Caregiver Webinar-Savvy Caregiver

This webinar class is for family members caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. A six week, two hour each week class that focuses on improving the practice of caregiving. There is discussion of decision making and the emotions you may face, as well as a thorough overview of Alzheimer’s and related dementias.

For more information or to register click on the date below:

Saturdays, Oct 27-Dec 8, 2018, 10:00 am to Noon (ANCHORAGE, AK)

EVERY SATURDAY, Nov. 3 through Dec. 8, 2018 10:00 AM – Noon (ONLINE/WEB DELIVERED)

Classes are free but registration is required in advance and availability is limited.

Child Exploitation and Trafficking: A Two-Part Workshop Series

Curious to learn more about Child Exploitation and Trafficking? Join us for our two-part series and take a closer look at the impact on both victim and consumer and how healing is available for everyone involved.

Parents, Mental Health Professionals, Clergy, or anyone who wants to be part of the solution to ending child exploitation and trafficking. Continuing Education credits available.

For more information or to register click on the date below:

Part One: November 9, 1-5pm OR December 6, 1-5pm  (Anchorage)

Part Two: November 21, 1-5pm OR December 13, 1:30-5:30pm  (Anchorage)


Virtual Dementia Tour

Join us for a better understanding of the emotional and physical needs for someone with dementia. This experience will change the way you think, relate and take care of the elderly population.
Developed by P.K.Bevelle of Second Wind Dreams, the Virtual Dementia Tour is designed to give the participant an up close, hands-on experience that provides insight to what it’s like for a person with dementia to get through the day.

PALMER – Contact Janice Downing, 907-746-3413 or

FAIRBANKS – Contact Joan Adams, 907-452-2277 or
ANCHORAGE – Monday, November 19, 2018. Appointments from 9am to 12pm or 1pm to 4:40pm Contact Debbie Chulick, 907-561-3313 or

Opioids: The Path To Addiction The Climb To Recovery (Understanding Opioids: Biology and Pharmacology Basic Science/Core Concepts)

C.E. Credit for BH – Alaska Board of Social Work Examiners: 2.50 [pending]

Contact Hours: 2.50

C.E. Credit: 2.50 [pending] Specialization: Prescribed

Open to medical and mental health providers.

Physicians and State Regulators present an in-depth analysis of opiates, their benefits, risks, and treatment interventions for addiction.

This is an opportunity for health professionals, mental health providers, or interested community members to learn about the current status and response to the opioid epidemic in our communities.

Weekly Sessions: (Each session requires a separate registration and $40 payment. Please use the links below to register for sessions. Each session is between 5:30 PM and 08:30 PM)

Nov 29 – Spiritual Recovery Systems – Dr. Paula Colescott, Corey Schmidlkofer, Charity and Kris Carmody

REGISTER HERE AKCache Training Catalog

For additional information contact Jenifer Leigh, 907-786-6453,

Conflict Resolution Skills/Alternatives to Violence (AVP) ADVANCED Workshop

This 18 hour second level workshop is for those who have already taken the Basic workshop.

In this Advanced training workshop, the content and experiential learning exercises will continue to explore skills of communication, conflict resolution, cooperation and affirmation.

For more information or to register click on the date below:

This three-day class is being offered in HOMER, AK.

Friday, November 16, 5:30 pm – 9 pm; Saturday, November 17, 9 am – 5:30 pm; Sunday, November 18, 9 am – 5:30 pm


Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Trauma Recovery/EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs presents

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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR Basic Training consists of Weekend I and Weekend II Training.
Each training event is three days of didactic and supervised practice.
Hosted by:
Denali Family Services 1251 Muldoon Road, Suite 116, Anchorage, AK

For more information or to register click on the date below:

Fri. – Sun. March 1 -3, 2019


Dementia Care Essentials

The purpose of Dementia Care Essentials is to enable the learners to identify strategies that can be implemented into their practice that will increase a sense of safety, security, comfort and quality of life for the person living with dementia. Participants will learn a variety of components of dementia care including communication and how to address behavioral challenges.

This class is co-sponsored by The Alaska Training Cooperative. Continuing Nursing Education: 10 contact hours.

Five Thursdays from 2 pm to 4 pm. Classes will be held on November 1,8,15,29 and December 6. No class on November 22.

Alaska Core Competencies FY19

The Alaska Core Competencies are a set of essential skills for DSPs (direct support providers or direct support professionals) who deliver services to persons with mental health and substance use conditions, intellectual and physical disabilities, and older adults who need long-term services and support.

There are 10 broad competency categories which are broken down into 42 individual competencies, and then each competency is defined by behavioral descriptors. This is a unique feature which allows workers to understand what it looks like to perform at the Excellent, Satisfactory, and Unsatisfactory levels.

You must register for all listed classes to complete the training. OR if you have already completed some training you may register for only the classes you have missed.

This training will be delivered as a webinar using Zoom. For those who complete registration and payment, the connection information will be emailed–to the email address in your user profile–the business day before the training. Zoom can be used on a PC or Mac, laptop, Ipad, tablet or smart phone and requires an Internet connection, a microphone and preferably a camera (most devices have a built-in mic and camera).

Registration closes two business day prior to the training date. For late registration, please contact Betsy Chivers (907) 264-6233,  or Diana Carpenter (907) 264-6265,

To Register for a specific Competency click on the date below:

( Online / Web Delivered ) #1: Working with Others

( Online / Web Delivered ) #2: Assessing Strengths and Needs
( Online / Web Delivered ) #3: Planning Services, #5: Linking to Resources, #6: Advocating
( Online / Web Delivered ) #4: Providing Services
( Online / Web Delivered ) #7: Individualizing Care, #8: Documenting
Monday, November 19, 2018 ( Online / Web Delivered ) #9: Behaving Professionally and Ethically, #10: Developing Professionally

All classes are live, Online/Web delivered. Attendees may use a PC or Mac, laptop, tablet or smart phone with Internet connectivity, camera and microphone.


PASS Plans as an Employment Funding Source for Students and Young Adults

Plans to Achieve Self Support (PASS) have been used by people with disabilities, parents, and organizational personnel for several years to provide services, equipment and training to employment seekers.

In this two hour session learn the basics of who can have a PASS, what the PASS may be used for, and how to write a PASS that can be authorized by SSA by using the plan form as an example.

For more information or to register click on the date below:

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 09:00 AM until 11:00 AM

The Power of Music in Caring for People with Dementia

Music is a powerful tool that can help us reach people with dementia and increase their quality of life. Please join us in this free webinar to learn why music is such a powerful tool and how to integrate it into your daily caregiving.

Continuing Nursing Education: 1 Contact Hour

Pre-registration is required. To register email Amber Smith at or call (907) 586-6044.