Education and Training

NTG Workshops and Training Offerings

  1. Workshop: Capacity Building
  2. Workshop: Dementia Capable Care (with train-the-trainer component)
  3. Webinars: NTG Special Topics in ID and Dementia
  4. Speaker's Bureau
  5. CEU's and Educational credits
  6. Education and Training Curriculum on Dementia and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  7. 2016 and 2017 Education and Training Schedule

1. NTG Capacity Building Workshop on Dementia and Intellectual Disabilities

The workshop:  This offering is a one-day workshop developed with state or local governmental or non-governmental sponsors which entails a series of day-long presentations by NTG-associated speakers who cover dementia policy, dementia aspects, medical correlates of dementia, screening, community and support program options.  The workshop also is composed of one or more panels of state or local officials and representatives of various providers and advocacy organizations who explain what their organizations can offer to help people with intellectual / developmental disabilities and dementia, their families, and state or local organizations providing community supports.  Group exercises and discussions of potential collaborations among local providers and /or attendees can also be included. The focus is on potentially building capacity to provide dementia-capable local services for adults with intellectual disability and families.

Target Audience:  The workshop is best for a range of attendees, including program personnel at various levels or from various disciplines, family members, health and social services personnel, dementia care staff, policy and administrative personnel.

Outcome: Greater awareness of US national policy on dementia, typical program practices and structures, understanding of dementia and its effects on people with intellectual disabilities, and greater capacity to network and development collaborations for providing dementia-capable services.

Logistics:  The local sponsor helps organize, advertise and manage the workshop. The NTG will provide 2-3 key speakers, often complemented by local experts on dementia or medical issues.

Costs:  Variable.  Local sponsor is responsible for covering travel and miscellaneous costs of NTG speakers and provide a donation to the NTG, usually derived from registration proceeds.  Contact NTG for information.

Previous workshops:  Previous workshops have been held in Phoenix, Arizona; Charlotte, North Carolina; Nashville, Tennessee; New Brunswick, New Jersey; Bangor, Maine, and other locations.  Workshop organizers have included state developmental disabilities planning councils, universities, state local provider groups, and various associations.

FMI:  Contact either Dr. Seth M. Keller (sethkeller@aol.com) or Dr. Matthew P. Janicki (mjanicki@uic.edu)

For more information and flyers from previous workshops, click here.

 

2. Dementia Capable Care of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia (with Train-the-Trainer component)

Dementia Capable Care of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities & Dementia is offered as a two-day "basic" course or a three-day "train-the-Trainer" course.  It is based on the newly developed, evidence-informed NTG Education and Training Curriculum on Dementia and Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities.  

2017 and 2018 Workshop Schedule 

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS:

2 Day Basic Workshop:

Target Audience:  The workshop is appropriate for any staff with direct or ancillary care responsibilities of older adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in both disability-related, health care, and aging-related agencies.

Description:  This highly interactive and evidence-informed workshop covers the basic concepts of care of an adult with ID and dementia.  Topics include:  Introduction to Aging & ID • Understanding Dementia in Adults with ID • What is Dementia?  How Does it Present Differently in Adults with ID? • Early Detection and Screening for Dementia in ID • Obtaining a a Diagnosis • Health Care Advocacy for Adults with ID and Dementia • Understanding Challenging Behaviors in Adults with ID and Dementia • Non-pharmacologic Interventions for Behavior • Communication Tips & Strategies • Adapting the Physical Environment • Dementia Capable Residences • Stage-based Considerations • Bridging the Aging and Disability Networks.

3 Day "Train-the-Trainer" Workshop:

Target Audience:  The workshop is appropriate for any staff with direct or ancillary care responsibilities of older adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in both disability-related, health care, and aging-related agencies.

