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Upcoming Training: 

Thursday, July 25 - 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Topeka, KS

Register here: Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems: Bridging the Communication Gap

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Do you support persons-served that have difficulty talking, making it hard for them to communicate their wants and needs?  If so, there are options that might help known as Augmentative and Alternative Communications Systems (AACs). 

This training will cover the two main types of AACs (aided and unaided).  Participants in the class should walk away with a better understanding of communication barriers and ways to address barriers in a manner that allows the person-served to gain access to their wants and needs through using AACs.

Cancellations and Substitutions: 
If you register and do not cancel by Thursday, July 18 and/or fail to attend you will be charged in full. 
Cancellations prior to the deadline above will be a charged a $25 service fee. Substitutions may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.


Wednesday, Aug. 14 - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Overland Park, KS
Register here: Best Practices: Medication Administration 

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Medication administration is one of those on-going responsibilities that often overwhelm even the most talented and veteran staff. Sara Owen, APRN, and Teresa Galutia, MS, will share best practices that have benefited Lakemary by making medication variances practically non-existent.  What works and what doesn’t. And, what will practically guarantee success and ensure individuals get exactly what is prescribed each and every time. 

Parking Instructions:
Please park in the lot off of 127th Street.  There is a bronzed Jayhawk who sits at the main entrance of Regnier Hall. Here is the link to the campus map: http://edwardscampus.ku.edu/campus-map.

Regnier Hall
12610 Quivira Road         
Overland Park, KS 66213

Cancellations and Substitutions: 
If you register and do not cancel by Wednesday, Aug. 7 and/or fail to attend you will be charged in full. 
Cancellations prior to the deadline above will be a charged a $25 service fee. Substitutions may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.

 


Thursdays in Sept. 5, 12, 19, and 26 - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Virtual
*Participants MUST attend all four sessions, please register by Aug. 1 to ensure your booklet is mailed prior to the start date
Register here: Mental Health Approaches to I/DD

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This training will cover the first four modules, and a booklet will be provided to you prior to the training start date. Training taught by Dee Nighswonger, LMSW, LCAC, Director, Sedgwick County Developmental Disability Organization, Shannon Bynorth, Sedgwick County Developmental Disability Organization, and Kat Sweeney, Sunflower. 

Module 1: What is Dual Diagnosis? Module 1 will provide clear definition within I/DD, MI, and Dual Diagnoses. The course will articulate prevalence rates, common syndromes, describe what is meant by “behavioral phenotype” along with identifying and describing DSM usage, the articulation of prevalence rates, vulnerability risk factors and characteristics of persons with IDD/MI.

Module 2: Building on the Basics: Understanding Assessment Practices in Dual Diagnoses – Module 2 will dive into the articulation of the elements of behavioral, medical, communication and physical model of problem behavior. It will describe what is meant by the ABCs of behavior, the considerations and steps for a functional assessment, best practices and the components and importance of the Integrative Model. Additionally, participants will learn how to describe the diagnostic principles for completing a psychiatric diagnosis in a person with I/DD, and why medical causes of problem behavior are often under-diagnosed. Medical history importance, medical conditions, and examples and importance of assessment will be discussed.

Module 3: Mental Health Evaluation:  Mental Status Examinations (MSE) – Module 3 will summarize the importance of assessing the cognitive developmental level of the person with I/DD as it pertains to Mental Status Examination and it’s three components. It will also describe the 11 domains and how they are pertinent to the assessment process, how the developmental level of the person is related to the process, and the articulation of the purpose of the DSM and how it is used in the diagnostic process.

Module 4: Signs & Symptoms of Mental Illness – Module 4 will discuss the signs and symptoms commonly present in people who have IDD and the following diagnoses: Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, Personality Disorders, and Psychosis. Participants will understand the importance of observation in the assessment process. 

Cancellations and Substitutions: 
If you register and do not cancel by Thursday, Aug, 1 and/or fail to attend you will be charged in full. 
Cancellations prior to the deadline above will be a charged a $25 service fee. Substitutions may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.


Friday, Sept. 6 - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Wichita, KS
Register here: Cerebral Palsy: What to Consider

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This presentation will describe the condition of Cerebral Palsy and its effects on children and adults.  Common types of CP will be discussed as well as other conditions that are common for those who have CP.  This presentation will be light and interactive in nature.  An adult with CP will attend to give a unique perspective on the condition and what it has been like to deal with it.

David W. Kemp, OTR/L, ATP is the Vice President of Technical Services at the Daniel M. Carney Rehab Engineering Center / CPRF Wichita.  Mr. Kemp has been an OT for over 30 years and specifically a wheelchair and seating specialist for the last 20 years at CPRF.  He is certified in NDT with the CP child and has worked with many children and adults with CP.

Cancellations and Substitutions: 
If you register and do not cancel by Friday, Aug, 30 and/or fail to attend you will be charged in full. 
Cancellations prior to the deadline above will be a charged a $25 service fee. Substitutions may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.


Friday, Sept. 13 - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Overland Park, KS 
Register here: Trauma and Resiliency 

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Taught by Josh Reese, LSCSW - Prevention and Training Team Leader and Nate Williams, LCPC - Adult Services Team Leader - Johnson County Mental Health

Parking Instructions:
Please park in the lot off of 127th Street.  There is a bronzed Jayhawk who sits at the main entrance of Regnier Hall. Here is the link to the campus map:  http://edwardscampus.ku.edu/campus-map.

Regnier Hall
12610 Quivira Road         
Overland Park, KS 66213

Cancellations and Substitutions: 
If you register and do not cancel by Friday, Sept. 6 and/or fail to attend you will be charged in full. 
Cancellations prior to the deadline above will be a charged a $25 service fee. Substitutions may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.


 Thursday, Sept. 19 - Wichita, KS
Hosted by ResCare, Flyer linked below with details! 
Exploring Compassion Fatigue: A Reality for Caregivers & Enhancing Direct Practice Communication Skills, Using People First Language & Disability Etiquette