Evaluation of the "Containing Moves" training program for the staff of daycare facilities in the community service for people with Intellectual Developmental Disabilities   Catalog # 195 | PhD. Adi Levi Vered, Noga Chen  

This study was carried out by 'Michlol'- the Assessment and Measurement Unit of the Shalem Fund
In 2010 The Intellectual Developmental Disabilities Branch of the Ministry of Welfare chose the Shalem Fund to conduct staff training projects with the "Containing Moves" company with the focus on Challenging Behavior
The purpose of this assessment was to examine the contribution, impact and implementation of the tools received by staff members participating in the program upon completion of the course (short term) as well as the implementation and assimilation approximately a year following the program (long term) within the facilities for people with Intellectual developmental disabilities. Another parameter assessed was the sense of satisfaction amongst the participants of how the program was presented to them
The facilities which received the training ranged from supported employment centers, to therapeutic daycare centers for people with disabilities as well as daycare centers for the more severely handicapped. From 2010 to 2020, approximately 100 community-based daycare facilities throughout the country and approximately 1300 staff members from all cultural sectors and of all ages participated in the program and will continue to do so
Over the years, positive feedback, demand for more training workshops remained high and significant changes amongst the staff were reported from within the facilities in which the program was held
The Shalem Fund sees great importance and supports the evaluation of such training programs. The Michlol Shalem Fund research unit conducted this evaluation

To read the full findings report in Hebrew press here
To view the summarizing presentation of results in Hebrew press here
To read the executive summary in Hebrew press here

Key Words
People with intellectual developmental disabilities
Caregivers and Staff
Therapy methods and Supporting Accessories
Shalem Fund study