HCQU West Guest Speakers & Special Events

 

 

GUEST SPEAKERS

    

 

James Meadours pictureSupporting Survivors of Sexual Assault

Presenter:  James Meadours

Self-Advocate; Survivor

January 22, 2020

Noon - 1 p.m.

 

My name is James, and I'm a rape survivor.  I'm also a person with intellectual disability who has been doing advocacy work for many years in the self-advocacy movement.  In this webinar, I tell my story about sexual assult that happened to me to help others know they are not alone.  I want to help support people to know what they can do to help survivors heal.

To enroll, click here.

 

 

Kate Hooven pictureAutism and Police Interactions:  Keeping Everyone SAFER

Presenter:  Kate Hooven

Consultant, ASERT

February 11, 2020

10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

 

In order for there to be positive interactions between individuals with ASD and law enforcement, not only do members of the law enforcement community need to understand how to safely interact with individuals with autism, but also individuals with autism, their families and support staff need to understand how to safely interact with the law enforcement community.  Individuals with autism, their families, and support staff will learn what it means to break the law and what may happen if a law is broken.  They will have a better understanding of what to do and what not to do if stopped by a police officer.  Providers and support staff as well as individuals with ASD and their families will discover various resources such as social stories that will help prepare them for an interaction with law enforcement.  All participants will have a better understanding of how they can help individuals with autism PLAN (Prepare, Learn, Advise, and Notify) for a positive interaction with law enforcement.

To enroll, click here.

 

 

Dr. Sarah Stockey pictureCourt Appointed Guardianship:  A Basic Overview

Presenter:  Dr. Sarah Stockey, DHCE

Guardian, River Communities Fiduciary Services

March 17, 2020

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

 

This webinar will review the role of a court appointed guardian, as well as the limitations of guardianship.  Concepts such as decision-making capacity and standards for surrogate decision-making will be explored in detail.  Ethical standards of behavior for guardians will also be reviewed.  Participants should come away from the webinar with a basic understanding of when a guardian is appropriate, what the role and limits of a guardian include, and how a guardian operates on behalf of the client.

To enroll, click here.

 

 

  

WEBINARS

      

 

Common Winter Health Problems pictureCommon Winter Health Problems:  How Cold Weather Can Affect Your Health

Did you know that cold weather can put you at a higher risk for a heart attack and other health concerns?  In this webinar, participants will gain understanding of common winter health concerns that can affect both physical and mental health.  We will also explore supportive measures that can be done to help avoid winter health concerns.

January 23, 2020 11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Click here to enroll.
2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Click here to enroll.

 

 

MHW Training Center catalogUnderstanding the Impact of Trauma

Participants will consider traumatic experiences and the long term impact that can affect people throughout their lives.  We will discuss best practices when supporting people whose lives are affected by trauma and how to ensure that the people we support can feel safe to overcome the devastating effects of traumatic experience.

 

January 27, 2020  9 a.m. - 10 a.m. Click here to enroll.
Noon - 1 p.m. Click here to enroll.

 

 

Tardive Dyskinesia/Dystonia pictureTardive Dyskinesia and Tardive Dystonia:  Understanding the Possible Effects of Psychotropic Medications

Many of the people that we support take a large amount of medications.  Some of these medications can have significant and serious side effects.  Through this webinar, we will look at two significant issues:  Tardive Dyskinesia and Tardive Dystonia.  Not only are these issues significant and sometimes permanent on their own, but they also can cause or increase the risk of other health issues.  As supporters, we need to recognize these symptoms early on and report them to their treating physicians.  Through education we can advocate and potentially save a life.

 

February 5, 2020 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Click here to enroll.
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Click here to enroll.
     
February 18, 2020 11 a.m. - Noon Click here to enroll.
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Click here to enroll.

 

 

MHW Training Center catalogPromoting Skin Integrity

Skin is the first line of defense.  It protects the body from the elements, such as heat or light, infectious organisms, and injury.  The skin also has different functions including preventing dehydration, regulating body temperature, and synthesizing Vitamin D.  Many of the people we support are at risk for having impaired skin integrity.  In this webinar, we will look at risk factors for skin breakdown, ways to promote good skin integrity and discuss pressure injuries - causes, staging, and prevention.

 

February 13, 2020 9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Click here to enroll.
1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Click here to enroll.
     
February 24, 2020 10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Click here to enroll.
2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Click here to enroll.

 

 

Behavioral Fatal Four pictureBehavioral Expression of the Fatal Four

All behavior is a form of communication.  Seventy-five percent (75%) of people with IDD referred for behavioral issue have been found to have an underlying/undiagnosed medical ailment.  Participants will learn the basic symptoms of the fatal four and what those may be expressed as behaviorally.

 

March 3, 2020 10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Click here to enroll.
1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Click here to enroll.
     
March 18, 2020 11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Click here to enroll.
3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Click here to enroll.

 

 

NMS pictureNeuroleptic Malignant Syndrome:  What Everyone Needs to know

In this webinar, participants will recognize that Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome can cause a life-threatening reaction to neuroleptic/antipsychotic drugs and be able to identify the signs and symptoms, and the importance of treatment to ensure emergency medical treatment is provided.

 

March 9, 2020 9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Click here to enroll.
Noon - 12:30 p.m. Click here to enroll.
     
March 26, 2020 11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Click here to enroll.
2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Click here to enroll.

  


 

 

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