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Trainings listed as TTC Sponsored meet these criteria:

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    • Clear and concise learning outcomes are identified,
    • Pre and post test offered,
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Teamwork on the Fly - How to master the new art of teaming

The first in the TTC Leadership & Supervision Learning Networks 2014 series.

Dates/Times: February 26, 2014, 11:45 am - 1 pm
Contact: Lisa Cauble - 907 264-6276 -

Your Brain at Work - at a new approach to neuroscience can teach us about management

The second in the TTC Leadership & Supervision Learning Networks 2014 series.

Dates/Times: March 26, 2014, 11:45 am - 1 pm
Contact: Lisa Cauble - 907 264-6276 -

Connect, Then Lead - To exert influence, you must balance competence with warmth

The third in the TTC Leadership & Supervision Learning Networks 2014 series.

Dates/Times: April 23, 2014, 11:45 am - 1 pm
Contact: Lisa Cauble - 907 264-6276 -

Body Language

The final session in the TTC Leadership & Supervision Learning Networks 2014 series.

Dates/Times: May 28 to May 28, 2014, 11:45 am - 1 pm
Contact: Lisa Cauble - 907 264-6276 -

AK Gatekeepers with a QPR Approach - UAF PSY F485

The Alaska Gatekeeper Training uses the QPR method as its core training. QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer, an emergency mental health intervention for suicidal persons.

Dates/Times: February 18, 2015, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
City: Fairbanks
Contact: Sarah McConnell - 907-456-4215 -

Managing Change: Basic Financial Literacy for Workers with Diversity

Basic Financial Literacy course for employment participants, families and providers. The class covers basic banking, credit, savings, and budgeting strategies.

Dates/Times: March 30 to March 30, 2015, 9:00 - 10:00 AM
City: Distance Delivered
Contact: Roger Shelley - 406-445-9168 -

Basic C: Innovative Employment Development & Supports

Learn innovative strategies for matching people and employment.

Dates/Times: March 31 to April 2, 2015, 9:00 - 11:00 am
City: Anchorage & Distance Delivered
Contact: Roger Shelley - 406-445-9168 -

Alaskan Core Competencies Categories 9 & 10 - Jasmin Smith

This training will cover Alaskan Core Competencies nine: Behaving Professionally and Ethically and ten: Developing Professionally.

Dates/Times: April 1, 2015, 1PM - 4PM
City: Anchorage
Contact: Jasmin Smith - 907-230-4968 -

Self-Employment 1

Learn the basics of self-employment: Why people go into self-employment, Successful self-employment, and some tools for self-employment development.

Dates/Times: April 3, 2015, 9:00 - 11:00 AM
City: Anchorage & Distance Delivered
Contact: Roger Shelley - 406-445-9168 -

PASS Basics

Being able to write a PASS plan with a person or family may make all the difference by supplying needed resources for employment success, including training, transportation, tools, equipment, work clothes, etc.

Dates/Times: April 7, 2015, 9 AM-11 AM
City: Distance Delivered
Contact: Roger Shelley - 406-445-9168 -

Self-Employment 2

Writing a business plan is necessary to receive funding for your self-employment goal. In this session, learn the fundamentals and write a plan that can receive funding.

Dates/Times: April 9, 2015, 9:00 - 11:00 AM
City: Distance Delivered
Contact: Roger Shelley - 406-445-9168 -

National Certificate in Employment Services

The Certificate in Employment Services (CES) concentrates on practical employment strategies for people with disabilities, and provides an overview of significant disabilities; practical strategies for career development, job development, and job support; and rehabilitation issues/ current trends.

Dates/Times: April 14 to April 15, 2015 (followed by four weeks of online instruction April 19 through May 16)
City: Anchorage
Contact: Laurie Ford - (888) 377-0100 -

21st Century Talent Spotting: Why potential now trumps brains, experience, and “competencies”

The third session in the TTC Leadership & Supervision Learning Networks 2015 series.

Dates/Times: April 21, 2015, 11:45 am - 1 pm
Contact: Kimber Jackson - 907-264-6233 -

Financial & Work Incentive Navigator Training (Tier 1*)

Practical information and tools needed to address basic questions and concerns people with disabilities have about working and benefits.

Dates/Times: April 28, 2015 (live teleconference at 9am-10am), web-based lessons through May 29, 2015
Contact: Larrisa Cummings - 907-529-4828 -

Clinical Competencies for Treatment of Suicide Risk

Dr. Julie Rickard, Clinical Psychologist and master faculty of the QPR Institute will lead this training. The purpose of this presentation is to develop a better understanding of how suicidal patients present, learn the cultural perspectives of suicide, how best to assess suicidal patients while avoiding malpractice, and an improved comfort while dealing with suicidal patients for the clinicians. CE's approved by LPC Board and ACBHC, pending Cross Cultural CE's from NASW-AK, meets statutory criteria for LMFT CE's.

