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NTG's Nationally Acclaimed Training Curriculum

Dementia Capable Care of Adults with Intellectual Disability and Dementia

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General Workshop Information

2 Day Workshop Topics and Objectives.

Important Information Regarding NTG Workshops.  Only workshops that are listed on the NTG website are official NTG workshops.  The NTG has a cadre of Affiliated Regional Trainers located across the US.  Affiliated Regional Trainers are authorized to use NTG copyrighted training materials to conduct in-service training within their own agencies and organizations as well as provide training to outside agencies and organizations within their geographic region.  The NTG retains exclusive rights to offer the copyrighted two- and three-day Dementia Capable Care of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia workshops as listed on the NTG website.  The NTG is solely responsible for designating Affiliated Regional Trainers through our three-day Train-the-Trainer program.  Affiliated Regional Trainers are not authorized to conduct Train-the-Trainer workshops or designate other individuals as trainers. For more information please direct questions to NTG Training Committee Co-Chairs Dr. Kathleen Bishop or Kathryn Pears.

 

   2018 Workshop Schedule   

February 27, 28 and March 1, 2018:  Spokane, WA

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Hosted by:  Spokane County Community Services, Housing and Community Development

Location:  Center Place, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley, WA 99216

  • 2 Day Foundation Workshop - Tuesday and Wednesday, February 27 & 28, 2018 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm |  $150 
  • 3 Day NTG Affiliated Regional Trainer "Train-the-Trainer Workshop" - Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday, February 27, 28 & March 1, 2018  from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm |  $250

Thanks to the generous support of our community sponsor registration fees for this workshop are being offered at a greatly reduced rate. 

12 contact hours will be awarded will be awarded to all participants

Intended Audience:  Any staff that come in contact with or are responsible for aging adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities that are at risk for or have developed dementia including, but not limited to, DSPs, behavior analysts, nurses, psychologists, OT/PT/Speech/Activity staff, physicians, administrative and supervisory staff, program managers, adult day staff, and case workers.

2 Day Foundation Workshop:  Tuesday & Wednesday, February 27 & 28, 2018 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm daily | $150

This workshop covers the basics of ID and Dementia.  Topics include: Introduction to Aging and 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…Challenges & Resources. • Obtaining a Diagnosis • Health Care Advocacy for Adults with ID and Dementia • Understanding Challenging Behavior in ID and Dementia • Non-pharmacologic Interventions for Behavior • Communication Tips and Strategies • Adapting the Physical Environment • ID and Dementia Capable Residences • Stage-based Considerations • Bridging the Aging and Intellectual Disability Networks.

3 Day "Train-the-Trainer" Workshop:  Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, February 27, 28 and March 1, 2018 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm daily | $250

This workshop is for those wishing to become an "Affiliated NTG Regional Trainer."   The first two days of the workshop cover the topics outlined above in the 2 Day Foiundation Workshop.  A third day is devoted to understanding and delivering the full NTG Dementia Capable Care Curriculum.

Affiliated trainers are authorized to use NTG branded and copyrighted training materials to train within their own agency or organization or to conduct training for outside agencies and organizations.  

Affiliated trainers become part of the NTG's national Affiliated Regional Trainer network and have access to greatly expanded topic modules and materials, trainer manual, free monthly NTG continuing education webinars, and are mentored by NTG Master Trainers.

Trainers:  NTG Training and Education Committee Co-Chairs and Lead Trainers, Kathleen Bishop, PhD, and Kathryn Pears, MPPM.

 

March 20, 21 & 22, 2018 - Spartanburg, SC

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Hosted by:  The Charles Lea Center

Location:  The Charles Lea Center, 195 Burdette Street, Spartanburg, SC  29307

  • 2 Day Foundation Workshop - Tuesday & Wednesday, March 20 & 21, 2018 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm |  $275
  • 3 Day NTG Affiliated Regional Trainer "Train-the-Trainer Workshop" - Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday, March 20, 21 & 22, 2018  from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm |  $475

12 contact hours will be awarded will be awarded to all participants

Intended Audience:  Any staff that come in contact with or are responsible for aging adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities that are at risk for or have developed dementia including, but not limited to, DSPs, behavior analysts, nurses, psychologists, OT/PT/Speech/Activity staff, physicians, administrative and supervisory staff, program managers, adult day staff, and case workers.