Description: This workshop is for those wishing to become an "NTG Affiliated Trainer."  The first two days of the workshop cover the topics outlined above in the 2 Day Basic Workshop.  A third day is added and is devoted to understanding and delivering the full NTG Dementia Capable Care Curriculum.  NTG Affiliated Trainers are authorized to ouse NTG branded and copyrighted training materials to train within their own organization or to conduct training for outside agencies and organizations.  Affiliated trainers have access to greatly expanded topic modules, trainer manual, NTG continuing education webinars, and are mentored by NTG Master Trainers. Following completion of the workshop participants are required to successfully complete an online test of knowledge before they will be awarded a certificate of completion and receive NTG branded and copyrighted training materials.  

Outcome: Greater understanding of dementia and its effects on people with intellectual disabilities, greater capacity to provide dementia-capable direct services to adults with ID and dementia, and knowledge of how to develop a dementia-capable environment and programming.

Continuing Education:  Unless otherwise noted, the NTG is unable to offer Continuing Education Units (CEU's) or Continuing Medical Education (CME's) for these workshops.  However, a Certificate of Completion/Contact Hours  is provided to attendees at the completion of the workshop.  Comment on CEUs

Costs:   Standard per participant registration fee is $275  for the 2 Day Workshop and $475  for the 3 Day workshop.   Discounted registration fees are offered at some workshop sites thanks to the generous support of local sponsors or grant funds.  Please see the Workshop Schedule to find a location offering discounted registration fees.

Host an NTG Dementia Capable Care Workshop:  If you are interested in hosting a workshop, please fill out this interest form and return it to Dr. Kathie Bishop bisbur1@earthlink.net or Kathryn Pears dementiacare@gwi.net.

Faculty list

For More Information:  Contact Curriculum Committee Co-chairs and Workshop Lead Trainers, Dr. Kathie Bishop (bisbur1@earthlink.net) or Kathryn Pears (dementiacare@gwi.net).

 

3. Fall 2016 Webinar Series on Dementia and Intellectual Disability

This offering is a series of webinars which entails a two-hour lecture on one or more aspects of dementia and adults with intellectual disabilities.  

Webinar Topics:

  • Introduction to ID and Dementia
  • Early Detection & Screening for Dementia in Adults with ID
  • Environment & Sensory Processing in Adults with ID and Dementia
  • Behavior is Communication: Understanding Challenging Behaviors in Adults with ID and Dementia

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Target Audience:  Program personnel at various levels or from various disciplines, family members, health and social services personnel, dementia care staff, policy and administrative personnel from aging and disability networks.

Outcome: Greater awareness of dementia and its effects on people with intellectual disabilities, and greater ability to provide a range of dementia-capable services.

Cost:  $35 each.  

Previous webinars:   The NTG has presented a two-series sequence of topical webinars underwritten by the New Hope Foundation, as well as ‘one-off’ webinars directly organized by the NTG and by the federal government agencies.

FMI:  Dr. Kathie Bishop (bisbur1@earthlink.net)     

                 

4. Other training opportunities

Individual NTG members are available for specific ‘one-off’ lectures and educational presentations.   In addition, a new specialty workshop on screening, assessment and the NTG-EDSD is being offered by the NTG's Screening Workgroup Chair, Dr. Lucy Esralew.

For information, contact Kathryn Pears at the NTG.

 

5. Educational Credits

Arrangements for various Continuing Education credits, as well as Certificates of Attendance and Participation, can be provided with each type of training upon discussion and planning with the NTG’s education and training coordinator, Dr. Kathie Bishop (bisbur1@earthlink.net). 

 

6. Education and Training Curriculum

The NTG has developed a universal curriculum designed to be used in education and training endeavors with a variety of staff levels and caregivers. The workshops listed above draw content from the universal curriculum. The curriculum is composed of a number of topical modules, made up PowerPoints and supporting documents, that can be used in a variety of applications. Currently, the NTG is using the content of the universal curriculum in its two-day workshops geared for staff/caregivers. For a list of modules, their content, and objectives, click here.

 

7. 2016 and 2017 Education and Training Schedule

For a schedule of NTG related education and training events scheduled for 2016 and 2017, click here.

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