ONLINE Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) Workshop: 2-day

This class will be conducted online, requiring Internet, video and audio connection. WRAP® is an evidence-based self-management and recovery system developed by a group of people with mental health difficulties who […]

It’s a Brain Thing: The Study of Dementia Medications-WGAMHST

Dementia can be a frightening journey for both the caregiver and the care recipient. Research continues to reveal more about this disease and treatments that may help. This class updates participants on how medications can help, as well as frustrating limitations. This is a free virtual event facilitated by the Vaya Health GERO team. CEU’s […]

Free

EGAMHST: Person(RE)ality: Why is Mine Different?

Patrick Beaver Memorial Library 375 3rd St. NE.,, Hickory

The reality of personality disorders is that they involve long-term patterns of thoughtsand behaviors that are unhealthy and inflexible and, though similar, no two ever lookexactly the same. This course defines personality disorders, explores different types and examines challenges associated with providing care for individuals who are diagnosed with one. This is a free in-person […]

Free

EGAMHST: Overcoming Communication Barriers

Yadkin Valley Senior Center 121 Delos Martin Drive, Jonesville

Communication is the string that ties us all together. If that string isn’t strong enough oris broken, our relationships tend to unravel. This curriculum is designed to look atcommon communication problems and methods to make it an easier, more efficientprocess. We’ll look at examples of communication to use and those not to use. This is […]

Free

EGAMHST: Overcoming Communication Barriers

Patrick Beaver Memorial Library 375 3rd St. NE.,, Hickory

Communication is the string that ties us all together. If that string isn’t strong enough oris broken, our relationships tend to unravel. This curriculum is designed to look atcommon communication problems and methods to make it an easier, more efficientprocess. We’ll look at examples of communication to use and those not to use. This is […]

Free

Dementia and Psychosis Behavior: What You Need to Know

Marianna Black Library 33 Fryemont St., Bryson City

This is a free event facilitated by the Vaya Health GERO team. CEU’s are provided through NC Department of Health and Human Services. This class uses case review and activities to identify frequent challenging behaviors associated with dementia and psychosis. Participants review factors that may trigger behaviors and discuss prevention and intervention strategies.

Free

NC DHHS I/DD Stakeholder Workgroup Meeting

Public Meeting Link Purpose The workgroup is responsible for researching, recommending, and providing support/guidance for future implementation of  best or promising practices to meet the needs of Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental […]