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Working with Diverse Populations

This course will cover the interactive process between cultural diversity and chemical dependency. The following areas will be discussed: ethnicity, immigrants and refuges, women, disabilities, older adults, sexual orientation, adolescents, homeless populations, and comobility of alcohol and psychiatric problems.

Dates/Times: Any Time
City: Distance Delivered
Contact: Sherry - 907-563-9202 - SherryLovell@radact.com

Teamwork on the Fly - How to master the new art of teaming

The first in the TTC Leadership & Supervision Learning Networks 2014 series.

Dates/Times: February 26, 2014, 11:45 am - 1 pm
City:
Contact: Lisa Cauble - 907 264-6276 - lisa@alaskachd.org

Your Brain at Work - at a new approach to neuroscience can teach us about management

The second in the TTC Leadership & Supervision Learning Networks 2014 series.

Dates/Times: March 26, 2014, 11:45 am - 1 pm
City:
Contact: Lisa Cauble - 907 264-6276 - lisa@alaskachd.org

Artist Career Forums

Identify the education and career opportunities and obstacles for artists and arts administrators with disabilities. Develop strategies to navigate obstacles and advance careers in the arts for individuals with disabilities.

Dates/Times: April 21, 2014, 1:00 - 5:00 pm
City: Kotzebue
Contact: Danielle Reed - 907 264-6230 - danielle@alaskachd.org

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) 2 Day Session

Most people have heard of First Aid and CPR to address physical distress, but what happens when someone is exhibiting signs of emotional or mental distress? This is a 12 hour (two day) certification course in Mental Health First Aid.

Dates/Times: April 22 & April 23, 2014, 1:00 - 5:00 PM
City: Kotzebue
Contact: Jill Ramsey - 907-264-6228 - jill@alaskachd.org

Using Video to Enhance Early Intervention Services

This webinar will illustrate the many ways that digital video can be used to enhance a number of key early intervention practices, including assessment, evaluation, documentation, planning, family support/engagement, self-reflection, coaching, reflective supervision, professional development, virtual participation, and more.

Dates/Times: April 22, 2014, 12:00 Noon - 1:00 pm
City: Distance Delivered
Contact: Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) - 301 588-8252 - aucdinfo@aucd.org

SDS Information Sharing Session: Enterprise Update

Dates/Times: April 22, 2014, 11:00 am - 12 Noon
City: Distance Delivered
Contact: Senior & Disabilities Services - (907) 465-3372 -

Connect, Then Lead - To exert influence, you must balance competence with warmth

The third in the TTC Leadership & Supervision Learning Networks 2014 series.

Dates/Times: April 23, 2014, 11:45 am - 1 pm
City:
Contact: Lisa Cauble - 907 264-6276 - lisa@alaskachd.org

Kenai Peninsula Core Competencies Training Workshop

Supporting the Mission of the Trust Workforce Focus Area, “Working together to provide children, adults and families with a competent, caring and empowering human services workforce,” This training will introduce core competencies to providers on the Kenai Peninsula.

Dates/Times: April 23 to April 24, 2014, 8:30am - 4:30pm (Light Breakfast and Lunch Provided)
City: Soldotna
Contact: Amanda Faulkner - 907 714-6644 - afaulkner@fcsonline.org

The State of Health and Wellness for Individuals with IDD

This webinar will identify the implications that will hinder future research on disparities and ways to improve methods of addressing health care needs for this population in efficient through specialized programs and cost-effective methods.

Dates/Times: April 23, 2014, 10:00 - 11:00 am
City: Distance Delivered
Contact: Kerry Mauger - 1-866-229-3239 - mauger@thearc.org

Critical Incident Reporting Webinar

Provider agencies choose staff to attend the webinar, and then train additional staff at their own agency. All CIR/CIIP learning materials are available to participants after attending the webinar, to use for this purpose.

Dates/Times: April 24, 2014, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
City: Distance Delivered
Contact: Kara Thrasher-Livingston - 907 561-3701 - Kara.Thrasher-Livingston@alaska.gov

Applied Behavior Analysis: Statewide Issues and Solutions Webinar

In this webinar, issues around the implementation of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) programs will be discussed including licensure, funding, diversity of practices and quality, understanding of ABA and collaboration between ABA providers and other organizations.

