8th Annual Geriatric Conference @ Embassy Suites by Hilton San Antonio
Jun 7 – Jun 8 all-day

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  1. Differentiate the physiology and inter-professional care among chronic geriatric illnesses and normal aging
  2. Demonstrate skills specific to the health promotion and safety of geriatric clients
  3. Examine advance care planning as a strategy to address moral distress
  4. Discuss assessment of elder abuse and evidence-based interventions
Key Strategies for Optimizing Hospice Revenue
Jun 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Dining with Dementia: Techniques to Bring Joy to the Table @ Kahala Nui, Diamond Head Room
Jun 8 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm


The trainer, Dorothy Colby, is a Certified Positive Approach to Dementia Care (TM) Trainer and national mentor, with more than 20 years of professional and personal experience caring for people with dementia. She is Administrator for Hale Ku’ike Memory Care Home in Nu’uanu, where she also trains staff. Positive Approach to Care (TM) seminars, developed by occupational therapist Teepa Snow, provide essential information for families and care partners on how to have a positive and meaningful relationship with loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia throughout their journey.

Refreshments will be provided.

Please arrive 15 minutes early to park and register.

Detailed parking instructions will be sent to registrants prior to workshops.

For questions about these workshops, contact Jody Mishan: or (808) 295-2624.

2018 Deep Dive into Compliance Details Series 1 of 2: Policy, Standards of Conduct, Program Administration, Training & More
Jun 14 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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This webinar will examine the first three elements of an effective compliance program:

  • Written policies, procedures, and standards of conduct
  • Compliance program administration by the compliance officer and compliance committee
  • Effective training and education

Learn each element’s components, how to measure effectiveness, and tips for reviewing commonly overlooked areas. Are your policies, procedures, and standards of conduct written at an appropriate education level? What is legal counsel’s role in compliance? Does the compliance committee charter support activities? What does training include? Does your organization exhibit a culture of compliance, and how can you demonstrate that? Attend this two-part series to ensure you understand the essential elements of an effective compliance program.

Mediation Skills: Peaceful Resolution and Soothing Communication Tips Webinar
Jun 15 @ 12:00 pm


Free Zoom Webinar and/or In-person training at Queens Conference Center (QCC)

Mediation is at the core of dispute resolution. By educating and helping people to resolve conflict, their quality of life is enhanced and as well as that of their family, friends, neighbors and co-workers. The Mediation Center of the Pacific, Inc. provides Hawai‘i residents with peaceful approaches to working through conflict through programs and processes that meet the unique needs of Hawai‘i’s culturally diverse population.

  1. Discuss the techniques for good negotiation and dispute resolution.
  2. Examine how to practice processes needed to advance negotiation to peaceful resolution.
  3. Share case studies of how people have negotiated and resolve conflict creatively.

Trainer is Tracey Wiltgen, JD, is the executive Director of the Mediation Center of Pacific, Inc.

2018 NASW National Conference @ Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
Jun 20 – Jun 23 all-day

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“Shaping Tomorrow Together”

The meeting of the profession will convene more than 2,000 social workers, like-minded professionals, and social work thought leaders for four days of unparalleled opportunities for professional development, continuing education, networking, and thought-provoking conversations tackling the most pressing issues facing the social work profession across the world.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2018 NASW National Conference!

2018 National School-Based Health Care Convention @ JW Marriott
Jun 24 – Jun 27 all-day
2018 Deep Dive into Compliance Details Series 2 of 2: Communication, Internal Monitoring, Disciplinary Guidelines & Corrective Actions
Jun 28 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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This session will focus on the remaining four elements of an effective compliance program:

  • Developing effective lines of communication
  • Internal monitoring and auditing
  • Enforcing standards through well-publicized disciplinary guidelines
  • Promptly responding to offenses and taking corrective action

The webinar will also address measurement options and tips for dealing with oversights. Do you have effective compliance protocols? What reporting mechanism is used and is it anonymous? Is the scope of the compliance risk assessment broad enough? Does it drive internal monitoring and auditing? What type of investigative process has been established and implemented? How are corrective action plans developed and documented? Attend this two-part series to ensure you understand the essential elements of an effective compliance program.

Best Practices for Compliant Social Media Opportunities
Jul 5 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
2018 Social Worker & Chaplain Skills Series 1 of 3: Differentiating Grief from Depression
Jul 12 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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Social workers and chaplains play a vital role in distinguishing between grief and depression.  Is the person sad because of a recent terminal diagnosis?  Are there other cognitive or behavioral manifestations to address?  Has there been an earlier diagnosis of depression?  If so, does your team know how to integrate the diagnosis into the treatment plan?  Grief and depression have different management strategies. This webinar will explain how to differentiate them, explore potential interventions by social workers and chaplains, and recommend how to include and guide team members.


  • Define and differentiate grief from depression
  • Examine and compare diagnostic criteria versus common responses to terminal illness
  • Differentiate between complex/complicated grief and depression
  • Appropriate course of treatment for grief versus depression
  • Tendency to medicalize grief and pathways around it
  • Skills/knowledge base checklist exercise
  • Follow-up exercise for teams
  • Handout with additional lecture notes
  • Extensive resource list

Don’t Miss the Other Social Worker Series Webinars!
Sign up for the 3-part series!

While this informative webinar is designed for social workers and chaplains, all hospice team members and managers will benefit from this important information.

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