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.  

Bringing Respite to Your Community Workshop

This FREE workshop will provide you with the information and building blocks needed to start a respite program in your community. You will have the opportunity to provide and receive feedback from others starting programs in their communities, allowing you to build a support system throughout the state of Wisconsin. This is a six-week course. The first, third, and fifth weeks will consist of online modules for you to complete on your own time. The second, fourth, and sixth weeks will be a virtual, face-to-face meeting at a scheduled time. 

ONLINE SPECIALIZED TRAINING

Dementia Generalist for the Healthcare Provider

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Center for Community Development, Engagement and Training (CCDET) and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services have 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 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 the 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. 

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 children and adults’ challenging behaviors 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. This workshop’s objective is to assist caregivers in identifying the unmet needs of someone living with dementia, improving communication skills, and presenting strategies to use in challenging situations. The goal is to help caregivers better empathize with someone living with dementia and 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.

Customized Workshops for Your Group

Our trainers can customize a workshop for your specific group. Past workshops have included disability-specific information and adaptive recreational topics. 

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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