HBSSW Webinars

Introduction to Dementia and Intellectual Disabilities

Thursday, April 20th, 2017
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM


WEBINAR! 

Presenter: Amanda Ripley

Amanda Ripley is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst working in the Southern Illinois area for the Illinois Crisis Prevention Network. She graduated from Western Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2006, with an emphasis in behavior analysis and older adults. Amanda then attended Southern Illinois University – Carbondale and received a Master’s Degree in Behavior Analysis and Therapy in 2009. Amanda has experience working with older adults / Dementia in nursing homes, assisted living settings, group homes, and adult day program facilities. She has also worked with children and adults with intellectual disabilities in a variety of settings. She has practiced behavior analysis in Michigan, Colorado, and Illinois. Amanda lives in Marion, Illinois with her husband and two children.

Topics Covered: 

Many of the individuals we serve that have an Intellectual Disability grow to old age and begin to show symptoms of Dementia, yet providers and caregivers are not aware of the changes until they are acute or interfering with adaptive skills. This presentation will provide an overview of how to discriminate what is typical for an individual with an Intellectual Disability and what is Dementia, what to consider in providing services for an aging population with intellectual disabilities, and initial strategies to support cooperation and maintain skills.

Learning Objectives:

  • A brief overview: Intellectual Disability
  • What is Dementia?
  • Dementia vs. Intellectual Disability
  • Considerations for Providers
    • Documentation
    • Evaluations
    • Coordination
    • Psychotropic Medication
    • Environmental Arrangements
    • Referring out

2 QIDP CEs/2 Social Work CEUs will be awarded upon completion of this webinar

This is free for HBSS Workgroup Members

Non-Member Fee – $40

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Healthy Relationships and Healthy Sexuality for People with a Developmental Disability

Thursday, May 18th, 2017
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM


WEBINAR! 

Presenter:  Susan Kahan, MA, LCPC

Tania Morawiec, Illinois Department of Human Services’ Statewide Employment First Manager

As a member of the clinical staff at the University of Illinois at Chicago Developmental Disability Family Clinics, Susan provides individual and group therapy for clients with a broad range of mental health and behavioral concerns, with a special focus on trauma and sexual abuse of individuals with disabilities. Susan’s clients include children, adolescents and adults. As a member of the Coalition Against Sexual Abuse of Children with Disabilities, she provides consultation and training on trauma-focused intervention for children with disabilities to both trauma and disability agencies.

Presentation Overview:

Everyone desires to love and be loved. The myths and misconceptions about people with intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) often lead to rules and restrictions that make healthy relationships difficult to obtain. This webinar will explore the facts and myths around relationships and sexuality for people with IDD. We will discuss the importance of laying the foundation for healthy relations early on through social skills and sexuality education, and the need to continue that education across the lifespan. We will also discuss the issues around providing access to and opportunities for healthy relationships, and the potential consequences of not doing so. Resources and strategies for teaching healthy sexuality will be presented. In addition, we will discuss the role of healthy sexuality education as a primary prevention tool for sexual abuse and other strategies to promote sexual abuse prevention.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the myths and misperceptions about individuals with IDD and their impact on access to education on healthy relationships and sexuality.
  2. Identify tools and strategies for teaching individuals with IDD about healthy relationships and sexuality.
  3. Understand the role of healthy relationship and sexuality education as a primary sexual abuse prevention strategy.

2 QIDP CEs/2 Social Work CEUs will be awarded upon completion of this webinar

This is free for HBSS Workgroup Members

Non-Member Fee – $40

HBSSW MEMBERS NON HBSSW MEMBERS
Click here to register Click here to register and pay
Click here to pay for Social Work CEU’s