HCQU West Guest Speakers & Special Events
Guest Speaker Webinars
Healthy Cooking Class (for Self-Advocates & Staff)
Presenter: Laura Yautz, RDN, LDN, NBC-HWC
Registered Dietican & Owner, Being Nutritious
In this hands-on virtual cooking class, participants will cook an entrée and side dishes from start to finish. Follow along as Registered Dietician, Laura Yautz, demonstrates each recipe. Laura will also share nutrition facts, kitchen safety, and explanation of cooking terminology. Gather your housemates, staff, and co-workers to cook a meal and then sit down and enjoy eating it together. The ingredient list, equipment list, and operation task flow will be emailed a week prior to the class so you can be ready to cook. **This class is limited to 4 groups. Participants should be prepared to actively engage in activities and discussion by utilizing the webcam and audio features of the Zoom platform.**
Laura Yautz is a Registered Dietician and National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach with over 15 years in the field. She is the owner of Being Nutritious, beingnutritious.com, a website featuring easy recipes and tips to help make cooking for a healthy heart easy and delicious for everyone.
To enroll, please call 724-283-0990.
|October 19 --- 11 a.m. - Noon|
|Menu: fish taco salad - taco seasoned tilapia over a homemade cilantro lime slaw with avocado and tortilla chips on top; fish can be substituted|
|November 22 --- 11 a.m. - Noon|
|Menu: cranberry balsamic chicken thighs, farro, and sauteed broccoli|
|December 13 --- 11 a.m. - Noon|
|Menu: roasted chicken and sweet potatoes sheet pan dinner, spinach salad with apples and bleu cheese (optional) with cider vinaigrette|
Understanding Megan's Law: Freedom, Felony, or Folly?
Presenter: Bob Krome, MEd, CSOTP
Licensed Behavior Specialist, New Leaf Supports, LLC
September 27, 2022
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
This course is designed to help caretakers, service providers, administrators, amongst others, begin to understand the sex offender registration requirements in Pennsylvania. Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities have been impacted by this system since its inception. People supporting these individuals are often left perplexed about the procedure. This training will provide participants with a basic understanding of the current Megan's Law system. Current court proceedings, motions, and advocacies will also be discussed. This course will examine the history of sex offender registration in the United States and will examine the evolution of registration and notification to date. Attendees will be able to identify the original purpose, the problems, and the benefits of such a public system. The impact of the notification system on the community, risk levels of the individuals, quality of life of the individuals, and the family of the individuals will also be explored. The issues surrounding interstate travel may also be investigated. Through the use of quality illustration, multi-media methods, and years of experience within the field, the presentation will deliver a greater understanding. Persons working with individuals convicted of a sexual offense may gain knowledge to guide the individuals in taking the appropriate measures and remaining cognizant of the consequences involved.
Bob Krome has worked in the field of therapy/behavior supports for the last 14 years with people with Intellectual Disabilities. He is a current member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) and the Mid-Atlantic Region for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (MARATSA). Bob is also a Certified Sex Offender Treatment Professional (CSOTP).
To enroll, click here.
Staging Pressure Injury in Darkly Pigmented Skin
Presenter: Dr. Joyce Black, RN, FAAN
Florence Niedfelt Professor of Nursing, College of Nursing, University of Nebraska Medical Center
October 12, 2022
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
This training will describe methods to improve early identification of pressure injury in patients with darkly pigmented skin. It will discuss alternations in healing full-thickness wounds in patients with darkly pigmented skin.
Joyce M. Black, PhD, RN is the Florence Niedfelt Professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. She is the current co-chairman of the Public Policy section of the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel, having previously served as President, Vice-President, and Secretary.
To enroll, click here.
Beginner-Level Dance Class (for Self-Advocates)
Presenter: Conner Lundius
Dancer, The Rollettes
October 17, 2022
11 a.m. - Noon
A seated dance class for all abilities! This dance class is at a beginner level and is adapted in multiple different ways depending on the participants' injury/diagnosis. Dancing is fun, and that is the primary focus of the class, but dance also helps with range of motion, building core strength, coordination, and memory.
Conner Lundius has been a dancer since the age of 5 and danced her way through both high school and college. In 2015, two weeks after graduating college, she was involved in a car accident, leaving her with life-threatening internal injuries and multiple spinal fractures. Discovering the Rollettes after her injury was a defining moment, and cultivated a feeling in her that she could once again dance her way through life.
