2019 Winter Geriatric Healthcare Series

Nationally and regionally recognized NW GWEC faculty will present each topic and facilitate discussion. The series will assist providers in developing and enhancing health promotion interventions to prevent disease and postpone further disability for the older adults they serve. This series will give community-based providers working in the field of aging the opportunity to access valuable information without having to travel a great distance.

Video Conference   
Tuesdays, Jan 8 – Mar 12: 3:00pm – 4:30pm Alaska Time

Registration Information

Register online at the Alaska CACHE

Person-Centered Thinking, Planning & Services

Person-Centered Thinking, Planning & Services is a distance delivered course tailored to the needs of Person-Centered Planning Facilitators and families/staff who participate in planning activities for individuals who experience disabilities.

This class will teach person-centered thinking, planning, and service delivery approaches, focusing on Personal Futures Planning, MAPS and PATHS for people who experience disabilities. Online / Web Delivered. Cost $125.00.

Click on the date below to register or for more information:

Wednesdays, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM AKDT, January 16 thru February 20, 2019

FOR INFORMATION ON  UPCOMING CLASSES EMAIL KEN HAMRICK, kenh@alaskachd.org

Living in a Cloud: Adolescent Nicotine Use

Though adolescent cigarette smoking rates have decreased over the past four decades with fewer than 1 in 25 teens reporting daily tobacco use, e-cigarette use has increased two-fold. There are still lower rates of adolescent nicotine use overall, but a potentially dangerous trend has emerged with the increased use of vaping.

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

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 11:00 AMuntil noon

Trauma 101

The Trauma 101 training focuses on understanding how trauma impacts the body and the brain, how people adapt to trauma, and what we can do as providers and community members to support recovery and resiliency.

Host: Alaska Child Trauma Center at ACMHS

FREE

C.E. Credit for BH – Alaska Board of Professional Counselors: 4.00
C.E. Credit for BH – Alaska Board of Social Work Examiners: 4.00

Click the date below for more information and to register:

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 ( Nome, Alaska ) 9:00am-2:30pm, with additional Cultural Orientation 2:30pm-5:30pm (encouraged but not required)

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 ( Online / Web Delivered )
Friday, March 29, 2019 ( Anchorage, AK )
Friday, April 19, 2019 ( Online / Web Delivered )
Friday, May 17, 2019 ( Online / Web Delivered )

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:

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM

Contact Roger Shelley, roger@alaskachd.org

National Center on Disability in Public Health and YOU!

Learn about the evidence-based strategies of the National Center on Disability in Public Health and how you can be a Disability in Public Health Coach, Site or Learner.

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

Building Capacity to Include People Who Have Disabilities in Health Promotion

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 8:00 AM until 9:00 AM

Sustaining Change & Inclusion: Healthcare Access Highlights from the National Center on Disability in Public Health

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 8:00 AM until 9:00 AM

Transition in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Please join us to hear about national work and discuss issues pertinent to the topic of supporting autistic individuals as they transition to adulthood. Dr. Eric Moody from Wyoming Institute for Disabilities will moderate a three expert panel presentation and facilitate questions and comments from webinar participants.

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

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 from 8:00 – 9:00 AM AKST

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA)

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis.

This training is free and includes C.E. Credit for Nursing – American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC): 8.00.

More information is available on the registration pages by selecting a date below:

Friday, March 15, 2019 ( Anchorage, AK )
Friday, April 12, 2019 ( Anchorage. AK )
Friday, August 30, 2019 (Anchorage, AK)