Dates/Times: April 29, 2015, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
City: Fairbanks and Distance Delivery Sites
Contact: Sarah McConnell - 907-456-4215 -

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Training Series

TTC Supervision and Leadership Learning Networks 2013

TTC Leadership & Supervision Learning Networks 2014

TTC Supervision & Leadership Learning Networks 2015

Alaskan Core Competencies - Jasmin Smith

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Anytime Trainings

Anytime trainings are self-led, web-based or recorded trainings that you can participate in on your own schedule.

Prevention of Abuse and Neglect of Vulnerable Adults Web-based Training

Learn how to prevent abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults.
Recognize cultural aspects of vulnerable adults' needs.
Identify risks factors for abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults.
Self-paced, web-based training.

ATBI Case Management - Recorded Training

This training covers the basic information that will benefit case managers in how to effectively work with individuals experiencing ATBI (Acquired & Traumatic Brain Injury). This is a self-paced online training. (This training is approved by SDS as one of the criteria for eligibility as a renderer of Medicaid-funded ATBI Targeted Case Management).

Addressing Obesity and Chronic Illness among People with Mental Illnesses: What Works?

Target Audience: Integrated healthcare providers; health educators; others interested in wellness approaches for people with serious mental illnesses

Webinar Objectives: Learn about the existing research on nutrition and fitness interventions for people with serious mental illness who are overweight. Gain insight into the characteristics of interventions with proven success. Hear recommendations for integrating effective health promotion interventions to improve the health outcomes of this vulnerable population. Ask questions and participate in dialogue on health promotion strategies Speaker: Stephen Bartels, MD, MS
**Space is limited

Integration Models: Lessons From the Behavioral Health Field

This training will be beneficial if your organization is interested in pursuing integrated primary care and behavioral healthcare services.

Behavioral Health Homes: The Core Clinical Features (Archived)

Becoming a health home requires multiple changes in practice, in workflow, in billing operations, and other practical areas. Behavioral health providers can anticipate that these changes will be difficult and that they will face multiple barriers when trying to implement the necessary changes to become a behavioral health home.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Identify common CAM modalities used by elderly patients; Identify common adverse effects of CAM modalities and important interactions between CAM modalities and commonly prescribed medications; Discuss why elderly patients choose CAM modalities and which CAM modalities may be beneficial (and the evidence supporting their use)


Describe the epidemiology, clinical presentation, and outcomes of delirium in the elderly; Explain how to evaluate the delirious patient and discuss treatment approaches; Discuss treatment approaches for delirium.


Describe the difference between medical and psychological problems caused by dementia; Characterize basic types of dementia (Alzheimer’s, vascular, Lewy body, frontotemporal); Organize a workup for patients presenting with memory problems.

Preventing Elder Investment Fraud

List key factors that increase an older person’s vulnerability to elder investment fraud and financial exploitation; Describe common financial exploitation schemes and practices; Describe when to and where to refer patients deemed high risk for appropriate sources for assistance.

Heart Failure

By the end of this lecture, you should be able to:</p> <ul> <li>Differentiate the pathophysiology of diastolic vs. systolic heart failure.</li> <li>Describe the impact of co-morbidities on heart failure in older adults.</li> </ul>


Discuss the emerging epidemiologic trends in HIV; Identify the unique clinical aspects of HIV in older patients.

Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

Describe the developmental disability population in terms of its diversity in areas of cognition, function, and health; Apply principals of inclusion and self-determination to health encounters for older adults with DD; Identify resources in the community and on-line that can be utilized to improve health care for older adults with DD.

Older Adults who are Low-Income & Homeless

Identify the growing rates of homelessness, hunger and poverty among older adults; Describe the types of needs faced by older adults who are homeless: Suggest practice, programmatic and policy interventions for working effectively with older adults who are homeless.

Pressure Ulcers

Describe how to stage pressure ulcers; Discuss the evidence for pressure ulcer prevention.

Skin Lesions

Identify concerning skin lesions in the aging adult; Describe the best treatment methods for different types of skin cancer; Describe how to identify and reassure patients with benign skin lesions.

African Americans at End of Life

Uncover the underlying issues (such as medical mistrust) for the under-utilization of hospice care by African Americans; Reduce the barriers to effective communication; Enhance interdisciplinary team building.

