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Bob Krome pictureUnderstanding Megan's Law:  Freedom, Felony, or Folly? (WEBINAR)

Presenter:  Bob Krome, MEd, CSOTP

Trainer/Behavior Specialist, New Leaf Supports, LLC

June 10, 2020

10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

 

This course is designed to help caretakers, service providers, administrators, amongst others, begin to understand the sex offender registration requirements in Pennsylvania.  Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities have been impacted by this system since its inception.  People supporting these individuals are often left perplexed about the procedure.  This training will provide participants with a basic understanding of the current Megan's Law system.  Current court proceedings, motions, and advocacies will also be discussed.  This course will examine the history of sex offender registration in the United States and will examine the evolution of registration and notification to date.  Attendees will be able to identify the original purpose, the problems, and the benefits of such a public system.  The impact of the notification system on the community, risk levels of the individuals, quality of life of the individuals, and the family of the individuals will also be explored.  The issues surrounding interstate travel may also be investigated.  Through the use of quality illustration, multi-media methods, and years of experience within the field, the presentation will deliver a greater understanding.  Persons working with individuals convicted of a sexual offense may gain knowledge to guide the individual in taking the appropriate measures and remaining cognizant of the consequences involved.

To enroll, click here.

 

 

Lyme Disease picture tickLyme Disease Tips and Tricks 2020 (WEBINAR)

Presenter:  Libby Ernharth, MPAS, PA-C

Infectious Diseases, Romano, Pontzer and Associates

June 17, 2020

10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

 

In this webinar, we will review the epidemiology, diagnosis, presentation, testing, and treatment of Lyme Disease.  We will briefly discuss other tick born diseases seen in western Pennsylvania including anaplasmosis.  Lastly, we will discuss tick avoidance strategies.

To enroll, click here.

 

 

Laura Yautz photoEating Better for Busy People (WEBINAR)

Presenter:  Laura Yautz, RDN, LDN, NBC-HWC

Registered Dietitian and Owner, National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Being Nutritious

June 29, 2020

Noon - 1 p.m.

 

Eating healthy is hard, and even harder when you're busy all the time!  In this presentation, we'll talk about how to fit healthy eating into your busy schedule, and you'll leave with at least one solid, realistic goal to start making better nutrition a reality in your life.

To enroll, click here.

 

 

Laura Yautz photoGetting Started Eating Better (WEBINAR)

Presenter:  Laura Yautz, RDN, LDN, NBC-HWC

Registered Dietitian and Owner, National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Being Nutritious

July 20, 2020

Noon - 1 p.m.

 

If you've never tried to eat better, or it's been a while, it can seem like an impossible task.  In this presentation, we'll break it down, bite by bite!  We'll start from the very beginning with healthy eating basics, so you can make an effective plan that's not so overwhelming!

To enroll, click here.

 

 

Laura Yautz photoBetter Nutritious for Families (WEBINAR)

Presenter:  Laura Yautz, RDN, LDN, NBC-HWC

Registered Dietitian and Owner, National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Being Nutritious

August 17, 2020

Noon - 1 p.m.

 

Children add a whole extra layer to eating healthy!  As a mother of two, I know what it's like to spend time and money lovingly cooking a healthy meal, only to have my kids turn up their noses at it.  We'll talk about better nutrition for everyone, how to blend everyone's needs together without becoming a short order cook, and what to do about picky eaters.

To enroll, click here.

 

 

WEBINARS

 

 

Think Before You Click photoThink Before You Click (for Self-Advocates)

Many more people are making connections via technology these days, and this webinar will discuss best practices to maintain safety online.  Participants will explore the concepts of internet safety through the use of stories, video, and discussion in order to identify areas that may be at risk.  Webcams and microphones are recommended for this webinar, but not required.  Enroll in the week that best fits your schedule.  **Each class is limited to 10 participants.** 

June 2, 2020 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

To enroll, please call our

office at 724-283-0990.

June 9, 2020 11 a.m. - Noon
June 16, 2020 Noon - 1 p.m.
June 23, 2020 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
June 30, 2020 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

 

 

Bipolar pictureUnderstanding Bipolar Disorder

Although we are learning more about Bipolar Disorder, there remain many misconceptions.  Here are a few myths and facts to arm participants with knowledge that will help to end the stigma.  Participants will learn the definition and the challenges of bipolar disorder.  Participants will also understand that patience, education, treatment, and support can result in recovery.

June 3, 2020 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. Click here to enroll.
Noon - 1 p.m. Click here to enroll.
 
June 16, 2020 11 a.m. - Noon Click here to enroll.
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Click here to enroll.

 

 

Diabetic/Insulin Recertification pictureDiabetic/Insulin Recertification Class

Has your Diabetic/Insulin certification expired or nearing expiration?  If so, then you will want to take this interactive, recertification webinar.  During this webinar participants will gain knowledge of the diabetes disease process, complications that occur with diabetes, and AADE7tm (American Association of Diabetic Educators) management.  In addition, this webinar will have instruction from a Certified Diabetic Educator (CDE) on insulin injections.  Participants will gain valuable knowledge and tools to assist someone with diabetes including:  importance of prevention and hyperglycemia (high blood sugar), skin and foot care, lifestyle changes, and potential complications of poorly managed diabetes.  This webinar discusses medication lifestyle approaches that assist in attempting to prevent hyperglycemia and the importance for following physician orders/recommendations.  Treatment and signs and symptoms of low blood sugar and the American Diabetic Association's preferred treatment are also discussed.  **In order to take this webinar you will need a computer, webcam, and speakers, as well as complete the prerequisites.  This webinar is scheduled for 2 hours; however, it may take less time depending on the the interaction between instructor and attendees.  Each class is limited to 4 participants.**

June 4, 2020 10 a.m. - Noon Click here to enroll.
June 25, 2020 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Click here to enroll.
     
July 9, 2020 10 a.m. - Noon Click here to enroll.
July 23, 2020 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Click here to enroll.
     
August 6, 2020 10 a.m. - Noon Click here to enroll.
August 20, 2020 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Click here to enroll.
     
September 3, 2020 10 a.m. - Noon Click here to enroll.
September 17, 2020 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Click here to enroll.
     
October 1, 2020 10 a.m. - Noon Click here to enroll.
October 15, 2020 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Click here to enroll.
     
November 5, 2020 10 a.m. - Noon Click here to enroll.
November 19, 2020 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Click here to enroll.
     
December 3, 2020 10 a.m. - Noon Click here to enroll.

 

  

Older Adults and Medication pictureOlder Adults and Medication

In this webinar, the participants will gain knowledge on how medications can affect aging and what we can do to support safe medication management.

June 11, 2020 10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Click here to enroll.
1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Click here to enroll.
 
June 24, 2020 11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Click here to enroll.
3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Click here to enroll.

 

 


 

 

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