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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.

Jan | Feb | March | April | May | June | July | Aug | Sept | Oct | Nov | Dec 

Provider Training Opportunities
JANUARY
 
When: Friday January  17th, 2014 (8:30am - 4:30pm, 1 hr. lunch) | FLYER
What: Right Response – Elements Workshop – No Charge for Training
(7hr CEU’s approved for Home Care Agency LTC workers, not CEU approved for Individual Provider)
Speaker: Venerando Azurin
Where: Developmental Disabilities Administration
1305 Tacoma Ave South, Suite 300
Tacoma, WA 98402
Contact: Melody Erickson, 253-404-5560
 
When: Friday January  17th, 2014 (9am - 12pm)
What: Medications
(CE Approved Instructor for AFH/Residential Providers. NOT FOR IP.)
Speaker: Arlene Welk
Where: Ellensburg Work Source
309 East Mountain View Avenue
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Contact: Trina Zimmer PH: 509-751-4638 or EM: zimmetr@dshs.wa.gov
 
When: Friday January  17th, 2014 (1pm - 5pm)
What: Workplace Safety
(CE Approved Instructor for AFH/Residential Providers. NOT FOR IP.)
Speaker: Arlene Welk
Where: Ellensburg Work Source
309 East Mountain View Avenue
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Contact: Trina Zimmer PH: 509-751-4638 or EM: zimmetr@dshs.wa.gov
 
When: Friday January  21st, 2014 (8:30am - 4:30pm, 1 hr. lunch) | FLYER
What: Right Response – Elements Workshop (No Charge for Training)
(7hr CEU’s approved for Home Care Agency LTC workers, not CEU approved for Individual Provider)
Speaker: Christopher Breece
Where: Developmental Disabilities Administration
1305 Tacoma Ave South, Suite 300
Tacoma, WA 98402
Contact: Melody Erickson, 253-404-5560
 
When: Friday January 24th, 2014 (9am - 12pm)
What: Workplace Safety
(CE Approved Instructor for AFH/Residential Providers. NOT FOR IP.)
Speaker: Arlene Welk
Where: United Way of Benton/Franklin County
401 North Young St.
Kennewick WA 99336
Contact: Trina Zimmer PH: 509-751-4638 or EM: zimmetr@dshs.wa.gov
 
When: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 (8:00a-12:00p)
What: Substance Abuse
(CE Approved Instructor for AFH/Residential Providers. NOT FOR IP.)
Speaker: Sheri w/ALTC
Where: Walla Walla Community College, Lecture Hall
1470 Bridge Street
Clarkston, WA 99403
Contact: Trina Zimmer PH: 509-751-4638 or EM: zimmetr@dshs.wa.gov
 
When: Thursday, January 30, 2014 (9:00a-4:00p)
What: Alzheimer's & Dementia Introduction
(CE Approved Instructor for AFH/Residential Providers. NOT FOR IP.)
Speaker: Sheri w/ALTC
Where: Walla Walla Community College, Lecture Hall
1470 Bridge Street
Clarkston, WA 99403
Contact: Trina Zimmer PH: 509-751-4638 or EM: zimmetr@dshs.wa.gov
 
When: Friday, January 31, 2014 (8:00a-12:00p)
What: Developmental Disabilities & Sexuality
(CE Approved Instructor for AFH/Residential Providers. NOT FOR IP.)
Speaker: Sheri w/ALTC
Where: Walla Walla Community College, Lecture Hall
1470 Bridge Street
Clarkston, WA 99403
Contact: Trina Zimmer PH: 509-751-4638 or EM: zimmetr@dshs.wa.gov
 
FEBURARY
 
When: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 (8:00a-12:00p)
What: Substance Abuse
(CE Approved Instructor for AFH/Residential Providers. NOT FOR IP.)
Speaker: Sheri w/ALTC
Where: Arc of Spokane/Conference Room B
320 East 2nd Avenue
Spokane, WA 99202
Contact: Trina Zimmer PH: 509-751-4638 or EM: zimmetr@dshs.wa.gov
 