2 Day Foundation Workshop:  Tuesday & Wednesday, March 20 & 21, 2018 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm daily | $275

This workshop covers the basics of ID and Dementia.  Topics include: Introduction to Aging and 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…Challenges & Resources. • Obtaining a Diagnosis • Health Care Advocacy for Adults with ID and Dementia • Understanding Challenging Behavior in ID and Dementia • Non-pharmacologic Interventions for Behavior • Communication Tips and Strategies • Adapting the Physical Environment • ID and Dementia Capable Residences • Stage-based Considerations • Bridging the Aging and Intellectual Disability Networks.

3 Day "Train-the-Trainer" Workshop: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, March 20, 21 & 22, 2018 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm daily | $475

This workshop is for those wishing to become an "Affiliated NTG Regional Trainer."   The first two days of the workshop cover the topics outlined above in the 2 Day Foiundation Workshop.  A third day is devoted to understanding and delivering the full NTG Dementia Capable Care Curriculum.

Affiliated trainers are authorized to use NTG branded and copyrighted training materials to train within their own agency or organization or to conduct training for outside agencies and organizations.  

Affiliated trainers become part of the NTG's national Affiliated Regional Trainer network and have access to greatly expanded topic modules and materials, trainer manual, free monthly NTG continuing education webinars, and are mentored by NTG Master Trainers.

Trainers:  NTG Training and Education Committee Co-Chairs and Lead Trainers, Kathleen Bishop, PhD, and Kathryn Pears, MPPM.

 
April 18 19 & 20, 2018:  Kansas City, Missouri

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Location:  EITAS Training Center, 8508 Hillcrest Road, Kansas City, MO  64138

Thanks to the generous support of our local sponsors registration fees for this workshop are being offered at a greatly reduced rate. 

  • 2 Day Foundation Workshop - Wednesday & Thursday, April 18 & 19, 2018 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm |  $100 
  • 3 Day NTG Affiliated Regional Trainer "Train-the-Trainer Workshop" - Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, April 18, 19 & 20, 2018  from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm |  $250

12 contact hours will be awarded will be awarded to all participants

Intended Audience:  Any staff that come in contact with or are responsible for aging adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities that are at risk for or have developed dementia including, but not limited to, DSPs, behavior analysts, nurses, psychologists, OT/PT/Speech/Activity staff, physicians, administrative and supervisory staff, program managers, adult day staff, and case workers.

2 Day Foundation Workshop:  Wednesday & Thursday, April 18 & 19, 2018 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm daily | $100

This workshop covers the basics of ID and Dementia.  Topics include: Introduction to Aging and 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…Challenges & Resources. • Obtaining a Diagnosis • Health Care Advocacy for Adults with ID and Dementia • Understanding Challenging Behavior in ID and Dementia • Non-pharmacologic Interventions for Behavior • Communication Tips and Strategies • Adapting the Physical Environment • ID and Dementia Capable Residences • Stage-based Considerations • Bridging the Aging and Intellectual Disability Networks.

3 Day "Train-the-Trainer" Workshop: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday,  April 18, 19 & 20, 2018 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm daily | $250

This workshop is for those wishing to become an "Affiliated NTG Regional Trainer."   The first two days of the workshop cover the topics outlined above in the 2 Day Foiundation Workshop.  A third day is devoted to understanding and delivering the full NTG Dementia Capable Care Curriculum.

Affiliated trainers are authorized to use NTG branded and copyrighted training materials to train within their own agency or organization or to conduct training for outside agencies and organizations.  

Affiliated trainers become part of the NTG's national Affiliated Regional Trainer network and have access to greatly expanded topic modules and materials, trainer manual, free monthly NTG continuing education webinars, and are mentored by NTG Master Trainers.

Trainers:  NTG Training and Education Committee Co-Chairs and Lead Trainers, Kathleen Bishop, PhD, and Kathryn Pears, MPPM and NTG Master Trainer Linda Redford..

