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May 2017

May

23

IMPULSE CONTROL ID ADHD (For Service Providers)

Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 9:00 am – 11:00 am

This training will focus on exploring impulse control challenges as presenting in individuals diagnosed with intellectual disabilities. Discussion will include differentiation of distinct impulse control symptomatology versus nonspecific forms of impulsive aggression, affect dysregulation and explosive behaviors. The presentation will explore intervention and treatment strategies with emphasis on building cognitive awareness as a pre-requisite to action. Presenter will be Dr. Mayra Mendez. Please call (310)258-4013 to reserve.
May

23

Public Meeting To Report And Discuss Being Out Of Compliance With Mandated Caseload Ratios/ Reunión Pública Para Informar y Discutir El Incumplimiento De Las Proporciones Obligatorias De Casos

Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Westside Regional Center is holding a Public Meeting to report and discuss being out of compliance with mandated caseload ratios. WRC is seeking input from all consumers, family members, staff, service providers and other interested parties.  For more information, click here or please call (310)258-4063.
Westside Regional Center tendra una Reunión Pública para informar y discutir el cumplimiento de las proporciónes obligatorias de casos. WRC está buscando la opinión de todos los consumidores, miembros de familia, proveedores de servicios y personas interesadas. Para más información haga clic aquí o llame al (310) 258-4063 *TRADUCCION EN ESPAÑOL DISPONIBLE*
May

25

DOWN SYNDROME AND ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE (For Service Providers)

Thursday, May 25, 2017, 2:00 am – 4:00 pm

This training will provide attendees the ability to develop the most appropriate social supports for a person with Down Syndrome, exhibiting symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. The prevalence of dementia increases with age in persons with Down Syndrome. It is estimated that clinical and behavioral symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease are present in approximately 50-60% of individuals with Down Syndrome by the time they reach 60 years of age. About the presenter: Susan Howland Susan Chapman Howland, MSG, has over twenty years of experience with community organizing around health care issues that focus on older adults. Currently, as the Director of Education at the Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles, Susan is responsible for all educational programs and diversity efforts that include tailoring services to the cultural norms of ethnic communities. In this capacity, she oversees a number of nationally recognized programs serving dementia affected older adults and their caregivers throughout Los Angeles County. Her work in the Asian and Pacific Islander communities has been recognized through national awards from the National Caregiving Alliance/MetLife and 3 the Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving Legacy Award. Most recently, Susan received the 2014 Rosalynn Carter Leadership in Caregiving Award for her work with bringing the Savvy Caregiver Program to the State of California. Please RSVP prior to the event by contacting Stephen Browning at: stephenb@westsiderc.org or 310- 258-4050.
Jun

06

IHSS WORKSHOP FOR SPANISH SPEAKING FAMILIES / TALLER DE SERVICIOS DE APOYO EN EL HOGAR

Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

10:00am – 12:00 del medio día [Orientación del Programa] 12:30pm – 2:30pm [Situaciones Avanzadas IHSS 2] El Centro de Recursos y Fortaleza para Familias del Oeste de Los Angeles, provee los siguientes talleres mensualmente. En la sesión de la mañana,se brindará una orientación, con información básica, y se hablará acerca de la aplicación al programa de IHSS, para familias iniciando aplicaciones por primera vez. La sesión de la tarde (IHSS 2), va más a fondo, y se enfoca en brindar información relevante para familias que están apelando, solicitando más horas, o preparandose para una re-evaluación. Para más información y para confirmar asistencia, por favor comunicarse con: Ereida Galda o Martha Montealegre al (310)258-4063. No se permitirá entrar al taller sin haber reservado el espacio
Jun

07

Crisis Prevention Intervention Course (CPI)

Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Non-violent crisis intervention is a safe, non-harmful behavior management system designed to help professionals provide for the best possible care and welfare of individuals, even during the most violent situations. This course will assist the professional to develop skills in early and appropriate intervention for potential crisis situations while keeping in mind the care, welfare, safety and security of all involved. Participants should wear comfortable clothes, must be physically able to participate, must take a written pre and post-test independently, and must attend a ll days in order to complete this class. No exceptions!
Jun

08

Crisis Prevention Intervention Course (CPI)

Thursday, June 8, 2017, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Non-violent crisis intervention is a safe, non-harmful behavior management system designed to help professionals provide for the best possible care and welfare of individuals, even during the most violent situations. This course will assist the professional to develop skills in early and appropriate intervention for potential crisis situations while keeping in mind the care, welfare, safety and security of all involved. Participants should wear comfortable clothes, must be physically able to participate, must take a written pre and post-test independently, and must attend a ll days in order to complete this class. No exceptions!
Jun

08

AGING RELATED ISSUES WORKSHOP

Thursday, June 8, 2017, 9:30 am – 10:30 am

In a world that is aging, this workshop will review issues which many of us will face as we age. Hot topics such as End-of-Life planning, Engaging and Caring for Caregivers, Person Centered Thinking, Identify Theft and Imposter Scams, are just a few topics that may be discussed in this introductory workshop on aging. Workshop will be presented by Stephen Browning, Aging Specialist at Westside Regional Center. Please RSVP prior to the event by contacting Stephen Browning at 310-258-4050, or via email to stephenb@westsiderc.org.
Jun

13

IHSS WORKSHOP

Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

10:00am – 12:00 noon [ Introductory Session ] 12:30pm – 2:30pm [ Advanced Session ] The Westside Family Resource and Empowerment Center & Westside Regional Center are hosting of monthly informational IHSS workshops. These workshops will help families initially applying, appealing, or working with the In-Home Support Services (IHSS) program. Please call (310)258-4063 to RSVP, at least one week prior to the event. No walk-ins.
Jun

14

BI-MONTHLY RESIDENTIAL MEETING (Service Providers)

Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join other Residential Service Providers for this WRC’s bi-monthly training. This training provides Regional Center and Community Licensing updates, resources and presentations pertinent to residential service providers continued commitment to enhancing the quality of life of the individuals that we support. Training is recommended for WRC Residential vendors/administrators, and/or their designee. Refreshments are served and there is no fee for this training. Please call (310)258-4013 to RSVP, at least one week prior to the event.
Jun

20

LET’S TALK SELF-ADVOCACY!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 3:00 am – 4:00 pm

Are you an individual receiving services from WRC? Want to learn more about self-advocacy? Want to meet others who can support you in advocating for yourself? Want to get your point across and still get your needs met? Or, do you want to encourage, support or teach others the skill of advocating for themselves? If you answered “YES” to any of these questions, please join us. Bring your questions, ideas, bring a friend, we will listen and troubleshoot with you. Please join us if you have questions or need more information, please call Linda Butler at (310) 258-4245. Linda,Coordinator of Self-Advocacy for the WRC, will be available for individuals, families, and support staff to come discuss issues of Self-Advocacy. We meet at WRC in the 4th Floor Meeting Room. Take the elevator to the 4th floor and follow the signs to our group!
Jun

22

ANGER MANAGEMENT (For Service Providers)

Thursday, June 22, 2017, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This training emphasizes the importance of managing emotions and personal crises. The training is intended for Direct Support Professionals, Administrators, friends, and family members. Tools will be provided to assist caregivers with anger management and remaining calm while managing crisis. Interventions to avoid, as well as preventative strategies to implement, will be discussed. Throughout the training, attendee interaction and role play will be encouraged. Each participant will be welcomed to create a personal self-control plan. This training will be presented by the Crisis Response Project. Please call (310)258-4013 to RSVP, to reserve a spot, at least one week prior to the event.