Falls Prevention Awareness Day Training

Presented by: Nirmala Dhar, LCSW, ACSW

09/22/2021 1:00 PM-3:00 PM PT 

Location: Virtual Training Event

Contact Melani Gregory at gregorym@careoregon.org with any questions about this event.

Join us midday for a presentation and discussion on Fall Prevention in Older Adults. Includes:

    • prevalence of falls
    • impact of falls on health and mental health
    • screening tools for falls prevention
    • how to talk about falls with your patient/client
    • advocating for your patient/client to prevent falls

2 CEUs are pending through NASW

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Grief & Loss; Reclaiming Our Lives Post COVID

Presented by: Nirmala Dhar, LCSW, ACSW, Susan Hedlund LCSW, OSW-c, FAOSW
and David Candelaria, MD

08/26/2021 8:30 AM-12:30 PM PST 

Location: Virtual Training Event

Contact Patrick Brodigan at pbrodigan@co.marion.or.us with any questions about this event.

Please join us to learn about grief & loss and the intersection with COVID. Attendees are guaranteed to come away with useful information.

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Hoarding Disorder: To keep or not to keep…is that a question?

Presented by: Nirmala Dhar, LCSW, Oregon Health Authority

08/23/2021 1:00 PM-3:00 PM PST 

Location: Virtual Training Event

Contact Rod Harwood at rharwood@gobhi.org with any questions about this event.

Participants will:

  • know the definition of hoarding and DSM-V criteria
  • know about the prevalence, vulnerabilities, and key features of this disorder
  • gain knowledge about clinical and case management interventions for hoarding disorder

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Positive Approach to Care: Dementia Care Series

Presented by: Rod Harwood, MA

07/13/2021 2:00 PM-3:30 PM PST Normal vs. Not Normal Aging

07/20/2021 2:00 PM-3:30 PM PST Dementia 101

07/27/2021 2:00 PM-3:30 PM PST The GEMS – Brain Change Model

08/03/2021 2:00 PM-3:30 PM PST Positive Physical Approach & Hand Under Hand

08/10/2021 2:00 PM-3:30 PM PST Challenging Behaviors

08/17/2021 2:00 PM-3:30 PM PST 10 Ways to De-escalate

Location: Zoom

Contact Rod Harwood at rharwood@gobhi.org with any questions about this event.

This training is a six-part series designed to educate and train individuals caring for people living with dementia. Throughout the series, we will explore dementia from a person-centered perspective, learn about how the brain changes, and acquire skills to best support someone living with dementia. See flyer for description of each session.

This event is open for: Individuals caring for people living with dementia.

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View materials from past events hosted by the Behavioral Health Initiative such as the 2021 Forum on Behavioral Health Policy in Oregon.

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