When: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 (1:00p-5:00p)
What: Developmental Disabilities & Sexuality
(CE Approved Instructor for AFH/Residential Providers. NOT FOR IP.)
Speaker: Sheri w/ALTC
Where: Arc of Spokane/Conference Room B
320 East 2nd Avenue
Spokane, WA 99202
Contact: Trina Zimmer PH: 509-751-4638 or EM: zimmetr@dshs.wa.gov
 
When: Monday, February 10, 2014 (9a-4p, 1hr lunch)
What: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia Introduction
(6 hr. CE approved for LTC workers, Not CEU approved for Individual Provider)
Speaker: Joel Loiacono
Where: ALTC--Jim Snyder
1235 N. Post St.
Spokane, WA 99201
Contact: Itza Reyes, Email: reyesii@dshs.wa.gov; (509) 225-4636
 
When: Monday, February 10, 2014 (9:00 am to 4:00 pm)
What: Dynamic Behaviors and Interventions
Speaker: Dr. Phil Diaz
Where: Civic Center Auditorium
401 S. Balsam St.
Moses Lake, WA 98837
Contact: Itza Reyes, Email: reyesii@dshs.wa.gov; (509) 225-4636
 
When: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 (9:00 am to 12:00 pm)
What: Anatomy of a Meltdown
Speaker: Dr. Phil Diaz
Where: Civic Center Auditorium
401 S. Balsam St.
Moses Lake, WA 98837
Contact: Itza Reyes, Email: reyesii@dshs.wa.gov; (509) 225-4636
 
When: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 (4:00p—7:30p) | FLYER | REGISTER
What: Autism Spectrum Disorder
CE Approved Instructor for AFH/Residential Providers.  NOT FOR IP.
Speaker: Christen Kishel, PhD & Dana Stevens, BCBA
Where: Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute, Commons
4000 W. Randolph Rd.
Spokane, WA 99224
Contact: Denise Magee at (509) 477-2725; if you have any questions or need help registering.
 
When: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 (9a—1p) | FLYER
What: Prediction and Prevention of Skin Bread Down and Pressure Ulcers, Aspiration and Pneumonia, MRSA and Sexual Assault
CE Approved Instructor for AFH/Residential Providers.  NOT FOR IP.
Speaker: Julie Thompson, RN
Where: DSHS/DDD
6860 Capitol Blvd SE
Tumwater, WA 98501
Contact: Kate Gallagher 360-725-4271 or kate.gallagher@dshs.wa.gov
 
When: Monday February 24th, 2014 (12:30pm - 4:30pm) | FLYER
What: Prediction & Prevention of Skin Break Down & Pressure Ulcers, Aspiration & Pneumonia, MRSA, & Sexual Assault –No Charge for Training
(4hr CEU’s approved for Home Care Agency LTC workers, not CEU approved for Individual Provider)
Speaker: Julie Thompson
Where: Developmental Disabilities Administration
1305 Tacoma Ave South, Suite 300
Tacoma, WA 98402
Contact: Melody Erickson, 253-404-5560
 
MARCH
 
When: Monday, March 10, 2014 (9:00 am to 4:00 pm)
What: Dynamic Behaviors and Interventions
Speaker: Dr. Phil Diaz
Where: WW Public School District—Support Services Building 1174
1162 Entley St.
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Contact: Itza Reyes, Email: reyesii@dshs.wa.gov; (509) 225-4636
 
When: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 (9:00 am to 12:00 pm)
What: Anatomy of a Meltdown
Speaker: Dr. Phil Diaz
Where: WW Public School District—Support Services Building 1174
1162 Entley St.
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Contact: Itza Reyes, Email: reyesii@dshs.wa.gov; (509) 225-4636
 
