Positive Approach to Care® Skills Workshop - FY22

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Day 1:
Monday, November 1, 2021 at 09:00 AM until noon
Day 2:
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 09:00 AM until noon
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
Contact Person
AKTC Support
Support Phone
(907) 264-6244
Support Email
Support Website
Cost Range

Host And Instructor

Rural AKHealth Professions Foundation/AKTraining Cooperative
Riki Chapman, BSW, riki@alaskachd.org, 907-264-6257
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Contact Hours: 6.00

Training Overview Description

Day 1 of this workshop will help participants understand and recognize the differences in “normal” and “not normal” aging. Participants will also develop new skills related to approach, cueing, and ability to connect with people affected by dementia. The workshop emphasizes the value of matching helping behaviors to the person’s needs and retained abilities to promote a sense of control and self-direction.

Day 2 of this workshop will focus on Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach to Care® Positive Physical Approach™ technique, Hand-Under-Hand™ technique and we will cover Teepa's GEMS™ dementia classification model (developed from the basic structure of Allen Cognitive Disability Levels).

The workshop includes a combination of lecture, discussion, role play, group interaction, case discussion, and problem-solving among learners to actively engage learners in the content. Video training, printouts and role playing may be used throughout the session. The workshop will also address typical issues that occur from early stages of the condition, through mid-disease, and into the final care concerns that are part of the progression.

Event-specific Details

Participants are encouraged to view Teepa Snow's video on Dementia Care Provision: Reducing Risk by Changing Care Strategies before or after participating in Positive Approach to Care. This training is available at no cost until December 31, 2021. Click here for more information and to register: www.aktclms.org/Training/Class/103941

For more information please contact:
Riki Chapman, BSW

There is a participant minimum paid registration requirement for this class. If the minimum is not met the training will be cancelled and participants will be notified.

Registration Information

To Prepare for the Training. Participants will need to have enough space, approximately 6 feet, to physically demonstrate skills being taught. It is also recommended to fill a glove (fabric or plastic) with 2 cups of rice or small beans and close the cuff of the glove with a rubber band or string to create a 'hand' that will be used during the workshop.

Zoom Link - Reference Materials – Training Evaluation After registration and payment have been processed, you will have access to the CHD-AKTC e-Learning Portal, https://ttclms.remote-learner.net. After the training, use the Portal to complete the training evaluation in order to receive a Certificate of Completion. Log in with the same username (username or email address) and password used to register for the training.

Please contact AKTC Support, 907-264-6244, if you need assistance.

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