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Community Education Programs

Easterseals Northern Ohio offers training and education to families, caregivers, professionals, and general audiences on a variety of topics.  To schedule a presentation for your group or organization, contact Kaitlyn Walters at kwalters@eastersealsnoh.com or call 1.800.589.6834.

Caring for the Caregiver - 1 Hour Presentation - CEUs available

Review the challenges of caregiving and common concerns.  Discuss ways to alleviate caregiver stress and effective coping skills.  This program also reviews care options and resources to pay for care.

Dementia 101 - 1 Hour Presentation - CEUs available

A review of dementia and related diseases.  Best practices for seeking care and interventions for families and caregivers.  This program will also review symptoms, causes and treatments.

Matter of Balance - 8 Week Course - 2 Hours a Week

This is an award-winning group program that emphasizes practical strategies to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels.  Participants meet in small groups in community settings once a week for eight weeks.  They learn to view falls as controllable, set realistic goals, change their environment to reduce risk factors and exercise to increase strength and balance.  Though group discussion, problem-solving activities, assertiveness training, exercise and skill building, participants are empowered to take simple steps to become more active without the fear of falling.

Navigating Ohio's Long Term Services & Supports System - 1 Hour Presentation - CEUs available

This program reviews the different types of services available in Ohio for individuals who need long term support in the community.  The program reviews funding sources and eligibility for each of the services as well as multiple ways to access services and supports.

Youth Mental Health First Aid - 8 Hour Course

Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.  This 8-hour training gives adults who work with youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to adolescents (ages 12-18) who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.

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