When: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 (9:00a-4:00p) | FLYER
What: Creating and Understanding Resident Negotiated Care Plans
(CE Approved Instructor for AFH/Residential Providers.  NOT FOR IP.)
Speaker: Claire Brannan, BS
Where: 311 W. 11th Street,
Vancouver, WA  98660
Contact: Andrea Hymas  360-750-4269 or andrea.hymas@dshs.wa.gov
 
When: Thursday, March 13, 2014 (9:00 am to 4:00 pm)
What: Navigating Challenging Behaviors
Speaker: Shanti Potts
Where: Arc of Spokane—Conf. rm B
320 E. 2nd Ave
Spokane, WA 99202
Contact: Itza Reyes, Email: reyesii@dshs.wa.gov; (509) 225-4636
 
When: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 (10:00 am to 2:30 pm)
What: Substance Abuse
Speaker: Yvonne Daley
Where: DSHS-Yakima (2nd floor rm. 5)
1002 N. 16th Ave.
Yakima, WA 99902
Contact: Itza Reyes, Email: reyesii@dshs.wa.gov; (509) 225-4636
 
When: Wednesday March  19th, 2014 (1:00pm - 4:00pm) | FLYER
What: Medication for Mental Health and Epilepsy – No Charge for Training
(3hr CEU’s approved for Home Care Agency LTC workers, not CEU approved for Individual Provider)
Speaker: Stephen E. Williams, Pharm D., Clinical Pharmacist/ADSA, Clinical Professor/UW
Where: Developmental Disabilities Administration
1305 Tacoma Ave South, Suite 300
Tacoma, WA 98402
Contact: Melody Erickson, 253-404-5560
 
When: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 (9a—12p) | FLYER
What: Medication for Mental Health and Epilepsy
CE Approved Instructor for AFH/Residential Providers.  NOT FOR IP.
Speaker: Stephen E. Williams, Pharm D., Clinical Pharmacist/ADSA, Clinical Professor/UW
Where: DSHS/DDD
6860 Capitol Blvd SE
Tumwater, WA 98501
Contact: Kate Gallagher 360-725-4271 or kate.gallagher@dshs.wa.gov
 
When: Thursday, March 20, 2014 (9:00 am to 4:00 pm)
What: Navigating Challenging Behaviors
Speaker: Shanti Potts
Where: Civic Center Auditorium
401 S. Balsam St.
Moses Lake, WA
Contact: Itza Reyes, Email: reyesii@dshs.wa.gov; (509) 225-4636
 
When: Friday, March 21, 2014 (9:00 am to 4:00 pm)
What: Navigating Challenging Behaviors
Speaker: Shanti Potts
Where:
Contact: Itza Reyes, Email: reyesii@dshs.wa.gov; (509) 225-4636
 
When: Monday, March 24, 2014 (9:00a-4:00p)
What: Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Information
(CE Approved Instructor for AFH/Residential Providers. NOT FOR IP.)
Speaker: Sheri w/ALTC
Where: United Way of Benton/Franklin County
401 North Young St.
Kennewick WA 99336
Contact: Trina Zimmer PH: 509-751-4638 or EM: zimmetr@dshs.wa.gov
 
When: Monday, March 24, 2014 (9:00 am to 4:00 pm. 1 hr. lunch)
What: Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia Introduction (6 hr. CE approved for LTC workers, Not CEU approved for Individual Provider)
Speaker: Joel Loiacono
Where: United Way
401 Young St.
Kennewick, WA 99336
Contact: Itza Reyes, Email: reyesii@dshs.wa.gov; (509) 225-4636
 
When: Monday, March 24, 2014 (9:00 am to 4:00 pm)
What: Negotiated Care Plans
Speaker: Claire Brannan, BS
Where: Region 1 Training Center
8517 Trent Ave.
Spokane, WA 99212
Contact: Itza Reyes, Email: reyesii@dshs.wa.gov; (509) 225-4636
 