 
April 25, 26 & 27, 2018:  Omaha, NE

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Hosted by:  The Alzheimer's Association, Nebraska Chapter

Location:  ENOA/ENCOR/Region VI Behavioral Health Offices, 4715 South 132nd Street, Omaha, NE  68137

Thanks to the generous support of the Enrichment Foundation registration fees for this workshop are being offered at a greatly reduced rate. 

  • 2 Day Foundation Workshop - Wednesday & Thursday, April 25 & 26, 2018 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm |  $150 
  • 3 Day NTG Affiliated Regional Trainer "Train-the-Trainer Workshop" - Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, April 25, 26 & 27, 2018  from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm |  $250

12 contact hours will be awarded will be awarded to all participants

Intended Audience:  Any staff that come in contact with or are responsible for aging adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities that are at risk for or have developed dementia including, but not limited to, DSPs, behavior analysts, nurses, psychologists, OT/PT/Speech/Activity staff, physicians, administrative and supervisory staff, program managers, adult day staff, and case workers.

2 Day Foundation Workshop:  Wednesday & Thursday, April 25 & 26, 2018 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm daily | $150

This workshop covers the basics of ID and Dementia.  Topics include: Introduction to Aging and 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…Challenges & Resources. • Obtaining a Diagnosis • Health Care Advocacy for Adults with ID and Dementia • Understanding Challenging Behavior in ID and Dementia • Non-pharmacologic Interventions for Behavior • Communication Tips and Strategies • Adapting the Physical Environment • ID and Dementia Capable Residences • Stage-based Considerations • Bridging the Aging and Intellectual Disability Networks.

3 Day "Train-the-Trainer" Workshop: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday,  April 25, 26 & 27, 2018 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm daily | $250

This workshop is for those wishing to become an "Affiliated NTG Regional Trainer."   The first two days of the workshop cover the topics outlined above in the 2 Day Foiundation Workshop.  A third day is devoted to understanding and delivering the full NTG Dementia Capable Care Curriculum.

Affiliated trainers are authorized to use NTG branded and copyrighted training materials to train within their own agency or organization or to conduct training for outside agencies and organizations.  

Affiliated trainers become part of the NTG's national Affiliated Regional Trainer network and have access to greatly expanded topic modules and materials, trainer manual, free monthly NTG continuing education webinars, and are mentored by NTG Master Trainers.

Trainers:  NTG Training and Education Committee Co-Chairs and Lead Trainers, Kathleen Bishop, PhD, and Kathryn Pears, MPPM.

 
May 7, 8 & 9, 2018:  Queens (Oakland Gardens), New York

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Hosted by:  ANIBIC - The Association for Neurologically Impaired Brain Injured Children

Location:  ANIBIC, 61-35 220th Street, Oakland Gardens, NY  11364

  • 2 Day Foundation Workshop - Monday & Tuesday, May 7 & 8, 2018 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm | $275
  • 3 Day NTG Affiliated Regional Trainer "Train-the-Trainer Workshop" - Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, May 7, 8 & 9, 2018  from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm |    $475

12 contact hours will be awarded will be awarded to all participants.  

Intended Audience:  Any staff that come in contact with or are responsible for aging adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities that are at risk for or have developed dementia including, but not limited to, DSPs, behavior analysts, nurses, psychologists, OT/PT/Speech/Activity staff, physicians, administrative and supervisory staff, program managers, adult day staff, and case workers.

2 Day Foundation Workshop:  Wednesday & Thursday, May 7 & 8, 2018 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm daily | $275

This workshop covers the basics of ID and Dementia.  Topics include: Introduction to Aging and 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…Challenges & Resources. • Obtaining a Diagnosis • Health Care Advocacy for Adults with ID and Dementia • Understanding Challenging Behavior in ID and Dementia • Non-pharmacologic Interventions for Behavior • Communication Tips and Strategies • Adapting the Physical Environment • ID and Dementia Capable Residences • Stage-based Considerations • Bridging the Aging and Intellectual Disability Networks.

3 Day "Train-the-Trainer" Workshop: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday,  May 7, 8 & 9, 2018 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm daily | $475

This workshop is for those wishing to become an "Affiliated NTG Regional Trainer."   The first two days of the workshop cover the topics outlined above in the 2 Day Foiundation Workshop.  A third day is devoted to understanding and delivering the full NTG Dementia Capable Care Curriculum.

