Home / Education & Events / Continuing Education Education | Advocacy | Continuing Education | Health Wealth | Medicare Education Continuing Education Programs Direction Home Akron Canton offers a diverse library of continuing education programs for healthcare professionals to fulfill their continuing education requirements. Each program is open to the public, regardless of licensure. Topics and speakers are specially chosen based on trending issues among the healthcare profession. Direction Home Akron Canton is an approved provider for: Licensed Social Workers (LSW) Licensed Independent Social Workers (LISW) Social Work Assistants (SWA) Professional Clinical Counselors (PCC) Professional Counselors (PC) Nursing Home Administrators (BELTSS) Costs, times, CEU eligibility, and location varies with each program. Please click on the program titles below for more information. Upcoming Events All events require advanced registration! October 17, 2017 CEUs AM Session: Older Adult Sexuality PM Session: LGBT* Partner Bereavement For more information on the programs and the presenter or to register, CLICK HERE! ___________________________ Morning Session - 8:30 AM-11:45 AM: Older Adult Sexuality 3 CEUs - LSWs, LISWs, SWAs, and RNs (reciprocity), PCs/PCCs Objectives: To raise awareness on the significance of intimacy and sexual relationships in older adults To discuss societal barriers that inhibit intimacy and sexuality of older adults To provide specific recommendation on ways to exhibit sex-positive care to older adults Afternoon Session - 12:45 PM-4:00PM: LGBT* Partner Bereavement 3 CEUs - LSWs, LISWs, SWAs, and RNs (reciprocity), PCs/PCCs Objectives: To raise awareness on the bereavement experiences of LGBT* identified persons To discuss the similarities and differences between disenfranchised grief and LGBT* partner bereavement To identify the effect of partner bereavement on interpersonal relationships, subsequent partnerships, and overall well-being of LGBT* identified persons Cost of morning OR afternoon session is $45. Cost of morning session, afternoon session, AND lunch is $75.00 November 6, 2017 CEUs AM Session: Substances of Abuse PM Session: Principles of Treatment: Stages of Change Training For more information on the programs and the presenter or to register, CLICK HERE! _________________________________________________ Morning Session - 9:00 am - 12:15 pm: Substances of Abuse 3 CEUs - LSWs, LISWs, SWAs, and RNs (reciprocity), PCs/PCCs Objectives: Understand how drugs affect the brain in general Understand the role of the brain in addiction and the implications for prevention and treatment Identify specific drugs of abuse by classification Identify the short and long term effects each class of substance has on the user Discuss the rise and current trends with the opiate epidemic and how it affects treatment Identify current trends in drug abuse and treatment Afternoon Session - 1:15 PM-4:30PM: Principles of Treatment: Stages of Change Training 3 CEUs - LSWs, LISWs, SWAs, and RNs (reciprocity), PCs/PCCs Objectives: Defining and understanding treatment, including different forms and modes of treatment Understanding if treatment works, and how it works Learning about the therapeutic relationship, and its importance in effecting change Briefly introducing Motivational Interviewing as it relates to change Exploring the human change process and resistance to change Understanding the trans-theoretical Stages of Change Model and how it has affected the realm of counseling and social work Cost of morning OR afternoon session is $45. Cost of morning session, afternoon session, AND lunch is $75.00 November 16, 2017 CEU For more information on the programs and the presenter or to register, CLICK HERE! Understanding Social Security, Disability, and Medicare and The Interaction of Government Programs a Person Can Receive When He or She Becomes Retired or Disabled _________________________________________________ Morning CEU - 1:00 PM-4:15 PM: Understanding Social Security, Disability, and Medicare (Lunch provided from 12:00 PM-1:00 PM) 3 CEUs - LSWs, LISWs, SWAs, and RNs (reciprocity), PCs/PCCs, MFTs Objectives: Develop knowledge of medical and financial resources available for individuals and families. Maximize potential opportunities for solid growth success. Achieve well-being for individuals as well as families. Acting in a efficient and positive way to financial and medical challenges. Create visible and tangible resources through organization, coordination and planning to establish a level of comfort through knowledge. Afternoon CEU - 1:00 PM-4:15 PM: The Interaction of Government Programs a Person Can Receive When He or She Becomes Retired or Disabled 3 CEUs - LSWs, LISWs, SWAs, and RNs (reciprocity), PCs/PCCsObjectives: Objectives: Educate Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists on the available governmnet programs available to their clients experiencing finanbcial challenges as a result of their health problems. Enable clients to overcome the difficulties in securing health insurance for themselves or their children. Providing options when life changing events occur. Cost of morning OR afternoon CEU: $45 Cost of morning AND afternoon CEU with Lunch: $75 November 28, 2017 CEU Religious Diversity in America: Walking and Working Together For more information on the programs and the presenter or to register, CLICK HERE! ______________________________ **Please note, these sessions will be held in Hartville Kitchen's West Wing (by the restaurant) 12:15 - 1:15 PM: Lunch will be provided 9:00 am - 4:30 pm: Religious Diversity in America: Walking and Working Together 6 CEUs - LSWs, LISWs, SWAs, and RNs (reciprocity), PCs/PCCs, pending BELTSS approval Objectives: Understand what religion is and how religion is an important part of who we are and what we do Understand the impact of religious traditions and history on personal beliefs and values of the practitioner and clients Identify the world's major religions and explore their most important tenets Identify and dispel the myths, misinformation, and common stereotypes about various religious groups that may affect clinical decision-making on the part of the practitioner as well as on the part of clients receiving the service/treatment Cost: $75.00 Location: Hartville Kitchen - WEST WING 1015 Edison St., N.W. Hartville, OH 44632 Please contact Lori Smith with any questions about CEUs or Direction Home Akron Canton's education programs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-899-5255.