According to state law, some professions are required to report instances of suspected child abuse, including physicians, hospital or medical personnel, counselors, nurses, child welfare agency personnel, school officials, etc.This interactive session, led by Anna Curtis of Prevent Child Abuse Georgia, will provide professionals with an overview of Georgia’s mandated reporting requirements as well as an update on changes in the law.
"Culture change" is the common name given to the national movement for the transformation of older adult services, and is based on person-directed values and practices where the voices of elders and those working with them are considered and respected. Rose Marie Fagan of the Pioneer Network will discuss the emergence of the cultural change movement and provide attendees with information about the unique and ongoing process of turning cultural change transformations into daily practice.
This program addresses key issues that are important to consider in the care of Veterans in palliative care. These issues are not unique to Veterans, but may be found in other populations as well. However, the presenter has expertise in the recognition and management of these conditions will address the specific needs of Veterans.
This program is designed to address the specific information and knowledge necessary to provide quality care for seriously ill children and their families. Currently in Georgia there is a grass-roots effort to increase the quality and accessibility to palliative care services by children. Join us as we discover what is being done at this time and how we can all work together to care for these children.
Karen Nichols, Executive Director at The Cascades Verdae, will discuss how cultural change in long-term care can help you address the helplessness, loneliness, and boredom faced by seniors, how you can you help those in your care adjust to "those strangers" taking care of them, and what longevity research says about long-term care and its impact.
The transition into long-term or elderly care can be a daunting one, both for the individual and the family caregiver. Keys to the success of creating "home" is the deinstitutionalization of care, the implementation of person centered practices, and keeping those in your care from feeling "homeless". The Cultural Change Network's Co-Founder and & Coordinator Kim McRae leads this session on improving and transforming quality of life for older Georgians in all settings where aging services are delivered.