Basic Concepts of Care Coordination

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.

For more information or to register click the date below:

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 ( Online / Web Delivered )
This webinar can be accessed anywhere you can connect with a computer. 

Dementia Care Workshop

The purpose of the Dementia Care Workshop is to build a foundation of knowledge which will enable the learner to integrate new care strategies into their professional practice that will increase the quality of life for people with dementia.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 ( Wasilla, AK )

Friday, September 20, 2019 ( Homer, AK )

Host: Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska, Kim Jung, kjung@alzalaska.org, 907-746-3413

The Illusion of Perfection: Learning to Get the Recognition That Counts

The emphasis of this training will be working with the fruitless striving for constant perfection and the ease in which perceived failure can lead to addictive behaviors. Topics such as understanding addiction as an effort to fill the insatiable hole will be explored in depth.

This is a five-day intensive training starting 4:00 pm on September 19, ending 2:00 pm on September 23

Host: Kade & Associates, (907) 947-6676 or k.kade@att.net

Traditional Health Based Practices (THBP)

Participants 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. Special emphasis is placed on strategies for improving behavioral health.

Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 08:00 AM until 05:00 PM

Host: Rural AKHealth Professions Foundation/AKTraining Cooperative, 907-264-6257

Mental Health First Aid For Older Adults (MHFA)

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.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 ( Anchorage, AK )

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 ( Wasilla, AK )

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

Host: The Alaska Training Cooperative, Betsy Chivers, betsy@alaskachd.org, or 907-264-6233

3rd Annual Peer Power Self-Advocacy Summit

Friday, September 27 from 5:00PM until 8:00PM.

Saturday, September 28 from 9:00AM until 6:30PM

Sunday, September 29 from 9:00AM to 2:00PM

Embassy Suites by Hilton in Anchorage, AK

This year’s Summit is intended for people with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) who are 18 years of age or older. The focus for this year is as follows: Micro Enterprise and the role of the Trust; Supported Decision-Making Agreements, (regarding agreement development); Friendship and Dating- Healthy Relationships; Able Act and the Transition Plan; DD Shared Vision; and Budget Authority, as well as other important subject matters. We encourage individuals from all regions of Alaska to join the Summit and learn better skills for self-advocacy.

For more information and registration click HERE