When: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
What: AFH Caregivers Response to Emergencies
CONTINUING EDUCATION APPROVED BUT NOT FOR IP CE
Speaker: Claire Brannan, BS
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: Thursday, March 26, 2014 (9:00a-4:00p)
What: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia Info
(CE Approved Instructor for AFH/Residential Providers. NOT FOR IP.)
Speaker: Sheri w/ALTC
Where: Spokane Work Source
130 S. Arthur St.
Spokane, WA 99202
Contact: Trina Zimmer PH: 509-751-4638 or EM: zimmetr@dshs.wa.gov
 
When: Thursday, March 27, 2014 (1:00 pm to 4:00 pm)
What: Sexual Assault/Abuse & Prediction; Prevention of Skin Breakdown
Speaker: Lynn Medina, Nurse Care Consultant
Where: DSHS-Sunnyside (Mt. Rainer Room)
2010 Yakima Valley Hwy.
Sunnyside, WA 98944
Contact: Itza Reyes, Email: reyesii@dshs.wa.gov; (509) 225-4636
 
When: Thursday, March 27, 2014 (9:00 am to 4:00 pm)
What: Negotiated Care Plans
Speaker: Claire Brannan, BS
Where: United Way
401 North Young Street
Kennewick, WA 99336
Contact: Itza Reyes, Email: reyesii@dshs.wa.gov; (509) 225-4636
 
When: Monday, March 31, 2014 (9:00a-1:00p)
What: Developmental Disabilities & Sexuality
(CE Approved Instructor for AFH/Residential Providers. NOT FOR IP.)
Speaker: Sheri w/ALTC
Where: Civic Center Auditorium
401 S. Balsam St.
Moses Lake, WA
Contact: Trina Zimmer PH: 509-751-4638 or EM: zimmetr@dshs.wa.gov
 
When: Monday, March 31, 2014 (9:00 am to 1:00 pm)
What: Developmental Disability & Sexuality
Speaker: Theresa Fears
Where: Civic Center Auditorium
401 S. Balsam St.
Moses Lake, WA
Contact: Itza Reyes, Email: reyesii@dshs.wa.gov; (509) 225-4636
 
When: Monday, March 31, 2014 (9:00 am to 12:00 pm)
What: Anatomy of a Meltdown
Speaker: Dr. Christen Kishel
Where: Arc of Spokane/Conference Room B
320 East 2nd Avenue
Spokane, WA 99202
Contact: Itza Reyes, Email: reyesii@dshs.wa.gov; (509) 225-4636
 
APRIL
 
When: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 (9:00 am to 4:00 pm)
What: Dynamic Behaviors and Interventions
Speaker: Dr. Christen Kishel
Where: Arc of Spokane/Conference Room B
320 East 2nd Avenue
Spokane, WA 99202
Contact: Itza Reyes, Email: reyesii@dshs.wa.gov; (509) 225-4636
 
When: Thursday, April 3, 2014 (9:00 am to 4:00 pm)
What: Navigating Challenging Behaviors
Speaker: Shanti Potts
Where:
Contact: Itza Reyes, Email: reyesii@dshs.wa.gov; (509) 225-4636
 
When: Monday, April 7, 2014 (9:00 am to 4:30 pm)
What: Communication Strategies
Speaker: Jennifer White
Where: Yakima Valley Community College (Deccio Bld)
16th and Nob Hill Blvd.
Yakima, WA 98902
Contact: Itza Reyes, Email: reyesii@dshs.wa.gov; (509) 225-4636
 
When: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., AND
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
What: Fall Prevention
NO CONTINUING EDUCATION PROVIDED
Speaker:
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, April 9, 2014 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
What: Fall Prevention
CONTINUING EDUCATION APPROVED BUT NOT FOR IP CE
Speaker: Claire Brannan, BS
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: Thursday, April 10, 2014 (9a—4p) | FLYER
What: Obesity and Weight Management
CE Approved Instructor for AFH/Residential Providers.  NOT FOR IP.
Speaker: Shanti Potts, MS
Where: 6860 Capitol Blvd. SE
Tumwater, WA 98501
Contact: Kate Gallagher 360-725-4271 or kate.gallagher@dshs.wa.gov
 
