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DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES ADMINISTRATION

Provider Training Opportunities

These workshops are designed to be additional opportunities for providers to increase caregiving skills for specific populations.

Who should attend: Adult Family Home Providers and Resident Managers, Caregivers, Medicaid Personal Care/Respite Providers and other Residential Providers.

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Provider Training Opportunities
JANUARY
 
FEBURARY
 
When: Thursday, February 5, 2015 (9:00am—4:00pm) | FLYER
What: Care Transitions
CE Approved Instructor for AFH/Residential Providers. NOT FOR IP.
Speaker: Shanti Potts
Where: Developmental Disabilities Administration
6860 Capitol Blvd. SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Contact: Kate Gallagher 360-725-4271 or kate.gallagher@dshs.wa.gov
 
MARCH
 
APRIL
 
MAY
 
JUNE
 
JULY
 
AUGUST
 
When: August 7, 2014 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
What: Oral Health for Caregivers (50 people)
CE APPROVED BUT NOT FOR IP CE
Speaker: Claire Brannan, Mae Chin RDH, MEd, Teresa Marks RDH
Where: Everett DSHS
840 North Broadway, Building A, Suite 100
Everett, WA 98201
Contact: Email Lisa Davis, Lisa.davis@dshs.wa.gov with the subject "Dental Everett" OR call (425) 339-3928
 
When: Friday, August 15th, 2014 (9:00am - 4:00pm, 1 hr. lunch) | FLYER
What: Three Trainings in One Day: Quality of Life for Residents, Resident Rights and Dementia Basics. (Each class is 2 CEUs or 6 CEUs if do all day- approved for Home Care Agency LTC workers, not CEU approved for Individual Provider)
Speaker: Claire Brannan
Where: Developmental Disabilities Administration
1305 Tacoma Ave South, Suite 300
Tacoma, WA 98402
Contact: Melody Erickson, melody.erickson@dshs.wa.gov or 253-404-5560
 
SEPTEMBER
 
When: Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 (12:00pm—3:00pm)
What: Boundaries and Limit Setting
3CE, Not Approved for IP CE
Speaker: Tory Fieldler
Where: Community Visions
124 E. Augusta, #500
Spokane, WA 99207
Contact: Trinna Zimmer, Email: zimmetr@dshs.wa.gov; Phone: (509) 751-4638
 
When: Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 (4:00pm—7:00pm)
What: Boundaries and Limit Setting
3CE, Not Approved for IP CE
Speaker: Tory Fieldler
Where: Community Visions
124 E. Augusta, #500
Spokane, WA 99207
Contact: Trinna Zimmer, Email: zimmetr@dshs.wa.gov; Phone: (509) 751-4638
 
When: Friday, September 5th, 2014 (10:00am - 3:00pm)
What: Functional Assessment (4CE. Not approved for IP CE)
Speaker: Dr. Phil Diaz, Ph.D.
Where: Tri-Cities Residential Services
741 South Dayton St; STE A
Kennewick, WA 99336
Contact: Itza Reyes, Email: reyesii@dshs.wa.gov ; Phone: (509) 225-4636
 
When: Friday, September 12th, 2014 (10:00am - 3:00pm)
What: Positive Behavior Supports (4CE. Not approved for IP CE)
Speaker: Dr. Phil Diaz, Ph.D.
Where: Tri-Cities Residential Services
741 South Dayton St; STE A
Kennewick, WA 99336
Contact: Itza Reyes, Email: reyesii@dshs.wa.gov ; Phone: (509) 225-4636
 
When: Friday, September 19th, 2014 (10:00am - 3:00pm)
What: Data Analysis (4CE. Not approved for IP CE)
Speaker: Dr. Phil Diaz, Ph.D.
Where: Tri-Cities Residential Services
741 South Dayton St; STE A
Kennewick, WA 99336
Contact: Itza Reyes, Email: reyesii@dshs.wa.gov ; Phone: (509) 225-4636
 
When: Thursday, September 25, 2014 (9:00am—4:00pm) | FLYER
What: Supporting Individuals who have Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
CE Pending
Speaker: Dr. Allison Brooks, Co-Founder of Brooks Powers Group
Where: Everett DDA
840 North Broadway Building A, Suite 100
Everett, WA 98501
Contact: Cassie McElhaney, 206-568-5704 or mailto:McElhCL@dshs.wa.gov
 
