Specialized Training

Specialized Training

Using partnerships with agencies and subject matter experts, RCAW is excited to offer specialized training courses on a variety of topics. Some of these courses are online, others are in-person workshops. 

 

ONLINE SPECIALIZED TRAINING

Dementia Generalist for the Healthcare Provider

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Center for Community Development, Engagement and Training (CCDET) along with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services has developed dementia care training specific to healthcare providers. Healthcare providers represent any agency personnel working in a health care setting. Some examples of healthcare providers are healthcare managers and supervisors, doctors, dentists, nurses, certified nursing assistants, respiratory therapists, occupational and physical therapists, dental hygienists, housekeeping and dietary staff, and ER staff.

This course will cover: Emergency protective placement (Helen E. F. Supreme Court Decision), Wisconsin Silver Alert Program, Advance directives, Successful communication in challenging situations, and Environmental safety for physical and emotional well-being

RCAW and UW Oshkosh CCDET have partnered to offer online dementia courses at no charge to family caregivers and respite care workers. RCAW only offers a limited number of slots for this training. You must have completed the Respite Care Certificate Program to be eligible for this course.

Dementia Generalist for Family & Friends

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Center for Center for Community Development, Engagement and Training (CCDET) along with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services has developed dementia care training specific to the family members and friends of people living with dementia, as an informal or unpaid caregiver.

This course will cover Wisconsin Silver Alert Program, Advance directives, Successful communication in challenging situations, Environmental safety for physical and emotional well-being, and Caring for caregivers.

RCAW and UW Oshkosh CCDET have partnered to offer online dementia courses at no charge to family caregivers and respite care workers. RCAW only offers a limited number of slots for this training. You must have completed the Respite Care Certificate Program to be eligible for this course. 

UW Oshkosh CCDET in partnership with the WI Department of Health Services developed this curriculum as part of the Wisconsin Dementia Care System Redesign.

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IN-PERSON SPECIALIZED TRAINING

RCAW Caring for Challenging Moments

Caring for Challenging Moments workshop will look at challenging behaviors of children and adults through the Be The Horizon Energy Wave. Learners will learn tips and tricks in being proactive, looking for functions of behaviors, communication techniques and how to respond in crisis situations.

RCAW Managing Behaviors that Challenge Us

It can be challenging for caregivers to understand and respond to the needs of someone living with dementia. Unmet needs may cause frustration not only for a person living with dementia but their caregivers as well. The objective of this workshop is to assist caregivers in identifying unmet needs of someone living with dementia, improve communication skills, and to present strategies to use in challenging situations. The goal is to assist caregivers to better empathize with someone living with dementia and to reduce overall caregiver burnout.

RCAW How to Hire/Train a Respite Provider 

In this course, primary caregivers will receive information and tools to find, hire, and retain a respite provider. A variety of worksheets and checklists will be given, along with a discussion on how to use them.

Charting the LifeCourse

The Charting the LifeCourse Framework was created BY FAMILIES to help individuals and families of all abilities and all ages develop a vision for a good life, think about what they need to know and do, identify how to find or develop supports, and discover what it takes to live the lives they want to live. Individuals and families may focus on their current situations and stage of life but may also find it helpful to look ahead to think about life experiences that will help move them towards an inclusive, productive life in the future. 

RCAW offers workshops to professionals that want to learn about the tools to use with their clients, or to caregivers to use directly with the care recipients. Tools specifically for respite has been developed and will be part of the workshop. The Charting the LifeCourse tools can be used for anyone across the lifespan.

WECARe Workshops 

Our Workshops Expanding Caregiver Awareness and Resources (WECARe) bring training and tools to family caregivers of people with dementia and respite care providers across the state.

WECARe workshops are offered by RCAW and Center for Aging Research and Education (CARE) – UW-Madison, School of Nursing, and are made possible by a generous grant from the Helen Daniels Bader Fund of Bader Philanthropies through December 2020. To learn more visit: https://care.nursing.wisc.edu/wecare/

 

If you are interested in requesting any of the workshops for your agency or group, please fill out the form below.

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