Month
Date
Upcoming Event
May
5/28/2020
- 6/24/2020
Certificate in Aging - Effective Social Work Practice with Older Adults
Registration Closed
This module focuses on the impact effective social work practice with older adults. Particular attention will be given to discharge planning, ethical decision making, addressing ethical dilemmas, and interventions for addressing common ethical dilemmas. According to the CSWE (2015), “Practitioners in aging respect the worth, dignity, and integrity of all older people and advocate for their self-determination, access to services, and ethical application of technology”. Practitioners must be ethical when engaging in social work practice with aging adults. “To ensure ethical practice, they use self-reflection, self-regulation, and supervision, consultation, and lifelong learning to address how their attitudes and biases about aging and older adults may influence their personal and professional values and behaviors” (CSWE, 2015).
5/28/2020
- 6/24/2020
Certificate in Aging - Aging and Family Caregiving
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In this module, professionals will learn how the aging process affects both the individual and their family. Other topics include promoting tasks of a family caregiver, communicating with aging adults, and policies affecting aging adults and their families. Services of the Family Caregiver Alliance will be reviewed and innovative evidenced-based programs identified.
5/28/2020
- 6/24/2020
Certificate in Aging - Aging Well Working With Aging Adults of Diverse Cultures
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Whole-person wellness depends on at least seven dimensions: physical, emotional, spiritual, vocational, environmental, social and intellectual. This module addresses each of these primary dimensions of wellness and provides strategies for maximizing wellness through the aging process. Purpose, mindfulness, and activity programming will be among the specific topics for discussion. Students are also introduced to the effects of race and ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, social and economic differences and cross-cultural variations in the perceptions and treatment of aging adults.
5/28/2020
- 6/24/2020
Certificate in Aging - End-of-Life Issues
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Professionals working with clients at the end of their life are dealing with a powerful and complex process. This module will address the topic of 'What is dying well?' (physically, emotionally and spiritually) and the religious and cultural differences that play a role in this. Other topics include how to empower caregivers in the end-of-life situation, advocacy for the client, grieving rituals, and how to help clients with the planning of the funeral.
5/28/2020
- 6/24/2020
Certified Assistive Technology Instructional Specialist (CATIS) Core Domain Workshop Summer 2020
Registration Closed
The Core Domain Workshops lead to ACVREP CATIS Certification for participants.