When: Friday, April 11th, 2014 (9:00am - 4:00pm 1 hr. lunch) | FLYER
What: Obesity and Weight Management - No Charge for Training
(6hr CEU’s approved for Home Care Agency LTC workers, not CEU approved for Individual Provider)
Speaker: Shanti Potts, MS
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: Monday, April 14, 2014 (9:00 am to 12:00 pm)
What: Anatomy of a Meltdown
Speaker: Dr. Phil Diaz
Where: WorkSource (Icicle Room)
215 Bridge St.
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Contact: Itza Reyes, Email: reyesii@dshs.wa.gov; (509) 225-4636
 
When: Monday April 14; 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | FLYER
What: Bridges to Adulthood: Promoting Lives of Competence, Dignity, and Quality
CE APPROVED BUT NOT FOR IP CE
Speaker: Dr. Peter Gerhardt
Where: Shoreline Conference Center Auditorium
18560 1st Ave NE
Shoreline, WA 98155
Contact: See online flyer (above) OR contact Cassie McElhaney, McElhCL@dshs.wa.gov@dshs.wa.gov or 206-568-5704
 
When: Tuesday April 15; 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | FLYER
What: Bridges to Adulthood: Promoting Lives of Competence, Dignity, and Quality
CE APPROVED BUT NOT FOR IP CE
Speaker: Dr. Peter Gerhardt
Where: Shoreline Conference Center Auditorium
18560 1st Ave NE
Shoreline, WA 98155
Contact: See online flyer (above) OR contact Cassie McElhaney, McElhCL@dshs.wa.gov@dshs.wa.gov or 206-568-5704
 
When: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (9:00 am to 4:00 pm)
What: Dynamic Behaviors and Interventions
Speaker: Dr. Phil Diaz
Where: WorkSource (Icicle Room)
215 Bridge St.
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Contact: Itza Reyes, Email: reyesii@dshs.wa.gov; (509) 225-4636
 
When: Wednesday April 16, 2014 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | FLYER
What: Adaptive Behavior: Notes from the Forgotten Frontier
CE APPROVED BUT NOT FOR IP CE
Speaker: Dr. Peter Gerhardt
Where: Everett Community College
200 Tower St. Jackson Conference Center, Senate Room
Everett, WA 98201
Contact: See online flyer (above) OR contact Cassie McElhaney, McElhCL@dshs.wa.gov@dshs.wa.gov or 206-568-5704
 
When: Wednesday April 16, 2014 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | FLYER
What: Sexuality and Sexuality Education with Individuals with ASD
CE APPROVED BUT NOT FOR IP CE
Speaker: Dr. Peter Gerhardt
Where: Everett Community College
200 Tower St. Jackson Conference Center, Senate Room
Everett, WA 98201
Contact: See online flyer (above) OR contact Cassie McElhaney, McElhCL@dshs.wa.gov@dshs.wa.gov or 206-568-5704
 
When: Thursday, April 17, 2014 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | FLYER
What: Adaptive Behavior: Notes from the Forgotten Frontier
CE APPROVED BUT NOT FOR IP CE
Speaker: Dr. Peter Gerhardt
Where: Highline Community College
2400 S 240th St Bldg 7
Des Moines, WA 98198
Contact: See online flyer (above) OR contact Cassie McElhaney, McElhCL@dshs.wa.gov@dshs.wa.gov or 206-568-5704
 
When: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 2pm - 4pm| FLYER
What: Sexuality and Sexuality Education with Individuals with ASD
CE APPROVED BUT NOT FOR IP CE
Speaker: Dr. Peter Gerhardt
Where: Highline Community College
2400 S 240th St Bldg 7
Des Moines, WA 98198
Contact: See online flyer (above) OR contact Cassie McElhaney, McElhCL@dshs.wa.gov@dshs.wa.gov or 206-568-5704
 
