Mental Health First Aid For Older Adults (MHFA) FY19

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) for Older Adults is designed to address the specific mental health and substance disorders common in the aging population. By 2030, adults over the age of 65 will account for nearly 20 percent of the U.S. population. In older adults, symptoms such as apathy, sleep disturbances and appetite changes can be attributed to physical health conditions, dementias or even as a normal part of the aging process.

For more information contact: Betsy Chivers, betsy@alaskachd.org

C.E. Credit for Nursing – American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC): 8.00

Nursing CEs are being jointly provided by the Alaska Nurses Association and the Alaska Training Cooperative. The Alaska Nurses Association is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. CEs will be available for full participation.
For more information or to register click on the date below:

Basic Concepts of Care Coordination FY19

This class is designed for new Care Coordinators not yet certified. It is a prerequisite to the State of Alaska’s Senior and Disability Services (SDS) three-day Beginning Care Coordination Training. This one-day course is designed to be interactive and provide attendees the opportunity to participate in discussions and activities.

Topics to be covered will include: Ethics, How to Serve Someone with a Disability, Advocacy, Person Centered Planning, and Skills of Interaction.

For more information or to register click the date below:

Friday, February 8, 2019 ( Online / Web Delivered )
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 ( Online / Web Delivered )
This webinar can be accessed anywhere you can connect with a computer. 

This training will be delivered as a webinar using Zoom.us. Webinar connection information is available in the AKTC remote-learner portal after your registration and payment are processed. (Please allow 15 minutes for the system to update payment information before accessing the online training portal.)

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).

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) FY19

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?

The Alaska Training Cooperative (AKTC) is providing the community with a groundbreaking public education program Mental Health First Aid that helps the public identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. Mental Health First Aid is an interactive eight-hour course funded by the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority that teaches participants about the risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems and provides an overview of treatment resources and options.

Friday, February 8, 2019 at 08:30 AM until 05:00  (Anchorage, AK)

Monday, February 25, 2019 at 08:30 AM until 05:00 PM  (Anchorage, AK)

Traditional Health Based Practices FY19 (THBP)

Trainees are provided with foundational information on traditional lifestyles and health practices of people living in Alaska prior to western contact. They will be introduced to beliefs, attitudes, and knowledge of health promotion and maintenance that were practiced, and will examine major changes leading to the current health status of the Alaska Native community.

C.E. Credit for BH – Alaska Board of Social Work Examiners: 8.00
Specialization: Cross Cultural: Alaska Native Specific
Class is approved, renewal is pending.
C.E. Credit for BH – Alaska Commission for Behavioral Health Certification (ACBHC): 8.00
Specialization: Meets requirement for class of this title.
C.E. Credit for CHAP – Community Health Aide Program Certification Board (CHAPCB): 8.00
Specialization: Meets requirement for class of this title

All are Online / Web Delivered.

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

Friday, February 8, 2019, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM with one hour lunch on your own

Friday, March 8, 2019, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM with one hour lunch on your own

If registration is closed and you wish to be added to a wait list, please contact Sarah McConnell, 907-456-4215 or ssmcconnell@alaska.edu

National Certificate in Employment Services (NCES)

The National Certificate in Employment Services (NCES) 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. This class (or equivalent certification through bi-annual testing through ACRE) is required by the State of Alaska in order to become a Community Rehabilitation Services Provider (CRP).

Six-week commitment consisting of 45 in-class contact training hours and additional community-based skill building activities outside of face-to-face class time.

This offering of the NCES class will be completely web-conference based. In person attendance at the Center for Human Development is available for those needing this option.

Mondays and Wednesdays 12pm-4pm (AKST), February 11-March 20, 2019

FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy): Key Considerations BHCE

Can cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) be helpful to people with static encephalopathy and other cognitive impairments characterizing FASD? This training will provide a critical assessment of key considerations service providers should attend to in a best practice service environment. 

C.E. Credit for BH – Alaska Board of Professional Counselors: 2.00Specialization: Counts as face-to-face CE’s.Camera and visual contact is required throughout the training to verify attendance. Counts as face-to-face CE’s.C.E. Credit for BH – Alaska Commission for Behavioral Health Certification (ACBHC): 2.00Camera and visual contact is required throughout the training to verify attendance. Counts as face-to-face CE’s.C.E. Credit for BH – National Association of Social Workers Alaska Chapter (NASW-AK): 2.00 [pending]Specialization: Substance Abuse Specific requestedApplication has been submitted to the NASW-Alaska Chapter and is pending for pre-approval of Social Work contact hours. Camera and visual contact is required throughout the training to verify attendance. Counts as face-to-face CE’s.

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

Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Sex Talk for Self-Advocates Webinar #4

This webinar is part of an on-going series that addresses self-advocate questions about relationships and sexuality. This series is a great learning opportunity for self-advocates, and professionals and paraprofessionals working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to better understand relationships and sexuality.

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

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am AKST

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, betsy@alaskachd.org  or Diana Carpenter (907) 264-6265, diana@alaskachd.org

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

Friday, February 15, 2019  ( Online / Web Delivered ) #1: Working with Others

Monday, February 18, 2019 ( Online / Web Delivered ) #2: Assessing Strengths and Needs
Tuesday, February 19, 2019  ( Online / Web Delivered ) #3: Planning Services, #5: Linking to Resources, #6: Advocating
Wednesday, February 20, 2019  ( Online / Web Delivered ) #4: Providing Services
Thursday, February 21, 2019  ( Online / Web Delivered ) #7: Individualizing Care, #8: Documenting
 Friday, February 22, 2019  ( 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.

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