Affiliated trainers are authorized to use NTG branded and copyrighted training materials to train within their own agency or organization or to conduct training for outside agencies and organizations.  

Affiliated trainers become part of the NTG's national Affiliated Regional Trainer network and have access to greatly expanded topic modules and materials, trainer manual, free monthly NTG continuing education webinars, and are mentored by NTG Master Trainers.

Trainers:  NTG Training and Education Committee Co-Chairs and Lead Trainers, Kathie Bishop, PhD and Kathryn Pears, MPPM 

 
May 16, 17 & 18, 2018:  Lincoln, Rhode Island

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Hosted by:  Seven Hills Rhode ISland

Location:  Amica Mutual Insurance Company, 100 Amica Way, Lincoln, Rhode Island 02865

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Fees for this workshop are being waived for residents of Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts.  If you reside outside of these areas and wish to attend regular NTG registration rates of $275 for the two day workshop and $475 for the three day workshop apply.  Please contact Kathryn Pears via email at ntgeducation@gmail.com for information on space available and to register. 

  • 2 Day Foundation Workshop - Wednesday & Thursday, May 16 & 17, 2018 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm | No Charge for Rhode Island and SE MA residents.  Others:  $275
  • 3 Day NTG Affiliated Regional Trainer "Train-the-Trainer Workshop" - Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, May 16, 17 & 18, 2018  from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm |  No Charge for Rhode Island and SE MA residents.  Others:  $475

12 contact hours will be awarded will be awarded to all participants.  

This continuing nursing education activity has been approved by the New England Multistate Division.

Intended Audience:  Any staff that come in contact with or are responsible for aging adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities that are at risk for or have developed dementia including, but not limited to, DSPs, behavior analysts, nurses, psychologists, OT/PT/Speech/Activity staff, physicians, administrative and supervisory staff, program managers, adult day staff, and case workers.

2 Day Foundation Workshop:  Wednesday & Thursday, May 16 & 17, 2018 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm daily 

This workshop covers the basics of ID and Dementia.  Topics include: Introduction to Aging and 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…Challenges & Resources. • Obtaining a Diagnosis • Health Care Advocacy for Adults with ID and Dementia • Understanding Challenging Behavior in ID and Dementia • Non-pharmacologic Interventions for Behavior • Communication Tips and Strategies • Adapting the Physical Environment • ID and Dementia Capable Residences • Stage-based Considerations • Bridging the Aging and Intellectual Disability Networks.

3 Day "Train-the-Trainer" Workshop: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday,  May 16, 17 & 18, 2018 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm daily

This workshop is for those wishing to become an "Affiliated NTG Regional Trainer."   The first two days of the workshop cover the topics outlined above in the 2 Day Foiundation Workshop.  A third day is devoted to understanding and delivering the full NTG Dementia Capable Care Curriculum.

Affiliated trainers are authorized to use NTG branded and copyrighted training materials to train within their own agency or organization or to conduct training for outside agencies and organizations.  

Affiliated trainers become part of the NTG's national Affiliated Regional Trainer network and have access to greatly expanded topic modules and materials, trainer manual, free monthly NTG continuing education webinars, and are mentored by NTG Master Trainers.

Trainers:  NTG Training and Education Committee Co-Chair and Lead Trainer, Kathryn Pears, MPPM and NTG Master Trainers Kathy Service, FNP and Mary Hogan, MA.

 

Upcoming 2018 Workshops

REGISTRATION OPENING SOON!

Dallas, TX - June

Seattle, WA - June 

Arizona - exact location TBD - September

 

Final plans are being made for additional workshops across the country.  Please check back regularly.  We will post final details as soon as they are available.  

We are currently booking workshops for 2018.  If your organization would like to discuss hosting a workshop in your state please contact Education Committee Co-Chair Kathie Bishop at bisbur1@earthlink.net.

 

 


For more information about the NTG Workshops or for information about how your organization can host an NTG workshop please contact Dr. Kathleen Bishop or Kathryn Pears, MPPM.

 

For NTG affiliated workshops in Canada, please contact Prof. Nancy Jokinen at the University of Northern British Columbia

 

Workshops on Screening, Assessment, and the use of the NTG-EDSD are also available

FMI: Contact Dr. Lucy Esralew

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