Dates/Times: April 24, 2014, 11:00 am - 12 Noon (AKST)
City: Distance Delivered
Contact: Association of University Center on Disabilities (AUCD) - (310) 588-8252 - aucdinfo@aucd.org

Understanding and Resolving Conflict (4 NASW Cultural Competency CEUs)

Come learn and share strategies to engage in culturally sensitive services with people who experience disabilities and their families. Four NASW Cultural Competency CEUs will be offered to participants that need them* (no charge).

Dates/Times: April 25, 2014, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
City: Anchorage, Fairbanks, Sitka, Barrow, and other Alaska sites (sites outside of Anchorage via video conference)
Contact: Rain Van Der Berg - 907 264-6206 - rain@alaskachd.org

Alaska Core Competencies - FOCUS, Eagle River

Linking to Resources [Module 5] / Advocating [Module 6] / Developing Professionally [Module 10] - Class will be held in FOCUS Clinic. Signs will be put in pointing to right direction/room.

Dates/Times: April 30, 2014, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
City: Eagle River
Contact: Sarah Beardmore - 907-694-6002 - sbeardmore@focusoutreach.org

A Piece of the Financial Pie: Breaking the Poverty Cycle through Benefits Counseling, Financial Literacy and Asset Development for Individuals with Disabilities

This webinar will provide evidence of the justified need for rehabilitation and developmental disability service providers to address financial literacy, asset development and benefits counseling to break the cycle of poverty often faced by persons with disabilities attempting to become fully integrated in society.

Dates/Times: April 30, 2014, 10:00 - 11:00 am (AKST)
City: Distance Delivered
Contact: Association of University Center on Disabilities (AUCD) - (310) 588-8252 - aucdinfo@aucd.org

2014 Annual School on Addictions & Behavioral Health

The Annual School on Addictions and Behavioral Health is a conference designed to provide treatment professionals with educational and networking opportunities.

Dates/Times: May 5 to May 7, 2014, 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
City: Anchorage
Contact: Lorell David - 907 334-4503 - lorell.david@visionus.com

Beginning Care Coordination

The basics of providing the service of Care Coordination to a HCB Waiver Participant.

Dates/Times: May 7 to May 9, 2014, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
City: Anchorage
Contact: Kara Thrasher-Livingston - 907 561-3701 - Kara.Thrasher-Livingston@alaska.gov

Filling Your Job Coaching Toolbox

The workshop is aimed at employment specialists and job coaches who are actively supporting workers with significant disabilities who are employed in the community in supported employment positions. It would also be of interest to special education personnel who are actively supporting students with disabilities as they learn about jobs in the community.

Dates/Times: May 7 to May 8, 2014, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
City: Anchorage
Contact: Tammi Olson - 425 774-4446 - tammio@uw.edu

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) 8 Hour One Day Intensive

Most people have heard of First Aid and CPR to address physical distress but what happens when someone is exhibiting signs of emotional or mental distress? This is an 8 hour (one day) certification course in Mental Health First Aid.

Dates/Times: May 8, 2014, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
City: Soldotna
Contact: Jill Ramsey - 907-264-6228 - jill@alaskachd.org

Artist Career Forums

Identify the education and career opportunities and obstacles for artists and arts administrators with disabilities. Develop strategies to navigate obstacles and advance careers in the arts for individuals with disabilities.

Dates/Times: May 12, 2014, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
City: Anchorage
Contact: Danielle Reed - 907 264-6230 - danielle@alaskachd.org

FOCUS 2014 Alaskan Core Competencies

Competencies #2- Assessing Strengths and Needs and #3- Planning Services will be taught.

Dates/Times: May 13 to May 13, 2014, 9:00am-11:30am
City: Eagle River
Contact: Amber Petersen - 907-694-6002 - apetersen@focusoutreach.org

Alaska Core Competencies - FOCUS, Eagle River

Assessing Strengths and Needs [Module 2] / Planning Services [Module 3] - Class will be held in FOCUS Clinic. Signs will be put in pointing to right direction/room.

