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Training Schedules and Registration


Class descriptions and registration for April, May, June 2016


Critical Incident Reporting Policy and Centralized Reporting Webinar:
Provider agencies choose staff to attend the webinar, and then train additional staff at their own agency. All learning materials are available to participants on the SDS Training Resources Page, to use for this purpose.

Training is ONLY offered by webinar:
    • Critical Incident Reporting Policy and Centralized Reporting
      WEBINAR 2:00-3:00 pm, April 7, 2016 -- CLICK to REGISTER --
    • Critical Incident Reporting Policy and Centralized Reporting
      WEBINAR 2:00-3:00 pm, May 6, -- CLICK to REGISTER --
    • Critical Incident Reporting Policy and Centralized Reporting
      WEBINAR 2:00-3:00 pm, June 21, 2016 -- CLICK to REGISTER --


NEW REQUIREMENT FOR COMPLETING REQUIRED CARE COORDINATION TRAINING
STARTING APRIL 2016!

Starting in April 2016, Basic Concepts of Care Coordination is required before taking Beginning Care Coordination with SDS or requesting the self-paced Beginning Care Coordination training. Basic Concepts of Care Coordination is presented by The Alaska Training Cooperative.

***Please note: Currently certified care coordinators may choose to take this new class, however, completing Basic Concepts of Care Coordination alone will not qualify as required training to apply for recertification.

After April 1, 2016, in order to receive credit for completing required training to apply for your first certification, applicants will have to successfully complete Basic Concepts of Care Coordination prior to registering for the Beginning Care Coordination class or self-paced training. Both trainings must be completed with passing scores prior to application for certification with SDS. 


Basic Concepts of Care Coordination: Learn about the role care coordinators have in helping people with disabilities access services. Topics include but are not limited to: the care coordinator’s role, ethics, how to serve people with disabilities, advocacy, and the skills of interaction with the people you serve and families. Class size is limited to 20.

Training is offered in a classroom & by webinar:

    Location: Center for Human Development, 2702 Gambell St. Suite 103, Anchorage, AK.
    Instructor: Kimber Jackson, Instructor, Alaska Training Cooperative.

    There is a fee for this class. Contact kimber@alaskachd.org for more information.


Beginning Care Coordination: recipient; for the prospective or new care coordinator. Topics include: Service principles; HCB waiver processes; Eligibility; Care Coordinator Responsibilities; Creating a Person Centered Plan; Certification and enrollment; Reporting; and Interfacing with SDS supports.

Training is offered in a classroom in Anchorage, by webinar, or through self-study & exam:
    • Classroom Beginning Care Coordination: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm April 20, 21 & 22, 2016
      550 W 8th Ave Room 143- ANCHORAGE, AK -- CLICK to REGISTER --
    • Webinar Beginning Care Coordination -6 sessions: June 8 & 9, 15 & 16, 22 & 23 9:00am to Noon
      -- CLICK to REGISTER --
    • Beginning Care Coordination: Self-Study, anytime training. Request a self-paced study module, complete the curriculum and exam within the current month. -- REQUEST SELF-PACED --


Applied Care Coordination: More information for care coordinators who are currently certified with Senior and Disabilities Services. This class meets the requirement for re-certification. Topics may include: SDS Process of renewing a Plan of Care, amending a Plan of Care, considerations for requesting combinations of services, documentation of medical and functional eligibility, ethics and boundaries or care coordination and requirements and best practices for each section of the Plan of Care

Training is offered in a webinar series:

    • May 4 & 5, May 11 & 12, 2016- MUST ATTEND ALL 4 SESSIONS
      WEBINAR 9:00 am- 12:00 noon each session -- CLICK to REGISTER --


PCS (Personal Care Services) Agency Orientation: The basic requirements to apply for certification as a PCS provider agency or agency administrator. REQUIRED to apply for certification as a PCS Agency. Topics may include: Service principles; Person Centered Service; Certification; Agency Based PCA vs. Consumer Directed PCA services; Application, Assessment & Renewal; Non-covered Services; Responsibilities as a provider; PCA in combination HCB Waiver.

    Training is offered in a webinar: 9:00 am- 12:00 noon, May 23, 2016. This training is currently available to certified administrators only. Please email us hss.dsdstraining@alaska.gov to request
    the link to register.


SDS Intro to Provider Certification: Basic information about getting certified to provide services through SDS Home and Community Based Waiver and Personal Care Assistance programs. For new applicants and those who have not yet applied for certification. Topics may include: Certification; The Home and Community Based Wavier, Personal Care Services, related regulations, requirements, and how to apply.

Training is offered in a webinar:


SDS Training - Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Settings Self - Assessment Survey
Join SDS staff for a training about the Settings rules, the self - assessment survey, and what Program Administrators need to know and do. This training is for Administrators or those applying to administrate: Supported Employment, Residential Habilitation: Group home, Residential Habilitation: Family Home Habilitation, Residential Habilitation: Supported Living, Congregate Meals, Adult Day Services, Day Habilitation, and Residential Supported Living.
SDS has been working with CMS and providers on a Transition Plan to bring Alaska into settings compliance since 2014. CMS requires all states to comply with new settings rules per 42 CFR 441.301(c)(4)-(5). The purpose of these changes is to make sure that states use Home and Community Based funding for programs that truly work to integrate Alaskans with disabilities and/or who are frail elders into the community at every opportunity. States have until March, 2019, to work with providers to achieve full compliance with the settings rules.

Training is offered in a webinar:

    • HCBS Program Administrator Training: HCBS Settings Self – Assessment Survey
      WEBINAR 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon, April 25, 2016 -- CLICK to REGISTER --
    • HCBS Program Administrator Training: HCBS Settings Self – Assessment Survey
      WEBINAR 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon, June 27, 2016 -- CLICK TO REGISTER --


Contact the Training Staff:
Kara Thrasher-Livingston, Training Specialist II  Kara.Thrasher-Livingston@alaska.gov
Cina Fisher, Training Specialist I  Cina.Fisher@alaska.gov

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