Register for Our 2021 Virtual Spring Conference!

May 5, 2021

 

Welcome to our 2021 Virtual Spring Conference. Please register for each session you would like to attend. Following registration you will receive a confirmation email that will include your link to join a session. CE certificates are available to all AFH Council members who attend an entire presentation. Thank you to our sponsors listed on the side of the page. We hope you enjoy the conference!

 

8:30a – 9:00a       Welcome

9:00a – 10:00a    Legislative & AFH Industry Updates

Please join John Ficker, Executive Director of the AFH Council as he kicks off the 2021 Spring Conference.

John will be giving an overview of the 2021 legislative session as well as give an AFH industr

y update and provide insights into the exciting road ahead.

1.0 CEU is available to all AFH Council members who attend the entire presentation

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/9103854437519789835

 

10:00 – 11:00a          Employee Handbook for Adult Family Homes

Please join Shereice Brown, Workforce Development Specialist with the Long-Term Care Foundation as she introduces a new employee handbook template for adult family homes in Washington State.

The importance of having an employee handbook for your AFH:

  • The handbook gives employees a detailed overview of policies that are specific to your organization.​
  • Sets clear expectations for your employees​
  • Ensures compliance with federal and state laws​
  • Introduces employees to your culture, mission, and values​

1.0 CEU is available to all AFH Council members who attend the entire presentation

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/7690040813874490635

 

11:00 – 12:00p          Meet the New RCS Director

Mike Anbesse began as the new Director of Residential Care Services on February 1, 2021.  Mike will be sharing his vision for RCS and take questions from members.  Please join us in this unique opportunity to learn and provide feedback.

1.0 CEU is available to all AFH Council members who attend the entire presentation

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/8698641521731834893

 

12:00 – 1:00p           Lunch

 

1:00p – 2:30p            What to Expect During Your AFH Licensing Inspection

RCS is reimplementing full inspections in AFHs. Please join Brenna Botsford, Education & Support Specialist with the AFH Council to help you prepare for your inspection.

Topics to be discussed:

  • Overview of the licensing process
  • Additional focus due to Covid-19
  • Time for questions

1.5 CEU is available to all AFH Council members who attend the entire presentation

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/5070260846654342415

2:30p – 4:00p          Self-Care for the Caregiver

presented by Laura Vaillancourt, MA, LMHC, GMHS with Eldercare Counseling & Guidance Services

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the definition of stress and how it impacts biological and psychological systems
  • Understand signs and symptoms of burnout and compassion fatigue
  • Understand how caregiver stress impacts quality of care and quality of life
  • Understand signs/symptoms of caregiver stress
  • Learn tools/interventions to minimize or prevent the risk of caregiver stress and burnout
  • Understand the unique stressors of caregivers
  • Explore impacts of stress in times of uncertainty
  • Learn about brain function and meaning making related to managing stress

1.5 CEU is available to all AFH Council members who attend the entire presentation

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/1257339239480887055

 

 

Thank you to our sponsors!

 

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1 Comment

  1. looking forward to this conference, some information i need at this time.

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