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 get the information they need to help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilites live happy, healthy lives.

Our trainings 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.

Our courses are free-of-charge, with the exception of the Mental Health First Aid (Adult and Youth) trainings. We charge a small fee for these courses to help offset the cost of the materials needed. Our trainings are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Developmental Programs.


Course Syllabus

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


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


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


Home Study Trainings


Thirsty (for Knowledge) Thursdays Webinar Series

We know how difficult it can be to find time to fit in all the training you need, which is why we offer a  webinar series called "Thirsty (for Knowledge) Thursdays" - or Thirsty Thursdays for short.

These one-hour webinars will be presented the fourth Thursday of each month (4th day of the 4th week) at 10:00 and 2:00, and will run from January to November (November's webinar will be one week earlier due to Thanksgiving).

Our next Thirsty Thursdays webinar will be taking place on January 23, with Susan Swanson talking about Vision. For the February 27 webinar, Tim Juliano will educate us on Eating Disorders, and Sharon Martyna will round out the winter webinars on March 26 with her talk about DVTs. 

Our spring webinars will consist of:  Autism, April 23; Skin Cancer, May 28; and Men's Health, June 25.

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



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