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Continuing Education

Trainings have been suspended at this time. Please contact training@gopsrs.org with questions or for additional details. This website will be updated when trainings resume.

The Buzz on Adult Learning (6 CE credits)
Working with adult learners requires a different approach and different skills than working with children. This course will teach you the principles of adult education and provide tools to integrate effective facilitation into training and produce students who will better retain information much longer.

*Note: This curriculum was updated by DDA in 2019 and is now eligible to be repeated for CE credits.

This class is offered on the following dates:
June 12, 2020  -  Registration Closed, Class Full
July 20, 2020
September 23, 2020
October 28, 2020

Time: 10:00am – 4:30pm

Beyond First Aid (6 CE credits)
Direct Support Professionals have the power to save lives and prevent harm when they have a clear understanding of how changes in a person’s behavior, habits and physical condition can be a sign of a greater healthcare crisis. Direct Support Professionals are often not medically trained and need guidelines and tools to know when to proactively protect and advocate for an individual’s health and safety.

This class is offered on the following dates:

April 27, 2020  -  Registration Closed, Class Full
July 9, 2020  -  Registration Closed, Class Full
September 15, 2020
October 14, 2020
October 21, 2020

Time: 10:00am – 4:30pm

Dementia: Introduction to Aging, Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia (4 CE Credits)
In this training, participants will be able to discuss information, characteristics and the effects of aging, dementia, and intellectual disabilities. We will discuss the importance of specialized care and supports for adults with I/DD, and how to implement practices of quality caregiving for adults with I/DD and Alzheimer’s or related dementias.

This class is offered on the following dates:

May 27, 2020
August 12, 2020
August 27, 2020

Time: 9a-12:30p

Dementia: Health Care Advocacy (4 CE Credits)
In this training, participants will be able to list steps of health care advocacy, discuss the process of conducting and reporting quality healthcare observations, and understand that Direct Support Professional input is essential for an accurate and helpful diagnosis.

This class is offered on the following dates:

May 27, 2020
August 12, 2020
August 27, 2020

Time: 1p-4:30p

Peer Coaching (12 CE Credits)
Senior, knowledgeable staff will learn tools to use in order to best train and support New Staff (NS) to properly learn and perform the functions of their job.

This class is offered on the following dates:

May 7, 2020
June 24, 2020
July 24, 2020
September 29, 2020

Time: 10:00am – 4:30pm

RIGHT REPONSE Elements+ Training (11 CE Credits)
When safety is your responsibility, the RIGHT RESPONSE Workshop is your essential toolbox for determining the best course of action in any situation to achieve a safe, lasting and positive result. These tools will help you successfully manage aggression or behavioral challenges and help you prevent such incidents from occurring in the future!

The Elements+ Course focuses on Self Awareness, De-escalation, Postvention learning, Self-Protection movements, Positive Environments, Motivational Model of De-Escalation, and Postvention teaching.

This class is offered on the following dates:

February 26-27, 2020
April 29-30, 2020
July 14-15, 2020
September 3-4, 2020

Time: 9a-5p (Day 1); 9a-3p (Day 2)

*Note: This training curriculum was developed by Service Alternatives. Due to licensing fees, the student cost to attend this class is $210.
 

About the Trainer
Krista Nieman is the Training Resource Manager for Puget Sound Regional Services. She has been in the field since 2000, starting as a Direct Support Professional in residential and vocational settings. Krista is an experienced trainer who believes in bringing fun and real-life experiences to her classes.


Cost
$6/CE credit
 

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