For the City Times
A Wood County Human Services — Legal Services/Crisis Intervention Unit have been awarded a $34,000 Crisis Training Grant.
The grant is to be used for training purposes by June 30, 2017. According to a Wood County press release:
We are developing a training plan that utilizes a learning collaborative approach to strengthen the crisis response system and enhance the ability of Crisis Interventionists and community partners to provide dementia-capable services.
The following are goals have been outlined in the grant proposal:
-To improve professional understanding and awareness of dementia. This will be accomplished by holding a training with guest speaker and geriatric specialist, Dr. Suzanna Waters-Castillo.
-To provide training opportunities to community partners with a broad focus on Crisis Prevention, legal structures related to the elderly, and navigating our local resources. This will be accomplished by holding a training with speakers from ADRC, Corporation Counsel, and Wood County Human Services.
-All APS (Adult Protective Services) workers will become certified to administer the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) tool.
-Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) and Crisis Intervention Partners (CIP) trainings will be offered.
-All APS workers amongst other specialized workers will become trained on the Wisconsin STAR method for more effectively working with those with complex dementia.
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