Improved Wellness Through Collaboration

Health Care’s Blind Side – Exploring Solutions to Address Social Needs

Webinar: Health Care’s Blind Side – Exploring Solutions to Address Social Needs

Thursday, April 5, 2012 – 1:30-2:30 PM Eastern


The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) invites you to participate in a national discussion with prominent health care leaders. This webinar will explore possibilities for health care professionals to connect patients to needed resources in the community that can improve their health. It also will begin to address the business case for physicians, clinics, and hospitals to make social resource connections an integral part of health care delivery.


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FREE Workshop


 PCM. 1 day.4.12 (Flier)

 Tuesday April 17, 2012

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Mt. Vernon DDD office

Instructor – Joe Hutchings


This 1-day Positive Crisis Management training is designed to increase safety both for human service professionals and for the people with developmental disabilities whom they support.  This workshop focuses on the concept of positive behavior support and how to implement those principles every day.  Participants will learn how to recognize and prevent agitation as well as how to respond effectively to reduce the likelihood of escalation towards physical aggression.  Topics include:

·        Causes of Aggression
·        Preventing Aggression through Positive Behavior Support
·        Preventing Staff Burn-Out
  • The Four Crisis Phases and Appropriate Staff Responses
  • Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication Style
  • Redirecting Irrational Behavior
  • Resolving the Crisis

Lunch is on your own or brown bag it.


Please note:  Due to budget constraints, we do not offer snacks or beverages.

Location: DDD Mt. Vernon Office – 900 E. College Way, Suite 110, Mt. Vernon, WA 98273

Phone:  360-416-7261

Registration:  Contact Kristin Ihrig by e-mail or phone (425) 339-4828.  Give the title of the workshop, your name, agency, phone number, and number of people in your party.

Directions to the Mt. Vernon DDD office:

Directions to Mt. Vernon DDD