condition that causes impairment in physical, learning, language or behavior areas. Some common types of developmental disabilities are autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy and intellectual disabilities.

    Some people with disabilities may need specialized education courses. Others may require assistance to complete duties at their jobs. And some may need help getting from place to place, cooking their meals or completing other tasks that are part of a typical day.

    These differences do not mean that people with disabilities must lead a life that is any less full than that of any other person. Having a full life and being a member of one’s community requires acceptance from other members of the community. Many people with disabilities have felt excluded, judged, belittled or disrespected at some point in their lives while in public, and this is why spreading a message of inclusion and oneness is so important.

    At Trinity Services, Personal Outcome Measures defined by The Council on Quality and Leadership, a human service training and accreditation organization — which Trinity’s Executive Director Art Dykstra once led — are ingrained into the culture. These measures have an impact on the quality of one’s life — regardless of ability or disability — and all staff members at Trinity Services strive to ensure the people Trinity supports are provided the following outcomes.

    People: are connected to natural support networks; have intimate relationships; are safe; have the best possible health; exercise rights; are treated fairly; are free from abuse and neglect; experience continuity and security; decide when to share personal information; choose where and with whom they live; choose where they work; use their environments; live in integrated environments; interact with other members of the community; perform different social roles; choose services; choose personal goals; realize personal goals; participate in the life of the community; have friends; and are respected.

    To wrap up Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, Trinity Services encourages others to continue to spread a message of inclusion — a message that dates back to the month’s national proclamation in 1987.

    Trinity Services, Inc. is a 67-year-old, nonsectarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children and adults with developmental disabilities and mental illness flourish and live full and abundant lives. Trinity serves more than 3,500 people in 31 communities in Will, Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Peoria, Jackson, Madison and St. Clair counties, and Reno, Nevada. To learn more, visit www.trinity-services.org.

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  • Updated Book from High Tide Press Aims to Increase Discussion in Disability Services Field

    Oct 24, 2016

    NEW LENOX, IL — What does it mean to treat a person with disabilities respectfully? What do the terms “exploitation,” “abuse,” and “neglect” mean? How should a suspected incident of abuse, neglect or exploitation be reported in an organization?

    These questions are just a few of the discussion prompts included in “From Inquiry to Insight: Guided Discussion for Preventing Abuse and Neglect of Persons with Cognitive Disabilities,” which is an updated release from Trinity Services, Inc. Executive Director Art Dykstra and nationally renowned expert Amy Tabor.

    The book is one of High Tide Press’ most popular training tools, and is meant to educate, inspire and increase discussion among professionals in the disability services field.  The updated 50-page guide includes a Dialogue Deck of 52 cards with discussion prompts that professionals can use to openly talk with each other about the challenging issues of preventing abuse, neglect and exploitation.

    “From Inquiry to Insight” is packaged in a three-ring binder and includes a small mesh bag for the Dialogue Deck cards. It can easily be integrated into other training programs or can be used as standalone training. The cost of the book is $24.95, and all proceeds benefit people with disabilities and mental illness who Trinity Services serves.

    High Tide Press was founded in 1995 and publishes books and media on leadership, developmental disabilities, and other learning and training materials for people working in the fields of human services, education, nonprofit management and health care. For more information, visit www.cherryhillhightide.com. 

    Trinity Services, Inc. is a 66-year-old, nonsectarian, nonprofit organization that serves 3,500 children and adults with developmental/intellectual disabilities and mental illness in 30 communities in Will, Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Peoria, Jackson and St. Clair counties, and Reno, Nevada. To learn more, visit www.trinity-services.org.

    From Inquiry to Insight

    MEDIA CONTACT:
    Meredith Dobes
    Communication and Media Development
    Trinity Services, Inc.
    (815) 320-7229
    mdobes@trinity-services.org

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