2019 Reducing Recidivism & Reentry Conference – Creating Healthy Relationships – Building Supportive Communities

If you work as a mental health or substance abuse professional, community program director or case manager, public defender or judge, if you work with at risk or adjudicated youth, are a probation officer, social worker, or work in another field that is concerned with reducing recidivism and strengthening reentry services — this conference is for you!

Together we can maximize the effectiveness of reentry programs and minimize barriers to employment and reintegration back into the communities.

Thursday, March 7 and Friday, March 8

2019 Reducing Recidivism & Reentry Conference – Exhibitor Registration

This conference is attended by mental health or substance abuse professionals, community program directors or case managers, public defenders or judges, and those that work with at risk or adjudicated youth, are a probation officer, social worker, or in another field that is concerned with reducing recidivism and strengthening reentry services.

Everything you need to know as a Vendor! 
Thursday, March 7 and Friday, March 8, 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 training meets for 5 Thursdays from 3/7/19 – 4/4/19, 3pm to 5pm

What’s Happening in Best Practices for Alaska? BHCE

The training will review SAMHSA’s changes in identification of evidence based practices, and issues currently active at SAMHSA regarding Tribal behavioral health opportunities. A review of how EBPs do and don’t provide ways to respond to Alaskan community needs and concerns will be presented. The training will explore alternative methods and strategies for identifying culturally informed best practices, as well as providing an update on the Alaska Native Hub for Research and Resources.

C.E. Credit for BH – Alaska Board of Professional Counselors: 2.00

C.E. Credit for BH – Alaska Commission for Behavioral Health Certification (ACBHC): 2.00

C.E. Credit for BH – National Association of Social Workers Alaska Chapter (NASW-AK): 2.00 [pending]

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

Thursday, March 7, 2019 5:00 – 7:00 PM

2019 Full Lives Conference for Direct Support Professionals

April 10, 11, & 12, 2019

Our theme for this year, Supporting the Future of our Workforce, is showcased in our keynote presentations and breakout sessions that are focusing on the efforts and trends within the industry to strengthen and enhance the careers of our support professionals.

The 18th annual Full Lives Conference will feature national and Alaskan experts on key issues that affect Care Coordinators, Direct Service Professionals and the people they support. Presentations will be provided on a wide range of topics allowing attendees to choose sessions based on their personal and professional interests such as; diversity and cultural awareness, person-centered best practices, stress management, writing person-centered plans of care, climbing the career ladder, employment and so much more.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Full Lives draws a wide range of attendees that provide services in developmental disabilities, behavioral health, traumatic brain injuries, substance abuse/prevention, and senior services. Attendees include case managers, personal care assistance, care coordinators, community advocates, supervisors, administrators, self-advocates, caregivers, and families receiving services.

Proposals Now Being Accepted: Interested in presenting at the 2019 Full Lives Conference? Click here for information on submitting a session proposal. Proposals must be submitted by February 12, 2019.

DSP Award Nominations Now Open: Do you know an outstanding service professional to nominate for the DSP of the Year Award? Click here for more information. Nominations must be submitted by Febuary 12, 2019.

Training Access Funds: Applications for Training Access Funds are available here. All applications must be postmarked or received by 5:00PM on March 5, 2019. Please review all information on the application carefully as conditions apply.

Hotel registration information coming soon.

Exhibitors – Sponsorship – Advertising information click the link below.

Check back often for Registration details and additional information.

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The Full Lives Conference receives funding and support from the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, UAA Center for Human Development, The Alaska Training Cooperative, and the State of Alaska Senior and Disabilities Services.

Havening Training

The Havening Techniques are powerful tools that can be used to alleviate the consequences of traumatic or stressful events.

Havening or Delta Techniques™ is a method which is designed to change the brain to de-traumatize the memory and remove its negative effects from both our psyche and body.

These techniques have been developed and refined over the last fifteen years.

The first official training occurred May 2013 in the UK. Now we have grown and spread to all corners of the world.

Early Bird Discount: Register by March 1st, 2019 and save $200, pay $1470 to train with Dr Ron !!!

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

Sat & Sun, May 18-19, 2019, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm both days at 2550 Denali St, 16th floor conference room.

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 call:

Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska 9:00AM – 5:00PM

(907) 561-3313

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

Self-Employment 1 FY19

Customized Employment recognizes Self-Employment as an acceptable work goal for people with disabilities who want to work, but want to define their own jobs as opposed to working for someone else. In this two-hour class, the basic elements and requirements for Self-Employment are introduced and discussed. 
We will also discuss some business funding sources available in Alaska.
You will get a certificate of attendance and completion when you take this class.

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

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 jdowning@alzalaska.org

FAIRBANKS – Contact Joan Adams, 907-452-2277 or jadams@alzalaska.org
ANCHORAGE – Contact Debbie Chulick, 907-561-3313 or dchulick@alzalaska.org

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. The workshop teaches the fundamentals of dementia, as well as practical skills such as communication techniques, activities planning and best practices in de-escalating difficult behaviors. This training is specifically for direct care workers such as certified nursing assistants, workers in assisted living homes, personal care attendants, in-home workers, care coordinators and family caregivers.

This training is co-sponsored by the Alaska Training Cooperative. Continuing Nursing Education: 4 contact hours.

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

Class dates will be listed as they become available.