Other CE Opportunities

The following trainings have been approved  through the NASW-Metro DC “Course Accreditation Program (CAP”) for Continuing Education Hours.  Please contact the sponsoring organization using the Contact information if you are interested in any of these trainings. 


Upcoming Courses Include:

Families in Crisis: Responding to the Needs of Family Caregivers: October 20, 2020

“What mothers need, as well as fathers, spouses, and the children of aging parents, is an entire national infrastructure of care, every bit as important as the physical infrastructure of roads, bridges, tunnels, broadband, parks and public works.” -Anne-Marie Slaughter 

For the longest time and for the most part, parents are the driving force behind their children. They direct, guide, proffer solutions and sometimes even prod their children to achieve greatness. Even as adults, children tend to subconsciously rely on their parents for continued support and advice. Hence, it becomes extremely stressful when they must assume parental roles for their aging parents.

The course content is aimed at equipping course participants with skills to help manage adult children suddenly thrust into the parental role.

In addition, participants would have the skills to help identify caregiver roles and responsibilities. They will also develop skills to assist family caregivers in developing effective communication strategies and promote positive self-care. The course will be provided virtually in the COVID era and in-person in the future.

Learning Objectives:

  • Increase participant awareness on adult caregiver challenges.
  • Increase participant awareness on sibling dynamics affecting caregiving.
  • Improve participant\'s ability to mediate between adult caregivers.
  • Improve participant\'s ability to foster effective communication among adult care givers and their older parents.
  • Equip participant with the skills to provide on-going support to adult caregivers

When: October 20, 2020, 10:45 am – Noon

Where: Virtual

Continuing Education Hours: 1

Training Sponsor: Lifematters

Sponsor Contact/More Information: Please call 301-615-0616

When Dementia Strikes Early: November 3, 2020

There are 50 million people worldwide living with Dementia. About 10% (5.8 million) of these are in the U.S. It is estimated that by 205C 135 million people worldwide will be living with Dementia. Hence, developing the necessary skills to be the eyes and ears of a dementia client is beyond important, it is a critical need. Advocating for someone with dementia requires a lot of patience. This is primarily because one person doesn't get dementia, everyone in the family does." Emotions are amok when a diagnosis of dementia is reached, as family members grapple with the fact that the relationship with mom and or dad will never be the same. An understanding of the anxiety, uncertainty and confusion being experienced by the senior and their loved ones will help you reason where all else fails.

The course content is aimed at equipping course participants with the knowledge of the different types of dementia. Participants will develop the necessary skills to effectively communicate with dementia clients. In addition, participants will understand how to effectively manage the agitation, aggression, confusion, and depression displayed by dementia clients, becoming the loudest advocates for clients with dementia.

Learning Objectives:

1. To create an understanding of the importance of dementia training

2. To demonstrate the role of care management in advocacy for dementia clients

3. To improve knowledge on the different types of dementia

When: November 3, 2020 10:00am – 11:30am

Where: Virtual

Continuing Education Hours: 1

Training Sponsor: Lifematters

Sponsor Contact/More Information: Please call 301-615-0616

Everybody is Doing It: Sex and Aging: November 17, 2020

The common assumptions regarding sex and aging is that the topic is a taboo! Off limits! Even in our own homes, no one dares ask Grammy or Pop-Pop about sex. If we by happenstance bumped into older couples kissing, we would make such a big deal out of it...it is embarrassing.

Why it is hard to comprehend that two people who fell in love over 40 years ago and couldn't keep their hands off each, would still have the hots for each other is an indication of how biased we are about sex and aging. This course is aimed at increasing awareness of personal bias to sex and aging. It is hoped that participants at the end of this training will have a better understanding of the sexual needs of seniors, become strong advocates for seniors who are sexually active and seniors.

Learning Objectives:

1. To the demystify the enduring myth that older adults are asexual and have no sexual desires

2. To challenge the common assumptions about older adults and sexual intimacy

3. To demonstrate the role of care management in advocacy for seniors who desire sexual intimacy

4. To demonstrate the role of care management in advocacy for seniors to reduce the incidence and prevalence of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) in seniors

When: November 17, 2020, 10:00am – 11:30am

Where: Virtual

Continuing Education Hours: 1

Training Sponsor: Lifematters

Sponsor Contact/More Information: Please call 301-615-0616

2nd Annual DMV Perinatal Mental Health Symposium: November 19, 2020

Please join Mary’s Center and the DMV Perinatal Mental Health Champions for a day of virtual learning, engaging dialogue, skill building, and networking to better serve our communities in caring for pregnant and postpartum people. Our theme for the event is Intersectionality & Innovations in Perinatal Mental Health and we have a robust agenda of diverse speakers who will be sharing their unique perspectives on how to deliver intersectional and innovative perinatal mental health treatment to those in our community.

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will learn about the impact of race and racism on perinatal mental health.
  • Attendees will learn and be able to identify innovative treatment options for addressing perinatal mental health concerns.
  • Attendees will learn about the innovative interventions that emerged following the impact of Covid-19.
  • Attendees will learn about the impact of Covid-19 on both providers and perinatal mental health patients.

When: November 9, 2020, 9:00am – 4:00pm

Where: Virtual

Continuing Education Hours: 4

Training Sponsor: Mary’s Center

Sponsor Contact/More Information: asallasbrookwell@maryscenter.org