When: Friday, September 26th, 2014 (10:00am - 3:00pm)
What: Anatomy of a Meltdown (4CE. Not approved for IP CE)
Speaker: Dr. Phil Diaz, Ph.D.
Where: Tri-Cities Residential Services
741 South Dayton St; STE A
Kennewick, WA 99336
Contact: Itza Reyes, Email: reyesii@dshs.wa.gov ; Phone: (509) 225-4636
 
When: Friday, September 26th, 2014 (9:00am - 4:00pm, 1 hr. lunch) | FLYER
What: Supporting Individuals Through Challenging Situations (No Charge for Training) (6hr CEU’s approved for Home Care Agency LTC workers, not CEU approved for Individual Provider)
Speaker: Chuck Goodwin
Where: Developmental Disabilities Administration
1305 Tacoma Ave South, Suite 300
Tacoma, WA 98402
Contact: Melody Erickson, melody.erickson@dshs.wa.gov or 253-404-5560
 
When: Friday, September 26, 2014 (9:00am—4:00pm) | FLYER
What: Supporting Individuals who have Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
CE Pending
Speaker: Dr. Allison Brooks, Co-Founder of Brooks Powers Group
Where: Mount Vernon Outstation
900 E. College Way, Suite 100
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Contact: Cassie McElhaney, 206-568-5704 or mailto:McElhCL@dshs.wa.gov
 
When: Monday, September 29, 2014 (9:00am—4:00pm) | FLYER
What: Supporting Individuals who have Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
CE Pending
Speaker: Dr. Allison Brooks, Co-Founder of Brooks Powers Group
Where: Highline Community College
2400 S. 240th St.
Des Moines, WA 98198
Contact: Cassie McElhaney, 206-568-5704 or mailto:McElhCL@dshs.wa.gov
 
When: Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 (12:00pm—3:00pm)
What: Boundaries and Limit Setting
3CE, Not Approved for IP CE
Speaker: Tory Fieldler
Where: Elmview
204 E. 6th St.
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Contact: Trinna Zimmer, Email: zimmetr@dshs.wa.gov; Phone: (509) 751-4638
 
OCTOBER
 
When: Monday, October 6th, 2014 (9:00am—4:00pm)
What: Down Syndrome
3CE, Not Approved for IP CE
Speaker: TBA
Where: Spokane Community College
1810 N. Greene St.
Spokane, WA 99207
Contact: Trinna Zimmer, Email: zimmetr@dshs.wa.gov; Phone: (509) 751-4638
 
When: Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 (9:00am—4:00pm)
What: Down Syndrome
6CE, Not Approved for IP CE
Speaker: TBA
Where: Yakima Valley Community College
South 16th Ave. and Nob Hill
Yakima, WA 98902
Contact: Trinna Zimmer, Email: zimmetr@dshs.wa.gov; Phone: (509) 751-4638
 
When: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 (9:00am—4:00pm) | FLYER
What: Supporting Individuals through Challenging Situations CE Approved Instructor for AFH/Residential Providers. NOT FOR IP.
Speaker: Chuck Goodwin
Where: Developmental Disabilities Administration
6860 Capitol Blvd. SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Contact: Kate Gallagher 360-725-4271 or kate.gallagher@dshs.wa.gov
 
When: Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 (9:00am - 4:00pm 1 hr. lunch) | FLYER
What: Autism Spectrum Disorder – What is it and what we can do to help (no charge for training)
Speaker: Dr. Edward Fischer (6 CEU approved)
Where: Developmental Disabilities Administration
1305 Tacoma Ave South, Suite 300
Tacoma, WA 98402
Contact: Melody Erickson, melody.erickson@dshs.wa.gov or 253-404-5560
 
When: Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
What: Oral Health for Caregivers (maximum 50 people)
CONTINUING EDUCATION APPROVED BUT NOT FOR IP CE
Speaker: Claire Brannan, Mae Chin RDH, MEd, Teresa Marks RDH
Where: Region 2 DDA
1700 Cherry Street
Seattle WA 98122
Contact: See online flyer (above) OR contact Cassie McElhaney, McElhCL@dshs.wa.gov@dshs.wa.gov or 206-568-5704
 
When: Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 (9:00am—1:00pm)
What: Boundaries and Limit Setting
4CE, Not Approved for IP CE
Speaker: Tory Fieldler
Where: United Way of Benton and Franklin Counties
401 N. Young St.
Kennewick, WA 99336
Contact: Trinna Zimmer, Email: zimmetr@dshs.wa.gov; Phone: (509) 751-4638
 
