DSHS – Mental Health, Level 1: Capable Caregiving for Mental Wellness [LTC-20200523]

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Max Contact Hours Awarded: 8
Max Pharmacotherapeutic Hours Awarded: 0

Program Description

Discover how different types of mental health issues affect the elderly and others in the long-term care population. You will learn about compassionate, trauma informed care, suicide prevention, respectful communication, and creative approaches to managing challenging behaviors. You will be required to pass a written examination.

This program meets the 2018 Washington State DSHS-approved mandatory “Mental Health Specialty Training” requirement for your caregiving Health Services/ Nursing staff members.

May 23, 2020
9:00 am – 6:30 pm

Location: Acute Care Education Opens in new window or tab, Vancouver, WA

Who Should Attend?

All Health Services/ Nursing caregiving staff (RN, LPN, Med Aides, Caregivers, CNA, HCA, NAR and others) in long term care settings.

Program Outline

  • Introduction to Mental Disorders
  • Compassionate and Trauma Informed Care
  • Getting Help, Self Care & Suicide Prevention
  • Communication Dynamics & Boundaries
  • Creative Approaches to Challenging Behaviors
  • Crisis Management


EMPLOYERS: You may register up to 6 staff at one time by using this link.

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Registration includes: Attendance at program, program handout, coffee, tea, water, continental breakfast, and snacks. Wi-fi is available in the conference center.

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