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Training

IDoA provides certification training for:

  • Adult Protective Service (APS) Caseworkers employed by APS agencies

  • Care Coordinators employed by Care Coordination Units

  • Homecare Supervisors employed by CCP In-Home Service Providers

  • IDoA is available to provide consultation and/or training on issues related to abuse, neglect and exploitation of persons ages 60 and older and persons with disabilities ages 18-59. Please contact Aging.APSTraining@Illinois.gov for more information.

IDoA also provides educational tools for our provider agencies and the Aging Network.  The trainings when provided live, may offer continuing education credits for the following: Nursing Home Administrators, Licensed Social/Clinical Social Workers, Clinical/Professional Counselors and Licensed Practical Nurses/Registered Professional Nurses. Please contact Aging.Training@illinois.gov for more information.

Contact

Office of Training
Division of Planning, Training, Research and Development
Illinois Department on Aging
One Natural Resources Way, #100

Springfield, IL 62702-1271 E-mail: Office of Training

Adult Protective Service

HCBS Quality and Risk Mitigation

Webinars Presenter
Role of Occupational Therapy Steven Taylor, PhD, OTR/L, RUSH & Ryan Durkin, OTD, OTR/L, RUSH       
SAFE–Home Opioid Management Education in Older Adults: Naloxone and Opioid Awareness Program (SAFE-HOME) Abigail T. Elmes, PharmD, BCPS, University of Illinois Chicago – College of Pharmacy
In collaboration with RUSH, E4Center, CATCH-ON, and the University of Illinois Chicago – College of Pharmacy
Drink Water. Live Better. Susan Glassman, MS Ed. University of Illinois Extension 
6th Annual Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day Symposium National Council on Aging and partners: Administration for Community Living, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, E4 Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Disparities in Aging
Valued Social Roles in Older Adults with Serious Mental Illness
Marcia Hunt, PhD & Catherine H. Stein, PhD & Jim Klasen           
Professional Self-Care (v 2023)
Dr. Martha R. Crowther, Director of Clinical Psychology, University of Alabama 
Upskill Your Medicaid Knowledge (v 2023) IDoA Senior Health Insurance Program staff
 Upskill Your Medicare Knowledge (v 2023) IDoA Senior Health Insurance Program
Older Black Americans & Mental Health Dr. Martha R. Crowther, Director of Clinical Psychology, University of Alabama, and Danielle McDuffie, MA, University of Alabama 
Palliative Care & Hospice: What’s the Difference?
 Julie Bobell, Education Liaison, Memorial Health Advanced Care Management in Springfield, IL
If You’re Not Counted, Then You Don’t Count: Why Collecting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data Matters James Moorhead, Aging Service Manager, Office of Aging and Disability Services, Maine Department of Health and Human Services
 Caregiver's Roller Coaster Ride - Part II Cheri Burcham & Tessa Hobbs-Curley of the University of Illinois Extension
Expanding Your Tool Kit for Referrals: Interactive Health Promotion Workshops Peggy Tully & Katie Zahm of Age Options 
A Caregiver's Roller Coaster Ride - Part I Cheri Burcham & Tessa Hobbs-Curley of the University of Illinois Extension
Baby Boomers and Substance Misuse: What the Aging Network Needs to Know and What You Can Do About It Dr. Fred Blow via E4 Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Disparities in Aging
Suicide in Later Life: Clinical and Public Health Perspectives
Dr. Yeates Conwell via E4 Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Disparities in Aging
Holiday Drinking: Helping Older Adults be Happier and Safer
Dr. Fred Blow via E4 Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Disparities in Aging
How Stress Affects Older Adults & Caregivers During a Pandemic
Nikki Rashes, CRSS, Outreach and Volunteer Manager, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Metro Suburban)
Senior Strength Program Douglas Hurst, Peer Specialist Workforce Development Program Manager, DBSA (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance)- Chicago HQs
Resiliency, Self-Care & Re-engagement  Cheri Burcham & Tessa Hobbs-Curley of the University of Illinois Extension
Enhancing Socialization Through Meaningful Connections During COVID-19 Melanie Kluzek, MS, RDN, LDN, Nutritionist for Older American Services, Illinois Department on Aging
QW - It's Your Wellness Your Way with WRAP®
Judith A. Cook, Ph.D, Jessica A. Jonikas, MA, Sean Johnson, MA, CRSS-E:  Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago
Guardianship, Powers of Attorney, and Alzheimer’s Peck Ritchey, LLC of Attorneys at Law in Chicago
Improving Care and Awareness for People with Parkinson’s Disease
Joan Gardner RN BSN, Rose Wichmann PT, Struthers Parkinson’s Center, A Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence, Park Nicollet Health Services, Golden Valley MN
Addressing Social Isolation in Seniors: Statewide Initiative
Phyllis Roate, Regional and Grants Coordinator, Office of Older Americans’ Services, Illinois Department on Aging, Springfield, Illinois
Mental Health in Older Adults
Ryan Rollinson, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago
Malnutrition: How CCP & Home and Community-Based Programs Can Make an Impact Melanie Kluzek, MS, RDN, LDN, Nutritionist for Older American Services
Medication Management of Psychiatric Participants
Archana Jhawar, Clinical Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy in Chicago and Rockford, University of Illinois in Chicago
Hospice and CCP Participants: Promoting Dignity, Choices and Rights Julie Bobell, Education Liaison, Memorial Home Hospice, Springfield, IL
Dehydration: Identification of Symptoms & Mitigation of Associated Risks Webinar Jessy Thomas & Mary Colette Crang, Visiting Nurse Practitioners, University of Illinois in Chicago
Assessing Fall Risk Through the Use of the CDC’s STEADI Toolkit
Timothy Hanke, PT, PhD, Professor, Physical Therapy Program, College of Health Sciences, Midwestern University
Preventing Falls: Environmental Safeguards and Resources to Support Risk Mitigation Efforts Mike Berkes & Jody Martin, Illinois Department on Aging
Medications and Fall Risk in Older Adults
Michael Koronkowski, PharmD, BCGP, College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago