Calendar

Jul
13
Fri
Triad Approaches to Helping Those Dealing with Homelessness, Substance Abuse, and Mental Illness Webinar
Jul 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Registration

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

Helping Hands Hawai‘i administers numerous programs that benefit Hawai‘i’s people especially those programs that help people who are dealing with multiple problems of homelessness, substance abuse and mental illness. Within Helping Hands Hawai‘i are several Behavioral Health Programs including a Housing First Project called Hawai‘i Pathways Project, funded through Hawai‘i Department of Health’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division (ADAD). Helping Hands Hawai‘i uses the housing first model to provide housing first, then implement wrap-around support, treatment, and life skill services that are necessary to help individuals to stabilize, improve their quality of life and maintain housing.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Examine the approaches and services use to offer housing first for homeless people in Hawai‘i.
  2. Discuss support services, treatments, and life skill services available through Helping Hands Hawai‘i and their partners to help stabilized high-risk individuals.
  3. Share resources, tips and success stories from Helping Hands Hawai‘i’s Behavioral Health Programs.

Presenter is Heather Pierucki, MA, LMHC, QMHP
Director of Behavioral Health at Helping Hands Hawai‘i

Heather Pierucki, MA, LMHC, QMHP. Heather serves as the Director of Behavioral Health overseeing the Community-Based Case Management/Community-Based Care Coordination, Hawaii Pathways Project and clinical aspects of Representative Payee Services. She is responsible for managing behavioral health contracts that directly serve the low-income and homeless communities with a focus on consumers dealing with mental illness and substance use disorders. She also provides clinical supervision to the Behavioral Health staff and participates in the agency’s Health and Wellness committee.

Heather graduated with her Masters of Arts (MA) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University in Phoenix.

Jul
16
Mon
Healthy Aging Summit
Jul 16 – Jul 17 all-day
Jul
17
Tue
Community Education & Outreach: Why Is This Critical for Your Agency?
Jul 17 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Jul
19
Thu
7th Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention
Jul 19 – Jul 24 all-day

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Jul
20
Fri
End of Life Care & Letting Go: Providing Care in the Final Stages of Dementia @ Kahala Nui, Diamond Head Room
Jul 20 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Registration

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: jmishan@hawaii.rr.com or (808) 295-2624.

Jul
26
Thu
2018 Social Worker & Chaplain Skills Series 2 of 3: Ethical Challenges in Palliative Sedation & End-of-Life Decisions
Jul 26 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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Sometimes the source of someone’s suffering is that they continue to live – also called “existential suffering.” Can you recognize existential suffering? Has your team determined how to address this dynamic? Sedation (whether palliative, controlled, total, or respite) is a process that is often uncomfortable for team members to contemplate. The conflicting mandates of controlling suffering and “do no harm” may be difficult to reconcile. This webinar will delve into the challenges and dynamics existential suffering brings, including patient/family requests that present personal, professional, and ethical struggles.

Aug
2
Thu
2018 Hospice Billing Series 1 of 3: Eligibility Requirements & Notice of Election
Aug 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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New and experienced hospice billers periodically need a review of eligibility requirements. This session will examine eligibility and Notice of Election requirements under recent regulatory time limits. It will walk through the Late Notice of Election and the exceptions process of appeal.

Aug
7
Tue
2018 Social Worker & Chaplain Skills Series 3 of 3: Ethical Challenges in Personal/Professional Boundaries, Supervision, Burnout & Self-Care
Aug 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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Maya Angelou said, “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” While this may sound simple enough, chaplains and social workers tend to become personally and emotionally vested in issues such as boundaries, self-care, and supervision, which often leads to burnout and/or compassion fatigue. Personal and professional commitment to producing specific outcomes can be the source of our own suffering when we perceive a lack of control. This webinar will discuss ways to address these challenges and feelings when they arise.

Aug
8
Wed
National Association of Local Board of Health Conference @ Marriott Raleigh Crabtree Valley
Aug 8 – Aug 10 all-day
Aug
9
Thu
Cultural Influences in End-of-Life Care: Appropriate Outreach
Aug 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am