Continuing Education Programs

Important notice regarding our CEUs and Workshops:

In an effort to continue offering the best in CEU and workshop sessions, we are temporarily moving the format of our CEUs and workshops from in-person to live online meetings using Zoom.  If you have already registered for an in-person training, you will receive an email with your login information to access.  If you have any questions or concerns about participating online, please contact Lori Smith at lsmith@dhad.org or 330.899.5255.

Thank you for your participation in our educational sessions, and we hope to see you again soon.


 

If you’re a healthcare professional looking to fulfill your continuing education units (CEUs), Direction Home Akron Canton is here to help. We offer a diverse library of CEU programs with a 95.1 percent satisfaction rating. All of our courses are open to the public, regardless of licensure, and based on trending issues in 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)
  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC)
  • Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC)
  • Licensed Nursing Home Administrators (LNHA) 

Costs, times, CEU eligibility and location vary with each program, and all of our courses require advance registration. Take a look at our upcoming programs listed below!

*Nurses may attend programs approved through the Counseling, Social Worker, and Marriage & Family Therapy (CSWMFT) board and receive CEUs.  Please refer to the Nursing Continuing Education for Renewal Ohio Revised Code for details. 

Contact Lori Smith at lsmith@dhad.org or 330.899.5255 with any questions you may have regarding CEU programs.


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July 8, 2020 CEU

Zoom live webinar
$45.00 morning session

Speaker: Stacy Simera

Clinical Resilience, Wellness, and Happiness: Using positive psychology in the prevention, treatment, and management of mental health disorders​

9:00 am-12:15 pm
3 CEUs: LSW/LISW/SWA; Nurses (via reciprocity with the CSWMFT Board); LPC/LPCC

CLICK HERE for details or to register


July 16, 2020 CEU

Zoom live webinar
$15.00 lunch & learn session

Speaker: Mary Jean (Jeannie) Flossie, M.Ed., LNHA

Person Centered Care: The Premise, the Origin, and the Application

12:00 pm-1:00 pm
1 CEU: LSW/LISW/SWA; LPC/LPCC; Nurses (via reciprocity with the CSWMFT Board)

CLICK HERE for details or to register


July 22, 2020 Workshop

Zoom live webinar
FREE lunch & learn session

Speaker: Stacy Simera

Positive Psychology: Building Happiness and Resilience

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
No professional CEUs:  This is a workshop for community members to learn different ways to build resiliency and a positive outlook in these trying times.

CLICK HERE for details or to register


August 3, 2020 Workshop

Zoom live webinar
FREE lunch & learn session

Speaker: Kathryn Kilpatrick

Successful Aging: Importance of Positive Lifestyle Choices

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
No professional CEUs:  This is a workshop for community members to learn different ways to build resiliency and a positive outlook in these trying times.

CLICK HERE for details or to register


August 11, 2020 CEU

Zoom live webinar
$45.00 morning session

Speaker: Paula Taliaferro, MGS, LSW

Multigenerational Family Dynamics 2020: Understanding Both Continuity and Changing Realities

9:00 am-12:15 pm
3 CEUs: LSW/LISW/SWA; LPC/LPCC; Nurses (via reciprocity with the CSWMFT Board), LNHA

CLICK HERE for details or to register


August 13, 2020 CEU

Zoom live webinar
$25.00 for Professionals needing CEUs
All others - FREE

Speaker: Marcella Balin

2020 Caregiver Connection: Having Fun and Getting the Job Done

11:00 am-1:00 pm
1 CEUs: LSW/LISW/SWA; LPC/LPCC; Nurses (via reciprocity with the CSWMFT Board)

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August 19, 2020 CEU

Zoom live webinar
$45.00 morning session

Speaker: Andrea (Andie) Peck

Bridges or Barriers? Skills to Elevate your Patient/Client Care IQ

9:00 am-12:15 pm
3 CEUs: LSW/LISW/SWA; LPC/LPCC; Nurses (via reciprocity with the CSWMFT Board), LNHA

CLICK HERE for details or to register


September 10, 2020 CEUs

Zoom live webinars
$45.00 morning OR afternoon session
$75.00 both sessions

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Speaker: Stephen Kerestes, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS

The Substances of Abuse

9:00 am-12:15 pm
3 CEUs: LSW/LISW/SWA; LPC/LPCC; Nurses (via reciprocity with the CSWMFT Board), LNHA

The Principles of Treatment: Stages of Change

1:00 pm-4:15 pm
3 CEUs: LSW/LISW/SWA; LPC/LPCC; Nurses (via reciprocity with the CSWMFT Board), pending LNHA


September 14, 2020 CEUs

Zoom live webinars
$45.00 morning OR afternoon session
$75.00 both sessions

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Speaker: Kathryn Kilpatrick, M.A.

Strategies to Manage Difficult Behaviors

9:00 am-12:15 pm
3 CEUs: LSW/LISW/SWA; LPC/LPCC; Nurses (via reciprocity with the CSWMFT Board), pending LNHA

Aging Parents: When to Step in and How to Approach Critical Conversations

1:00 pm-4:15 pm
3 CEUs: LSW/LISW/SWA; LPC/LPCC; Nurses (via reciprocity with the CSWMFT Board), pending LNHA


September 29, 2020 CEUs

Zoom live webinars
$15.00 for 1-Hour session
$30.00 for 2-Hour session
$25.00 BOTH sessions

CLICK HERE for details or to register

Speaker: Mary Jean (Jeannie) Flossie, M.Ed. LNHA

Medication Management and Non-Pharmacological Interventions for Dementia

12:30 pm-1:30 pm
1 CEUs: LSW/LISW/SWA; LPC/LPCC; Nurses (via reciprocity with the CSWMFT Board), pending LNHA

Approaches and Techniques for Preventing Negative Behaviors in Long-Term Care (LTC)

1:45 pm-3:45 pm
2 CEUs: LSW/LISW/SWA; LPC/LPCC; Nurses (via reciprocity with the CSWMFT Board), pending LNHA


October 22, 2020 CEU

(rescheduled from May 6, 2020)

First Christian Church
6900 Market Ave.
N. Canton
FREE

Speaker: Naomi Feil

The Validation Breakthrough

3.5 CEU: LSW/LISW/SWA; LPC/LPCC; Nurses (via reciprocity with the CSWMFT Board), LNHA

CLICK HERE for details


Registration and Refund Information:

Refunds will be made ONLY for cancellations received three business days prior to the event.  If received less than three days prior to the event, a credit can be issued for use at another program within the next 6 months.  If notice of cancellation is not received before the date of the program, no refund will be issued.  PLEASE NOTE: No shows will be charged the full registration fee.

Class sizes are limited, so register early.  Classes with low registrations may be cancelled.  If the class is cancelled or moved, participants will be contacted via email at least 24 hours in advance.

Classes start and end on time.  To ensure a quality experience for all, please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the class start time and find a seat.  CEU credits will be adjusted 0.25 credit hours for every 15 minutes not in attendance; adjusted certificates will be emailed to participants within 3 business days after the training.  Hard copies of certificates will be mailed upon request.

It is difficult to control room temperature to everyone's comfort level.  We suggest you dress in layers that can be adaptable to warm and cool temperatures.

For auditing purposes, arrival and departure times and signature are required on attendance sheets.