Arthritis Treatment

Recognize common signs and symptoms of common forms of arthritis; Describe the treatment approaches to arthritis; Discuss the role of the health care team in treating people with arthritis.

Asian American Health

Describe some changing demographics of older Asian Americans; Identify some health disparities in older Asian Americans; List some cultural practices affecting care of Asian Americans.

Behavioral Disturbances in Dementia

Describe physical changes, mood, and behavior problems commonly associated with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias; Identify the major triggers of problem behaviors in persons with dementia; Discuss alternative problem-solving strategies for preventing or decreasing these problem behaviors.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Discuss the pathophysiology of BPH; Identify clinical presentations of BPH; Identify interventions for the treatment of BPH.

Bipolar Disorder

Discuss the diagnostic criteria used to differentiate bipolar disorder and common medical conditions with similar presentation; Describe the indications for and the major side-effects of mood stabilizers used in the treatment of bipolar disorder; Identify the indications and side-effects of additional pharmacotherapeutic agents that are used in bipolar disorder.

Caregiving for Dementia Patients

Identify changes in mood and health experienced by dementia caregivers; Describe major triggers and consequences of problem behaviors in persons with dementia and identify long term intervention strategies; Describe the primary evidence based intervention strategies that have been used to enhance resilience in dementia caregivers.

Complementary & Alternative Modalities

Discuss the reasons behind the increasing use of CAM by older adults; Identify at least 3 complementary and alternative modalities utilized by older adults; List resources of the evidence base for 3 CAM modalities recommended for older adults.

COPD: Management of Dyspnea

Describe the mechanisms of dyspnea in COPD.Identify non pharmacological therapies for dyspnea management; Identify potential use of information and communication technologies for symptom management.

Dementia: End of Life Symptom Management

Identify the impact on the patient of transitioning from one healthcare system to another; Describe what is effective patient transitioning from one healthcare system to another; Describe what the likely points of breakdown are in effective patient transitioning.


Describe various manifestations of depression in older adults; Differentiate depression from other forms of psychopathology; Discuss evidence-based pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments for depression.

Diabetes Mellitus

Describe the influence of aging on diabetes; Describe the effectiveness of increasing activity levels in type 2 diabetes and helpful strategies for meal planning to improve diabetes control; Identify 3 medications for treatment of type 2 diabetes in elderly patients and key considerations for use of those medications

Elder Mistreatment

Discuss the nature and scope of elder mistreatment in the U.S; List types of elder mistreatment and signs of possible elder mistreatment by type; Describe risk factors for elder mistreatment.

Falls Prevention: A Nursing Perspective

Identify individual risk factors for falls; Describe environmental modifications that decrease fall risk; Discuss effective strategies for decreasing fall risk.

Falls Prevention: A Primary Care Perspective

Discuss falls and their significance; Describe causes of falls and fall injuries; Describe ways to prevent falls.

Family Issues and Aging

Define four roles, rules, and secrets in the family which affect caregiving; Explain how physical and social changes lead to distress in the family; Name five way for professionals to assist families in dealing with late life concerns.

Functional Assessment

Explain the difference between activities of daily living, instrumental activities of daily living, and physical performance; Identify at least one way that ADLs, IADLs, and physical performance can be assessed and whether the assessments are subjective or objective; Describe risk factors for functional decline in older adults.

Gastrointestinal Health

Identify major gastrointestinal dysfunctions in older adults; Describe appropriate behaviors that can help ensure gastrointestinal health in older adults.

Grief and Loss

Discuss the difference between normal and unresolved grief; Define "disenfranchised" grief and how it affects older adults; Identify five strategies for helping the healing process in loss and grief.

Health Habits: 7 Habits of Healthy Livingq

Identify the scientific evidence relating seven specific health behaviors to reduction in risks of heart disease, diabetes, breast cancer, colo-rectal cancer, osteoporosis/hip fracture, osteoarthritis, and depression; Discuss community health promotion programs that can be used to encourage older women (and men) to make specific behavioral changes to reduce their risks of these diseases (Objective #1); Identify community resources that may be sueful in developing health promotion programs.

Health Issues in LGBT Aging Community

Discuss appropriate terminology while referring to, communicating with, and working with LGBT individuals; Identify mechanisms that explain disparities among the LGBT communities; Describe the variety of health concerns affecting the LGBT community.

Health Literacy

Discuss the concept of health literacy in the United States geriatric population; Identify strategies to assess health literacy of older adults; Describe methods to amend verbal and written communication that will maximize health literacy in the elderly.

Hearing Loss

Discuss the psychosocial implications of hearing loss; Identify the differences of conductive hearing loss and sensori-neural hearing loss; Describe rehabilitation approaches for age-related hearing loss.