NOVEMBER
 
When: Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 (9:00am—12:00pm)
What: Community Mental Health & Involuntary Commitment
3CE. Not Approved for IP CE
Speaker: Tory Fieldler
Where: Moses Lake Fire Station
701 E. 3rd. Ave
Moses Lake, WA 98837
Contact: Trinna Zimmer, Email: zimmetr@dshs.wa.gov; Phone: (509) 751-4638
 
When: Wednesday, November 12,  2014 (9:00am-4:00pm) | FLYER
What: Understanding Dementia From The Inside Out
CE Approved Instructor for AFH/Residential Providers. NOT FOR IP.
Speaker: Shanti Potts
Where: Developmental Disabilities Administration
6860 Capitol Blvd. SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Contact: Kate Gallagher 360-725-4271 or kate.gallagher@dshs.wa.gov
 
When: Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 (9:00am—12:00pm)
What: Community Mental Health & Involuntary Commitment
3CE. Not Approved for IP CE
Speaker: Tory Fieldler
Where: United Way of Benton and Franklin Counties
401 N. Young St.
Kennewick, WA 99336
Contact: Trinna Zimmer, Email: zimmetr@dshs.wa.gov; Phone: (509) 751-4638
 
When: Thursday, November 20th, 2014 (9:00am—4:00pm)
What: Negotiated Care Plan
6CE. Not Approved for IP CE
Speaker: Claire Brannon
Where: Region 1 Training Center
8517 East Trent Ave.; Kalispel Room
Spokane, WA 99212
Contact: Trinna Zimmer, Email: zimmetr@dshs.wa.gov; Phone: (509) 751-4638
 
When: Friday, November 21st, 2014 (9:00am—4:00pm)
What: Negotiated Care Plan
6CE. Not Approved for IP CE
Speaker: Claire Brannon
Where: DSHS-DDA/Rainier Room
2010 Yakima Valley Hwy, Mid-Valley Mall, K-15
Kennewick, WA 99336
Contact: Trinna Zimmer, Email: zimmetr@dshs.wa.gov; Phone: (509) 751-4638
 
DECEMBER
 
When: Monday, December 1st, 2014 (10:00am—5:00pm)
What: What, When & How to Teach & Support in Home & Community Setting
Not Approved for IP CE
Speaker: Teri Johnson Consulting and Training LLC
Where: Region 1 Training Center
8517 East Trent Ave.; Kalispel Room
Spokane, WA 99212
Contact: Trinna Zimmer, Email: zimmetr@dshs.wa.gov; Phone: (509) 751-4638
 
When: Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 (10:00am—5:00pm)
What: What, When & How to Teach & Support in Home & Community Setting
Not Approved for IP CE
Speaker: Teri Johnson Consulting and Training LLC
Where: Region 1 Training Center
8517 East Trent Ave.; Kalispel Room
Spokane, WA 99212
Contact: Trinna Zimmer, Email: zimmetr@dshs.wa.gov; Phone: (509) 751-4638
 
When: Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 (10:00am—5:00pm)
What: What, When & How to Teach & Support in Home & Community Setting
Not Approved for IP CE
Speaker: Teri Johnson Consulting and Training LLC
Where: Yakima Valley Community College
South 16th Ave. and Nob Hill
Yakima, WA 98902
Contact: Trinna Zimmer, Email: zimmetr@dshs.wa.gov; Phone: (509) 751-4638
 
When: Thursday, December 4th, 2014 (10:00am—5:00pm)
What: What, When & How to Teach & Support in Home & Community Setting
Not Approved for IP CE
Speaker: Teri Johnson Consulting and Training LLC
Where: Yakima Valley Community College
South 16th Ave. and Nob Hill
Yakima, WA 98902
Contact: Trinna Zimmer, Email: zimmetr@dshs.wa.gov; Phone: (509) 751-4638
 
When: Thursday, December 4, 2014 (9:00am—4:00pm) | FLYER
What: Autism Spectrum Disorder; What is it and what we can do to help. CE Approved Instructor for AFH/Residential Providers. NOT FOR IP.
Speaker: Dr. Edward Fischer
Where: Developmental Disabilities Administration
6860 Capitol Blvd. SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Contact: Kate Gallagher 360-725-4271 or kate.gallagher@dshs.wa.gov