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Prader-Willi Syndrome:  An Overview and Medical Concerns (WEBINAR)

Presenter:  Gregory Cherpes, M.D.

Medical Director, Office of Developmental Programs

May 22, 2020

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

 

This presentation will provide an overview of Prader-Willi Syndrome, a genetic condition that affects approximately 1 in 15,000 to 20,000 individuals.  Particular attention will be given to the medical conditions and health risks affecting those with the syndrome.  This presentation will be geared towards a general audience.

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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.

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WEBINARS

      

  

Stress Reduction pictureStress Reduction:  Making Yourself A Priority

This webinar will provide attendees the knowledge to understand how stress is affecting the cells in their body and how that may cause physiological and psychological damage throughout their lives.  They will also learn ways to make themselves a priority to move toward a healthier way of living.

April 9, 2020  10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Click here to enroll.
1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Click here to enroll.
   
April 21, 2020  11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Click here to enroll.
2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Click here to enroll.

 

 

C. diff pictureC. diff:  Clostridioides difficile

This webinar is designed to offer basic understanding of Clostridioides difficile or otherwise known as C. diff.

April 15, 2020 9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Click here to enroll.
Noon - 12:30 p.m. Click here to enroll.
   
April 30, 2020 10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Click here to enroll.
3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Click here to enroll.

 

 

Thyroid Disorders pictureThyroid Disorders

In this webinar, participants will identify signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism and other disorders.  Participants will also recognize the importance of hormone balance and the impact it can have on a person if not regulated.

May 7, 2020 9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Click here to enroll.
Noon - 12:30 p.m. Click here to enroll.
 
May 20, 2020 11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Click here to enroll.
2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Click here to enroll.

 

 

Communicating with a Person with ID pictureCommunicating with a Person with ID

Communication is so important.  Take this webinar to gain clear and concrete suggestions for communication with someone who has an intellectual disability.  Let us assist you in developing your communication skills through this webinar, conveniently offered from your computer.

May 13, 2020 10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Click here to enroll.
1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Click here to enroll.
   
May 26, 2020 10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Click here to enroll.
3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Click here to enroll.

 

 

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.

 

 

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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