When: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 (8:00a-12:00p) | FLYER
What: Prediction and Prevention of Skin Breakdown and Pressure Ulcers, Aspiration and Pneumonia, MRSA, and Sexual Assault
(CE Approved Instructor for AFH/Residential Providers. NOT FOR IP.)
Speaker: Julie Thompson, RN
Where: 311 W. 11th Street,
Vancouver, WA  98660
Contact: Andrea Hymas  360-750-4269 or andrea.hymas@dshs.wa.gov
 
When: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 (1:00p-5:00p) | FLYER
What: Prediction and Prevention of Skin Breakdown and Pressure Ulcers, Aspiration and Pneumonia, MRSA, and Sexual Assault
(CE Approved Instructor for AFH/Residential Providers. NOT FOR IP.)
Speaker: Julie Thompson, RN
Where: 311 W. 11th Street,
Vancouver, WA  98660
Contact: Andrea Hymas  360-750-4269 or andrea.hymas@dshs.wa.gov
 
When: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 (8:00 am to 12:00 pm)
What: Substance Abuse
Speaker: Yvonne Daley
Where: Walla Walla Community College
1470 Bridge St.
Clarkston, WA 99403
Contact: Itza Reyes, Email: reyesii@dshs.wa.gov; (509) 225-4636
 
When: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 (1:00 pm to 5:00 pm)
What: Developmental Disability and Sexuality
Speaker: Theresa Fears
Where: Walla Walla Community College
1470 Bridge St.
Clarkston, WA 99403
Contact: Itza Reyes, Email: reyesii@dshs.wa.gov; (509) 225-4636
 
When: Thursday, April 24, 2014 (4:00p—7:30p) | FLYER | REGISTER
What: Anatomy of a Meltdown & Treatment Strategies
CE Approved Instructor for AFH/Residential Providers.  NOT FOR IP.
Speaker: Phil Diaz, PhD & Kevin Heid, PhD
Where: Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute, Commons
4000 W. Randolph Rd.
Spokane, WA 99224
Contact: Denise Magee at (509) 477-2725; if you have any questions or need help registering.
 
When: Thursday, April 24, 2014 (9:00 am to 4:00 pm. 1 hr. lunch)
What: Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia Introduction (6 hr. CE approved for LTC workers, Not CEU approved for Individual Provider)
Speaker: Joel Loiacono
Where: Walla Walla Community College
1470 Bridge St.
Clarkston, WA 99403
Contact: Itza Reyes, Email: reyesii@dshs.wa.gov; (509) 225-4636
 
When: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 (10:00 am to 2:00 pm)
What: Substance Abuse
Speaker: Yvonne Daley
Where: Civic Center Auditorium
401 S. Balsam St.
Moses Lake, WA 98837
Contact: Itza Reyes, Email: reyesii@dshs.wa.gov; (509) 225-4636
 
When: Tuesday April 29, 2014 9:00 – 4:00 p.m. | FLYER
What: An Introduction to Supporting Individuals on the Autism Spectrum
CONTINUING EDUCATION PENDING
Speaker: Dr. Nicolette Brigham
Where: Alyssa Burnett Adult Life Center
19213 Bothell Way NE
Bothell, WA 98011
Contact: See online flyer (above) OR contact Cassie McElhaney, McElhCL@dshs.wa.gov@dshs.wa.gov or 206-568-5704
 
When: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 (9:00 am to 4:00 pm. 1 hr. lunch)
What: Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia Introduction (6 hr. CE approved for LTC workers, Not CEU approved for Individual Provider)
Speaker: Joel Loiacono
Where: Civic Center Auditorium
401 S. Balsam St.
Moses Lake, WA 98837
Contact: Itza Reyes, Email: reyesii@dshs.wa.gov; (509) 225-4636
 