Dates/Times: May 14, 2014, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
City: Eagle River
Contact: Sarah Beardmore - 907-694-6002 - sbeardmore@focusoutreach.org

Supporting Faith and Flourishing Among People with IDD and Their Families: Lessons Learned From a Mixed-Methods Research Project Dates

While inclusion across educational, vocational, and residential systems has received much attention, supporting individuals with disabilities in their spiritual lives has often been overlooked. We will share findings from a mixed-methods study of 450 families addressing this important dimension of young people’s lives within a family systems perspective.

Dates/Times: May 14, 2014, 10:00 - 11:00 am
City: Distance Delivered
Contact: American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) - 202 387-2193 - maria@aaidd.org

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) 8 Hour One Day Intensive

Most people have heard of First Aid and CPR to address physical distress but what happens when someone is exhibiting signs of emotional or mental distress? This is an 8 hour (one day) certification course in Mental Health First Aid.

Dates/Times: May 15, 2014, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
City: Juneau
Contact: Jill Ramsey - 907-264-6228 - jill@alaskachd.org

Hearing Voices That Are Distressing - PM Session

Training that provides a simulated experience of what it may be like to “hear voices”. Designed to assist people with understanding the challenges of people who experience a mental illness and hear voices.

Dates/Times: May 16, 2014, 1:00 - 5:00 pm
City: Anchorage
Contact: Jill Ramsey - 907-264-6228 - jill@alaskachd.org

Hearing Voices That Are Distressing - AM Session

Training that provides a simulated experience of what it may be like to “hear voices”. Designed to assist people with understanding the challenges of people who experience a mental illness and hear voices.

Dates/Times: May 16, 2014, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
City: Anchorage
Contact: Jill Ramsey - 907-264-6228 - jill@alaskachd.org

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) 8 Hour One Day Intensive

Most people have heard of First Aid and CPR to address physical distress but what happens when someone is exhibiting signs of emotional or mental distress? This is an 8 hour (one day) certification course in Mental Health First Aid.

Dates/Times: May 20, 2014, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
City: St. Paul Island
Contact: Jill Ramsey - 907-264-6228 - jill@alaskachd.org

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) 8 Hour One Day Intensive

Most people have heard of First Aid and CPR to address physical distress but what happens when someone is exhibiting signs of emotional or mental distress? This is an 8 hour (one day) certification course in Mental Health First Aid.

Dates/Times: 2014 to May 12, 2041, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
City: Ketchikan
Contact: Jill Ramsey - 907-264-6228 - jill@alaskachd.org

Hearing Voices That Are Distressing - PM Session

Training that provides a simulated experience of what it may be like to “hear voices”. Designed to assist people with understanding the challenges of people who experience a mental illness and hear voices.

Dates/Times: May 27, 2014, 1:00 - 4:30 pm
City: Fairbanks
Contact: Jill Ramsey - 907-264-6228 - jill@alaskachd.org

Hearing Voices That Are Distressing - PM Session

Training that provides a simulated experience of what it may be like to “hear voices”. Designed to assist people with understanding the challenges of people who experience a mental illness and hear voices.

Dates/Times: May 27, 2014, 5:30 - 9:00 pm
City: Fairbanks
Contact: Jill Ramsey - 907-264-6228 - jill@alaskachd.org

Body Language

The final session in the TTC Leadership & Supervision Learning Networks 2014 series.

Dates/Times: May 28, 2014, 11:45 am - 1 pm
City:
Contact: Lisa Cauble - 907 264-6276 - lisa@alaskachd.org

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) 8 Hour One Day Intensive

Most people have heard of First Aid and CPR to address physical distress but what happens when someone is exhibiting signs of emotional or mental distress? This is an 8 hour (one day) certification course in Mental Health First Aid.

Dates/Times: May 28, 2014, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
City: Fairbanks
Contact: Jill Ramsey - 907-264-6228 - jill@alaskachd.org

Critical Incident Reporting Webinar

Provider agencies choose staff to attend the webinar, and then train additional staff at their own agency. All CIR/CIIP learning materials are available to participants after attending the webinar, to use for this purpose.

