INFORM & CONNECT: A Workshop for Front Line Information Assistance and Resource Referral Staff

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Thursday September 21, 2017 | 9 am – 4 pm | FREE Workshop |

A free, daylong interactive training designed to support those who help older adults access resource referral information.

This training is designed for help-desk, information hotline, and other front-line volunteers or staff specifically tasked to provide clients with information about programs and services available throughout the county. Specialists on the following topics will share their knowledge, expertise and resources through short panel presentations and audience Q&A.

  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Financial Abuse
  • Attendant Care
  • Mental Health
  • Nutrition
  • Staying Connected

Attendees will make connections with professional colleagues, build professional expertise, and enhance their service to the community.

Who Should Attend

Front line volunteers and staff who support the resource referral needs of older adults. Up to three people may register per agency or organization for the workshop.

7 Free CEUs provided courtesy of NASW-CA are offered for this workshop.

To register, click here or call 415-492-9444.

For a copy of the event flyer, click here.

About Aging Action Initiative

The purpose of the Aging Action Initiative is to promote a county-wide age-friendly environment, especially for those in need, collectively created by a strong network of aging service providers through education, policy advocacy, and service coordination. The initiative is a collective effort of over 65 different agencies, grassroots organizations, commissions and neighborhood groups, funded by the County of Marin, and coordinated by MARINSPACE.

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AAI: Applications Now Accepted for Free Detect & Connect Training!


Train the Trainer

A Training Program for the Detect & Connect Workshop on Mental Health and Dementia Awareness

Applications are now being accepted for the free, two part training to learn how to facilitate a Detect & Connect workshop.

Training Session | Wednesday September 13, 2017 | 4:00 – 7:00pm

Practice Session | Tuesday October 3, 2017 | 4:00 – 7:00pm

Applicants must have:

  • Knowledge of resources available to people with dementia and/or mental health issues
  • At least 5 years of related experience in working with seniors or dementia services
  • A degree in a related field (BA, MSW) and experience in facilitation is preferred

Note: Successfully completing the program means a commitment to participate for one year, assisting with publicity, and providing at least one workshop.

How to Apply:

  1. Complete this application form.
  2. After acceptance into the training program, you will receive a link to a video to review, and a short quiz to complete before the September 13 session.

DEADLINE: August 31, 2017, 5:00pm

Feel free to share this opportunity! To download the flyer for this training click here.

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