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Continuing Education

 

The Buzz on Adult Learning (6 CE credits) - VIRTUAL CLASS ONLY
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:

July 23, 2020
August 27, 2020
September 17, 2020
November 5, 2020

Time: 10:00am – 4:30pm

Beyond First Aid (6 CE credits) - VIRTUAL CLASS ONLY
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:

July 9, 2020
August 6, 2020
September 10, 2020
October 1, 2020
October 29, 2020
November 19, 2020

Time: 10:00am – 4:30pm

Dementia: Introduction to Aging, Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia (4 CE Credits) - VIRTUAL CLASS ONLY
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:

September 3, 2020
October 8, 2020

Time: 9a-12:30p

Dementia: Health Care Advocacy (4 CE Credits) - VIRTUAL CLASS ONLY
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:

September 3, 2020
October 8, 2020

Time: 1p-4:30p

Peer Coaching (12 CE Credits) - VIRTUAL CLASS ONLY
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. A homework assignment will be provided at the end of the class, and must be returned to the trainer in order to receive CE credit for the course.

This class is offered on the following dates:

July 30, 2020
September 24, 2020
October 22, 2020
November 12, 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:

This class will not be offered virtually at this time.

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
 

Payment/Cancellation Policy
Students must register using the PSRS Student Registration Request Form. Invoice will be sent to the agency contact for payment. Any cancellations must be made at least 72 hours in advance to receive a course refund. Student substitutions may be made up to 24 hours prior to the class. A credit towards future training will be provided for any cancellations made within 72 hours of the class. No show/no contact will result in forfeit of registration cost.
 

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