Dates/Times: May 29, 2014, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
City: Distance Delivered
Contact: Kara Thrasher-Livingston - 907 561-3701 - Kara.Thrasher-Livingston@alaska.gov

National Certificate in Employment Hybrid Juneau Session

The Certificate in Employment Services (CES) concentrates on practical employment strategies for people with disabilities, and provides an overview of significant disabilities; practical strategies for career development, job development, and job support; and rehabilitation issues/ current trends.

Dates/Times: May 29 to May 30, 2014, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
City: Juneau
Contact: Tammi Olson - 425 774-4446 - tammio@uw.edu

Beginning Care Coordination

The basics of providing the service of Care Coordination to a HCB Waiver Participant.

Dates/Times: June 4 to June 6, 2014, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
City: Anchorage
Contact: Kara Thrasher-Livingston - 907 561-3701 - Kara.Thrasher-Livingston@alaska.gov

Critical Incident Reporting Webinar

Provider agencies choose staff to attend the webinar, and then train additional staff at their own agency. All CIR/CIIP learning materials are available to participants after attending the webinar, to use for this purpose.

Dates/Times: June 26 to June 26, 2014, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
City: Distance Delivered
Contact: Kara Thrasher-Livingston - 907 561-3701 - Kara.Thrasher-Livingston@alaska.gov

Alaska History of Chemical Dependency

This course provides an overview of both the history of Alaska and the introduction, use, and control of alcohoi and other drugs from the time of first contact by Vitus Bering in 1742 to the present.

Dates/Times:
City: Distance Delivered
Contact: Sherry - 907-563-9202 - SherryLovell@radact.com

Confidentiality

This course will provide an overview of the Federal confidentiality regulations (42 CFR Part 2 and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPPA), 45 CFR Parts 160 and 164, Subparts A and E, and the implications for behavioral health programs.

Dates/Times:
City: Distance Delivered
Contact: Sherry - 907-563-9202 - SherryLovell@radact.com

Ethics for Beginners

This course will assist students in understanding the ethical obligations of a professional in relation to the NAADAC Code of Ethics. The course is designed for those who have never had an ethics course before.

Dates/Times:
City: Distance Delivered
Contact: Sherry - 907-563-9202 - SherryLovell@radact.com

Ethics for Recertification

This course examines various aspects for ethical decision making in sometimes complicated situations. This course is for students needing a refresher for re-certification

Dates/Times:
City: Distance Delivered
Contact: Sherry - 907-563-9202 - SherryLovell@radact.com

HIV/AIDS & Bloodborne Pathogens

This course is intended to help a wide range of providers become familiar with the health status and risk information regarding hepatitis, sexually-transmitted diseases, TB, HIV, and other infectious diseases that might impact clients receiving services.

Dates/Times:
City: Distance Delivered
Contact: Sherry - 907-563-9202 - SherryLovell@radact.com

Introduction to Addictive Behavior

This course provides an overview of the problems and consequences of substance abuse, the importance and effectiveness of assessment procedures, and current treatment modalities, as well as issues related to productive treatment programming.

Dates/Times:
City: Distance Delivered
Contact: Sherry - 907-563-9202 - SherryLovell@radact.com

Motivational Interviewing

This course focuses on the Stages of Change model developed by DiClemente and Prochaska, and how this model can be applied in treatment. Required teext is included.

Dates/Times:
City: Distance Delivered
Contact: Sherry - 907-563-9202 - SherryLovell@radact.com

Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons with HIV/AIDS

This course provides detailed information on the HIV virus that causes AIDS, how it is spread, prevention, treatment, and counseling people with HIV and Substance Abuse Disorders. Required text is included.

Dates/Times:
City: Distance Delivered
Contact: Sherry - 907-563-9202 - SherryLovell@radact.com

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Training Series

NWGEC Online Geriatric Healthcare Lectures

SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions webinar series

TTC Supervision and Leadership Learning Networks 2013

FOCUS 2014 Alaskan Core Competencies

TTC Leadership & Supervision Learning Networks 2014

Alaska Core Competencies 2014 - FOCUS, Eagle River

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Anytime Trainings

Anytime trainings are self-led, web-based or recorded trainings that you can participate in on your own schedule.

ATBI Case Management - Recorded Training

This training covers the basic information that will benefit case managers in how to effectively work with individuals experiencing ATBI (Acquired & Traumatic Brain Injury). This is a self-paced online training. (This training is approved by SDS as one of the criteria for eligibility as a renderer of Medicaid-funded ATBI Targeted Case Management).

