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Community-based Services Training Offered
for Long-term Care Professionals

RELEASED: Jan. 29, 2008

EAU CLAIRE — Workshops and certificate programs for social workers, human services providers, nursing home employees, assisted living and home health care employees, and others who work with adults in long-term care will be offered from March through November throughout Wisconsin.

The training is based on the curriculum established by the Community-based Services Training Partnership in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire social work department and Continuing Education.

Programs, instructors, dates, locations and CEH/CEU information follow:

  • "Beginning with the End in Mind: Refining Your Skills in Case Closing." Instructor: Debi Levin-Stankevich. Eau Claire: April 30; Wausau: June 18. 6.5 hours/.65 CEUs.
  • "Effective Work with Older Adults." Instructor: Levin-Stankevich. Stevens Point: April 9-10; Eau Claire: Nov. 4-5. 13 hours/1.3 CEUs.
  • "Working Across the Lifespan with Adults who have Persistent Mental Illness." Instructor: Mary Anna Palmer. Eau Claire: March 27-28; Rhinelander: May 13-14; La Crosse: Sept. 18-19; Stevens Point: Oct. 9-10. 13 hours/1.3 CEUs.
  • "Challenging Behaviors: A Clinical Perspective." Eau Claire: June 11 (Instructor: Levin-Stankevich); Rhinelander: Oct. 8 (Instructor: Palmer). 6.5 hours/.65 CEUs.
  • "Substance Abuse and Older Adults." Instructor: McKinzi Simonsen. Wausau: March 26; Hayward: May 29; Black River Falls: June 20. 6.5 hours/.65 CEUs.

Participants attending "Substance Abuse and Older Adults," "Working Across the Lifespan with Adults who have Persistent Mental Illness" and "Challenging Behaviors: A Clinical Perspective" will earn a behavioral health certificate. Those attending all five workshops will earn a behavioral health aging emphasis certificate.

The fee is $99 for each one-day workshop or $180 for each two-day workshop. The fee includes course materials, lunch, refreshments and CEUs. Nurses can earn six continuing nursing education contact hours per session.

To register, receive additional information or request reasonable accommodations for disabilities, call UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education at 715-836-3636 or toll-free at 866-893-2423, use the Wisconsin Relay System (711), visit their Web site or e-mail ce@uwec.edu.

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