MAY
 
When: Thursday, May 1, 2014 (8:00 am to 12:00 pm)
What: Substance Abuse
Speaker: Yvonne Daley
Where: United Way of Benton/Franklin Counties
401 North Young Street
Kennewick, WA 99336
Contact: Itza Reyes, Email: reyesii@dshs.wa.gov; (509) 225-4636
 
When: Thursday, May 1, 2014 (1:00 pm to 5:00 pm)
What: Developmental Disability & Sexuality
Speaker: Theresa Fears
Where: United Way of Benton/Franklin Counties
401 North Young Street
Kennewick, WA 99336
Contact: Itza Reyes, Email: reyesii@dshs.wa.gov; (509) 225-4636
 
When: Monday, May 5th, 2014 (9:00am - 4:00pm 1 hr. lunch) | FLYER
What: Creating & Understanding Resident Negotiated Care Plans – No Charge for Training
(6hr CEU’s 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
 
When: Thursday, May 8, 2014 (9:00a--4:00p) | FLYER
What: Obesity and Weight Management
(CE Approved Instructor for AFH/Residential Providers. NOT FOR IP.)
Speaker: Shanti Potts, MS
Where: 311 W. 11th Street,
Vancouver, WA  98660
Contact: Andrea Hymas  360-750-4269 or andrea.hymas@dshs.wa.gov
 
When: Thursday May 8, 2014 9:00 – 4:00 p.m. | FLYER
What: Communication Strategies and Supports for People on the Autism Spectrum
CONTINUING EDUCATION PENDING
Speaker: Jennifer White, owns and operates Able Opportunities, Inc.
Where: Everett DSHS
840 North Broadway, Building A, Suite 100
Everett, WA 98201
Contact: See online flyer (above) OR contact Cassie McElhaney, McElhCL@dshs.wa.gov@dshs.wa.gov or 206-568-5704
 
When: Tuesday May 15, 2014 9:00 – 4:00 p.m. | FLYER
What: An Introduction to Supporting Individuals on the Autism Spectrum
CONTINUING EDUCATION PENDING
Speaker: Dr. Nicolette Brigham
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: Monday, May 19, 2014 (9:00 am to 4:00 pm)
What: Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia Introduction
Speaker: Joel Loiacono
Where: DSHS-Yakima (2nd floor rm. 5)
1002 N. 16th Ave.
Yakima, WA 99902
Contact: Itza Reyes, Email: reyesii@dshs.wa.gov; (509) 225-4636
 
When: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 (8:30 am to 12:30 pm)
What: Developmental Disabilities and Sexuality
Speaker: Theresa Fears
Where: DSHS-Yakima (2nd floor rm. 5)
1002 N. 16th Ave.
Yakima, WA 99902
Contact: Itza Reyes, Email: reyesii@dshs.wa.gov; (509) 225-4636
 
When: Tuesday May 20, 2014 9:00 – 4:00 p.m. | FLYER
What: Communication Strategies and Supports for People on the Autism Spectrum
CONTINUING EDUCATION PENDING
Speaker: Jennifer White, owns and operates Able Opportunities, Inc.
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 May 28, 2014 9:00a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | FLYER
What: Systematic Instruction – Teaching People New Skills
CE Approved Instructor for AFH/Residential Providers. NOT FOR IP.
Speaker: Chuck Goodwin
Where: Developmental Disabilities Administration
6860 Capitol Blvd. SE
Tumwater, WA 98501
Contact: Kate Gallagher 360-725-4271 or kate.gallagher@dshs.wa.gov
 
JUNE
 
When: Monday, June 9th, 2014 (9:00am - 4:00pm 1 hr. lunch) | FLYER
What: Systematic Instruction Teaching People New Skills – 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
 
JULY
 
AUGUST
 
SEPTEMBER
 
OCTOBER
 
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
 
NOVEMBER
 
DECEMBER