Addressing Obesity and Chronic Illness among People with Mental Illnesses: What Works?

Target Audience: Integrated healthcare providers; health educators; others interested in wellness approaches for people with serious mental illnesses

Webinar Objectives: Learn about the existing research on nutrition and fitness interventions for people with serious mental illness who are overweight. Gain insight into the characteristics of interventions with proven success. Hear recommendations for integrating effective health promotion interventions to improve the health outcomes of this vulnerable population. Ask questions and participate in dialogue on health promotion strategies Speaker: Stephen Bartels, MD, MS
**Space is limited

Integration Models: Lessons From the Behavioral Health Field

This training will be beneficial if your organization is interested in pursuing integrated primary care and behavioral healthcare services.

Behavioral Health Homes: The Core Clinical Features

Becoming a health home requires multiple changes in practice, in workflow, in billing operations, and other practical areas. Behavioral health providers can anticipate that these changes will be difficult and that they will face multiple barriers when trying to implement the necessary changes to become a behavioral health home.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Identify common CAM modalities used by elderly patients; Identify common adverse effects of CAM modalities and important interactions between CAM modalities and commonly prescribed medications; Discuss why elderly patients choose CAM modalities and which CAM modalities may be beneficial (and the evidence supporting their use)

Delirium

Describe the epidemiology, clinical presentation, and outcomes of delirium in the elderly; Explain how to evaluate the delirious patient and discuss treatment approaches; Discuss treatment approaches for delirium.

Dementia

Describe the difference between medical and psychological problems caused by dementia; Characterize basic types of dementia (Alzheimer’s, vascular, Lewy body, frontotemporal); Organize a workup for patients presenting with memory problems.

Preventing Elder Investment Fraud

List key factors that increase an older person’s vulnerability to elder investment fraud and financial exploitation; Describe common financial exploitation schemes and practices; Describe when to and where to refer patients deemed high risk for appropriate sources for assistance.

Heart Failure

By the end of this lecture, you should be able to:</p> <ul> <li>Differentiate the pathophysiology of diastolic vs. systolic heart failure.</li> <li>Describe the impact of co-morbidities on heart failure in older adults.</li> </ul>

HIV

Discuss the emerging epidemiologic trends in HIV; Identify the unique clinical aspects of HIV in older patients.

Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

Describe the developmental disability population in terms of its diversity in areas of cognition, function, and health; Apply principals of inclusion and self-determination to health encounters for older adults with DD; Identify resources in the community and on-line that can be utilized to improve health care for older adults with DD.

Older Adults who are Low-Income & Homeless

Identify the growing rates of homelessness, hunger and poverty among older adults; Describe the types of needs faced by older adults who are homeless: Suggest practice, programmatic and policy interventions for working effectively with older adults who are homeless.

Pressure Ulcers

Describe how to stage pressure ulcers; Discuss the evidence for pressure ulcer prevention.

Skin Lesions

Identify concerning skin lesions in the aging adult; Describe the best treatment methods for different types of skin cancer; Describe how to identify and reassure patients with benign skin lesions.

African Americans at End of Life

Uncover the underlying issues (such as medical mistrust) for the under-utilization of hospice care by African Americans; Reduce the barriers to effective communication; Enhance interdisciplinary team building.

Arthritis Treatment

Recognize common signs and symptoms of common forms of arthritis; Describe the treatment approaches to arthritis; Discuss the role of the health care team in treating people with arthritis.

Asian American Health

Describe some changing demographics of older Asian Americans; Identify some health disparities in older Asian Americans; List some cultural practices affecting care of Asian Americans.

Behavioral Disturbances in Dementia

Describe physical changes, mood, and behavior problems commonly associated with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias; Identify the major triggers of problem behaviors in persons with dementia; Discuss alternative problem-solving strategies for preventing or decreasing these problem behaviors.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Discuss the pathophysiology of BPH; Identify clinical presentations of BPH; Identify interventions for the treatment of BPH.

