Alaska Core Competencies

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.

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. 

Classes will be listed as soon as they become available: 

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

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.

Contact Hours: 4.00
Pre-registration is required, contact:Debbie Chulick; dchulick@alzalaska.org or 907-561-3313

Classes will be listed as soon as they become available or contact:

Host: Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Agency of Alaska, www.alzalaska.org, or call 907-561-3313

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.

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

Classes will be listed as soon as they become available:

Host: Alaska Child Trauma Center at ACMHS, rbuzby@acmhs.com, 907-762-2852

2010 ADA Standards – New!

Based on the 2010 updated Department of Justice regulation under the ADA, this course provides an overview of the changes in the regulations, effective dates for new construction and alteration, provisions for new construction, provisions for existing facilities, and scoping of technical provisions. (Approximate time: 60 Min Total) More information at: https://rockymountainada.talentlms.com/catalog/index