To enroll, please call 724-283-0990.
Fall Prevention: Considerations for Patients with Intellectual Disability
Presenter: Cassandra Holder, DPT
Physical Therapist, Penn-Ohio Rehabilitation
October 25, 2022
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
This course will provide education on common risk factors causing falls in a variety of populations and how to screen for falls risk. Evidence-based intervention strategies will be provided with details on what you can do to prevent future falls and injury.
Cassandra Holder is a Physical Therapist at Penn Ohio Rehabilitation where she has been for over two years. She graduated with her BS in both Biology and Health Science from Duquesne University before beginning graduate school and obtaining her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Since she has graduated, she has been working in the outpatient clinical setting focusing on orthopedics, vestibular, and balance training.
To enroll, click here.
Presenter: Shawn McGill, MSW, LSW
Founder & CEO, Shawn McGill MSW Consulting
November 2, 2022
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
This training aids parents and professionals who are supporting people with disabilities to address sexuality in a healthy, safe, and useful way rather than dismiss or ignore it. Simple strategies and skills, as well as more complex and advanced strategies and skills, can be taught in order to support a person to wade through sexual feelings, build relationships, and navigate dating.
Shawn McGill holds a certification in Quality Management, Counseling, Gerontology, and is a Certified Investigator under the Office of Developmental Programs. He received a BA in Psychology & Sociology from Carlow University and MSW from the University of Pittsburgh.
To enroll, click here.
HCQU Staff presented WEBINARS/TRAININGS
During this in-person, hands-on training, participants will gain knowledge of the diabetes disease process, complications that occur, and the American Association of Diabetic Educators (AADE7tm) management. In addition, this training will have hands-on instruction from a Certified Diabetic Educator (CDE) on insulin injections. Participants will gain valuable knowledge and tools to assist someone with diabetes including: the importance of preventing hyperglycemia (high blood sugar), skin and foot care, lifestyle changes, and potential complications of poorly managed diabetes. This training discusses medication, lifestyle approaches that assist in attempting to prevent hyperglycemia, and the importance of folllowing physician orders/recommendations. This training covers the signs and symptoms of low blood sugar and treatment options, including preferred treatments from the American Diabetic Association. This training will take place at Milestone HCQU West (MHW) - 1777 North Main Street Ext., Butler, PA. **This training is limited to 4 participants. All attendees must wear a mask and follow the MHW COVID-19 guidelines.**
|October 6||10 a.m. - Noon||November 3||10 a.m. - Noon|
|December 1||10 a.m. - Noon|
Diabetic/Insulin Recertification Class
Has your Diabetic/Insulin certification expired or nearing expiration? If so, then you will want to take this interactive, recertification webinar. During this webinar participants will gain knowledge of the diabetes disease process, complications that occur with diabetes, and the American Association of Diabetic Educators (AADE7tm) management. In addition, this webinar will have instruction from a Certified Diabetic Educator (CDE) on insulin injections. Participants will gain valuable knowledge and tools to assist someone with diabetes including: importance of preventing hyperglycemia (high blood sugar), skin and foot care, lifestyle changes, and potential complications of poorly managed diabetes. This webinar discusses medication, lifestyle approaches that assist in attempting to prevent hyperglycemia, and the importance of following physician orders/recommendations. This training covers the signs and symptoms of low blood sugar and treatment options, including preferred treatments from the American Diabetic Association. **In order to take this webinar you will need a computer, webcam, and speakers, as well as complete the prerequisites. This webinar is scheduled for 2 hours; however, it may take less time depending on the the interaction between instructor and attendees. Each class is limited to 4 participants.**
|October 20||10 a.m. - Noon||November 17||10 a.m. - Noon|
|December 15||10 a.m. - Noon|
JEOPARDY! The Fatal Five Edition
Think you know the Fatal Five? Join other players and test your knowledge on the five top health concerns that are the leading causes of often PREVENTABLE death in people with intellectual disabilities. This interactive training game follows the classic rules and all the fun of America's favorite quiz show with rounds for JEOPARDY!, Double JEOPARDY!, and Final JEOPARDY! Plus "Daily Doubles". JEOPARDY! The Fatal Five Edition will be given once a month. Grab an early lunch and join in on the fun, all while you are still learning! **Active participation is required. Individual players only. No groups please.**
|October 7||11 a.m. - Noon||November 4||11 a.m. - Noon|
|December 2||11 a.m. - Noon|
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