Bipolar Disorder

Discuss the diagnostic criteria used to differentiate bipolar disorder and common medical conditions with similar presentation; Describe the indications for and the major side-effects of mood stabilizers used in the treatment of bipolar disorder; Identify the indications and side-effects of additional pharmacotherapeutic agents that are used in bipolar disorder.

Caregiving for Dementia Patients

Identify changes in mood and health experienced by dementia caregivers; Describe major triggers and consequences of problem behaviors in persons with dementia and identify long term intervention strategies; Describe the primary evidence based intervention strategies that have been used to enhance resilience in dementia caregivers.

Complementary & Alternative Modalities

Discuss the reasons behind the increasing use of CAM by older adults; Identify at least 3 complementary and alternative modalities utilized by older adults; List resources of the evidence base for 3 CAM modalities recommended for older adults.

COPD: Management of Dyspnea

Describe the mechanisms of dyspnea in COPD.Identify non pharmacological therapies for dyspnea management; Identify potential use of information and communication technologies for symptom management.

Dementia: End of Life Symptom Management

Identify the impact on the patient of transitioning from one healthcare system to another; Describe what is effective patient transitioning from one healthcare system to another; Describe what the likely points of breakdown are in effective patient transitioning.

Depression

Describe various manifestations of depression in older adults; Differentiate depression from other forms of psychopathology; Discuss evidence-based pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments for depression.

Diabetes Mellitus

Describe the influence of aging on diabetes; Describe the effectiveness of increasing activity levels in type 2 diabetes and helpful strategies for meal planning to improve diabetes control; Identify 3 medications for treatment of type 2 diabetes in elderly patients and key considerations for use of those medications

Elder Mistreatment

Discuss the nature and scope of elder mistreatment in the U.S; List types of elder mistreatment and signs of possible elder mistreatment by type; Describe risk factors for elder mistreatment.

Falls Prevention: A Nursing Perspective

Identify individual risk factors for falls; Describe environmental modifications that decrease fall risk; Discuss effective strategies for decreasing fall risk.

Falls Prevention: A Primary Care Perspective

Discuss falls and their significance; Describe causes of falls and fall injuries; Describe ways to prevent falls.

Family Issues and Aging

Define four roles, rules, and secrets in the family which affect caregiving; Explain how physical and social changes lead to distress in the family; Name five way for professionals to assist families in dealing with late life concerns.

Functional Assessment

Explain the difference between activities of daily living, instrumental activities of daily living, and physical performance; Identify at least one way that ADLs, IADLs, and physical performance can be assessed and whether the assessments are subjective or objective; Describe risk factors for functional decline in older adults.

Gastrointestinal Health

Identify major gastrointestinal dysfunctions in older adults; Describe appropriate behaviors that can help ensure gastrointestinal health in older adults.

Grief and Loss

Discuss the difference between normal and unresolved grief; Define "disenfranchised" grief and how it affects older adults; Identify five strategies for helping the healing process in loss and grief.

Health Habits: 7 Habits of Healthy Livingq

Identify the scientific evidence relating seven specific health behaviors to reduction in risks of heart disease, diabetes, breast cancer, colo-rectal cancer, osteoporosis/hip fracture, osteoarthritis, and depression; Discuss community health promotion programs that can be used to encourage older women (and men) to make specific behavioral changes to reduce their risks of these diseases (Objective #1); Identify community resources that may be sueful in developing health promotion programs.

Health Issues in LGBT Aging Community

Discuss appropriate terminology while referring to, communicating with, and working with LGBT individuals; Identify mechanisms that explain disparities among the LGBT communities; Describe the variety of health concerns affecting the LGBT community.

Health Literacy

Discuss the concept of health literacy in the United States geriatric population; Identify strategies to assess health literacy of older adults; Describe methods to amend verbal and written communication that will maximize health literacy in the elderly.

Hearing Loss

Discuss the psychosocial implications of hearing loss; Identify the differences of conductive hearing loss and sensori-neural hearing loss; Describe rehabilitation approaches for age-related hearing loss.

Hypertension

Describe the impact and effective treatment of hypertension in older adults; Describe how the control of blood pressure improves outcome; Identify strategies to improve blood pressure management and outcome.

Latino Health

Discuss health care issues specific to Latino older adults; Describe culturally appropriate practices to be used with Latino elders; Identify potential barriers to care of Latino elders.

