Keys to successful development efforts include a compelling case for support, strong volunteer and staff leadership, and an effective, realistic plan. Topics of discussion will include planning and preparation, applying the appropriate fundraising strategies, using the right solicitation methodologies, defining the types and roles of volunteers and staff, effectively engaging volunteers and donors, and managing expectations – all while dealing with an uncertain economy.
This course will assist participants in recognizing, identifying, and treating depression in people with diabetes. An overview of recommended strategies and tools is provided. Resources for further reading are also provided. This course is excellent choices for practitioners who have an interest in aiding people with diabetes achieve positive outcomes.
This session will discuss the mental, psychological, physiological, and social precursors to CVD and relate excessive stress to the development of CVD. It will discuss how rest is the opposite of stress and associate accessing deeper levels of rest through CRM with stress reduction. Finally, it will discuss how individuals can consciously rest to decrease stress and improve CVD outcomes.
Dr. Melinda Greenfield of Albany Dermatology Clinic, P.A. will present R.A.Y.S. - Raising Awareness about Your Skin during this unique, web-based program. Participants need not go further than the comfort of their own computers to hear Dr. Greenfield speak about skin cancer and sun safety.
Numerous soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan often present signs of traumatic brain injury and/or post traumatic stress disorder. The PTSD "triggers" of re-experiencing, avoidance and arousal can be especially debilitating, and often don't respond to talk therapy or anger management because the real problem is a reactive nervous system. Many traumas are buried deep in a person's psyche, leaving a person with no direct knowledge of how they are being affected.