Medication Use in Older Adults

List the major pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic changes with aging that impact medication selection and dosing; Identify medication-related risks for a particular case patient; Suggest three strategies for minimizing drug-related problems in older adults.

Nutrition

Describe the key components of nutrition for geriatric health; Identify the essential elements of nutrition assessments in older adults; Discuss the role of nutrition in the health of an elderly person.

Oral Health Care

Identify the oral health needs of older adults: Explain barriers to providing dental care for frail elders; Discuss strategies for training long-term care staff in daily oral health maintenance of frail elders.

Osteoporosis

Evaluate older patients with height loss of back pain and will know how to treat those who have a vertebral fracture; Test for secondary causes of osteoporosis, including Vitamin D deficiency, before initiating prescription medications; Choose the most appropriate medications for patients with osteoporosis; Encourage underweight patients to gain weight.

Pain Management

Identify three sources of pain in older adults; Describe two methods of assessment used with older adults; Discuss three treatment modalities for managing pain in older adults.

Palliative Care

Define palliative and hospice care; Discuss the principles of palliative and hospice care; Identify when to ask for palliative and hospice care.

Parkinson's Disease

Explain the epidemiology and pathology of Parkinson's Disease; Discuss the non-motor and motor symptoms and diagnostic criteria for Parkinson's Disease; Discuss medical and surgical treatment options for Parkinson's Disease.

Physical Activity: The Get Up and Go Gene

Describe facilitators and barriers to physical activity in older adults who are from various ethnicities; Identify proven strategies to enhance physical activity in older adults; Describe benefits of physical activity to older adults.

Preventive Health Care

Describe how the U.S.Preventive Services Task Force assesses evidence regarding the benefits and harms of screening and counseling; Describe selected recommendations from the USPSTF appropriate for older adults.

Psychosis

Identify the major differential diagnosis for psychosis in older adults; Develop an initial treatment plan targeting psychotic symptoms in older adults; Identify when expertise from a geriatric or mental health practitioner could be useful

Sexuality

Identify the importance of addressing sexuality in an aged population; List common etiologies of sexual dysfunction in older adults; Identify barriers to addressing sexual health in older adults

Shingles

Describe the epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, and complications of herpes zoster infection (shingles); Discuss the treatment and prevention of shingles.

Sleep Disorders

Describe the normal changes in sleep and circadian rhythms that occur with aging; Describe the most common sleep disorders seen in older adults; Describe the appropriate treatments for these common sleep disorders.

Stress Management

Identify traits of people who manage stress well; Identify sources and symptoms of personal stress; Describe immediate and long term interventions for stress management.

Stroke

Describe risk factors for stroke; Describe the primary care evaluation of stroke risk; Describe preventative approaches for stroke.

Thyroid Dysfunction

Describe the presentation and management of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism in older adults; Describe the presentation and management of thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer in older adults.

Urinary Incontinence

Describe the pathophysiology of urinary incontinence; Discuss the appropriate work-up of older patients with urinary incontinence in the primary care setting; Identify several treatment options available for both stress and urge incontinence.

Vision Loss

Discuss the impact of normal changes of aging on vision; Describe the influence of systemic diseases on ocular health; Identify the influence of common systemic medications on the eyes.

Vitamins and Supplements

Evaluate the epidemiology of vitamin and trace mineral deficiencies in the geriatric population; Assess the approaches towards screening and identify vitamin and micronutrient deficiencies in the geriatric population; Discuss the optimal micronutrient regimens and monitoring plans in the geriatric population.

Serving Our Veterans: Behavioral Health Certificate

The curriculum is created especially for civilian behavioral health and primary care providers, and uses real-world case scenarios in training to understand military culture and values in order to provide the most high quality, appropriate, and sensitive care possible.

Compliance and Ethics 101

Compliance and Ethics 101 is a computer-based training which includes an interactive video presentation and a supplemental handbook.

Anger Reduction and Stress Management Web-based Training

A web-based training focusing on learning skills and tools to resolve Anger and Stress in your life and at work.

Ethics and Boundaries

Ethics and Boundaries for the direct service provider.

Mental Health Basics Web-Based Training

Four hour training with focus on basic information about mental illness, medications, symptoms, behaviors & ALH staff responsibilities to residents.

Documentation (Quality Clinical Records)

This 8-hour course will provide information regarding the establishment and maintenance of a quality clinical/counseling record.

Discovering Your Authentic Leadership (Archived)

This Learning Network will offer some great ideas for how to utilize the authentic leadership skills that are built in the genetic DNA of our being.

Cultural Change That Sticks - Start With What’s Already Working

The second in the 2013 Supervision and Leadership Learning Network series.

Getting Control of Big Data: How vast new streams of information are changing the art of management

The third in the 2013 Supervision and Leadership Learning Network series.

How Managers Become Leaders

The final session in the 2013 Supervision and Leadership Learning Network series.

Assistive Technology for Rehab Professionals 2013

When was the last time you suggested that assistive technology might be a good answer to helping one of your clients cope more effectively? If your answer is "never" or "I can't exactly recall" then this short online course may be just what you need to see potential applications for assistive technology.

Stages of Alzheimer’s: What to Expect and How to Help

Just as there are stages of Alzheimer’s, there are stages of care. Matching changing needs and capabilities with understanding and strength-based caregiving approaches minimizes stress and promotes well-being for care-giver and care-recipient alike.

Organizations and Developing Culturally Competent Parent Support Groups (Archived)

This webinar will present best practices on developing culturally and linguistically competent support groups and utilizing support groups in research. Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities will highlight two of its projects: Hispanic Parent Support Group and Parent Stress Intervention Research Project.

Affordable Care Act Implementation: What Happens Next? (Archived)

Do you still have questions about what the Affordable Care Act means for people with disabilities? Open enrollment starts October 1, and health coverage starts January 1, so join this timely webinar to learn about the current status of ACA implementation and some key details important for people with disabilities, families and professionals.

Amazing Brain Webinar Series Part V: Exploring the Brain with Functional MRI (Archived)

This webinar will cover the use of functional MR imaging in understanding how the brain works, how it's connected and what changes when something goes wrong.

Amazing Brain Webinar Series Part VI: What a Baby Can and Can't Do: Early Brain Development (Archived)

This webinar will review the basic mechanisms of brain development that occur prenatally, what basic mechanisms occur after birth and how this underlies child development and functioning.

Supervision and the Principles of Positive Behavior Support

This course will present evidence-based ways to promote work quality and enjoyment among support staff working with people who have developmental and related disabilities. Interactive exercises, detailed case examples, and instructive information make this course helpful for applying this knowledge whenever you may need it.

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Conferences

AK BH Provider Education Conference 2014

“Creating Healthy Partnerships of Care for Alaskans” Highlight topics include: Eating disorders and residential treatment, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), LGBTQ youth in care, and more.

Dates/Times: April 22 to April 24, 2014, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
City: Anchorage
Contact: Lynda Ferguson - 1 877 200-9046 - lyndaf@qualishealth.org

Alaska Autism Summit

A three-day institute that will focus on delivering high quality services through evidenced based supervision, culturally sensitive interventions, while maintaining ones professional ethics.

Dates/Times: April 28 to May 1, 2014, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
City: Anchorage
Contact: Annettee Blanas - 907-264-6280 - annette@alaskachd.org

Alaska Brain Injury Conference 2014

A "must attend" event for all brain injury professionals working with patients in rural and remote areas! Come hear the latest developments in identification, diagnosis, treatment, and promoting long term quality of life for people who experience disability due to brain injury.

Dates/Times: April 30 to May 2, 2014, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
City: Anchorage
Contact: North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS) - 713-526-6900 - conference@nabis.org

3rd Annual We Are All Elders in Training Summit - Celebrating Our Diverse Community Through Stories of Our Elders

We will have presentations by Elders sharing their life experiences and strategies for aging and well-being. Each sharing will be followed by group discussions targeting issues around aging and mental health for our Elders. JOIN US for group discussions, closing circles each day, and an opportunity to address the issues of aging for our Elders.

Dates/Times: May 15 to May 16, 2014, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
City: Anchorage, Alaska
Contact: Marilyn Weaver - 907-456-4214 - mkweaver@alaska.edu

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