Describe the impact and effective treatment of hypertension in older adults; Describe how the control of blood pressure improves outcome; Identify strategies to improve blood pressure management and outcome.

Latino Health

Discuss health care issues specific to Latino older adults; Describe culturally appropriate practices to be used with Latino elders; Identify potential barriers to care of Latino elders.

Medication Use in Older Adults

List the major pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic changes with aging that impact medication selection and dosing; Identify medication-related risks for a particular case patient; Suggest three strategies for minimizing drug-related problems in older adults.


Describe the key components of nutrition for geriatric health; Identify the essential elements of nutrition assessments in older adults; Discuss the role of nutrition in the health of an elderly person.

Oral Health Care

Identify the oral health needs of older adults: Explain barriers to providing dental care for frail elders; Discuss strategies for training long-term care staff in daily oral health maintenance of frail elders.


Evaluate older patients with height loss of back pain and will know how to treat those who have a vertebral fracture; Test for secondary causes of osteoporosis, including Vitamin D deficiency, before initiating prescription medications; Choose the most appropriate medications for patients with osteoporosis; Encourage underweight patients to gain weight.

Pain Management

Identify three sources of pain in older adults; Describe two methods of assessment used with older adults; Discuss three treatment modalities for managing pain in older adults.

Palliative Care

Define palliative and hospice care; Discuss the principles of palliative and hospice care; Identify when to ask for palliative and hospice care.

Parkinson's Disease

Explain the epidemiology and pathology of Parkinson's Disease; Discuss the non-motor and motor symptoms and diagnostic criteria for Parkinson's Disease; Discuss medical and surgical treatment options for Parkinson's Disease.

Physical Activity: The Get Up and Go Gene

Describe facilitators and barriers to physical activity in older adults who are from various ethnicities; Identify proven strategies to enhance physical activity in older adults; Describe benefits of physical activity to older adults.

Preventive Health Care

Describe how the U.S.Preventive Services Task Force assesses evidence regarding the benefits and harms of screening and counseling; Describe selected recommendations from the USPSTF appropriate for older adults.


Identify the major differential diagnosis for psychosis in older adults; Develop an initial treatment plan targeting psychotic symptoms in older adults; Identify when expertise from a geriatric or mental health practitioner could be useful


Identify the importance of addressing sexuality in an aged population; List common etiologies of sexual dysfunction in older adults; Identify barriers to addressing sexual health in older adults


Describe the epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, and complications of herpes zoster infection (shingles); Discuss the treatment and prevention of shingles.

Sleep Disorders

Describe the normal changes in sleep and circadian rhythms that occur with aging; Describe the most common sleep disorders seen in older adults; Describe the appropriate treatments for these common sleep disorders.

Stress Management

Identify traits of people who manage stress well; Identify sources and symptoms of personal stress; Describe immediate and long term interventions for stress management.


Describe risk factors for stroke; Describe the primary care evaluation of stroke risk; Describe preventative approaches for stroke.

Thyroid Dysfunction

Describe the presentation and management of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism in older adults; Describe the presentation and management of thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer in older adults.

Urinary Incontinence

Describe the pathophysiology of urinary incontinence; Discuss the appropriate work-up of older patients with urinary incontinence in the primary care setting; Identify several treatment options available for both stress and urge incontinence.

Vision Loss

Discuss the impact of normal changes of aging on vision; Describe the influence of systemic diseases on ocular health; Identify the influence of common systemic medications on the eyes.

Vitamins and Supplements

Evaluate the epidemiology of vitamin and trace mineral deficiencies in the geriatric population; Assess the approaches towards screening and identify vitamin and micronutrient deficiencies in the geriatric population; Discuss the optimal micronutrient regimens and monitoring plans in the geriatric population.

Serving Our Veterans: Behavioral Health Certificate

The curriculum is created especially for civilian behavioral health and primary care providers, and uses real-world case scenarios in training to understand military culture and values in order to provide the most high quality, appropriate, and sensitive care possible.

Compliance and Ethics 101

Compliance and Ethics 101 is a computer-based training which includes an interactive video presentation and a supplemental handbook.

Anger Reduction and Stress Management Web-based Training

A web-based training focusing on learning skills and tools to resolve Anger and Stress in your life and at work.

Ethics and Boundaries Web-based Training

Ethics and Boundaries for the direct service provider.

Mental Health Basics Web-Based Training

Four hour training with focus on basic information about mental illness, medications, symptoms, behaviors & ALH staff responsibilities to residents.

Work + Home + Community + Self (recorded session)

The first session in the TTC Leadership & Supervision Learning Networks 2015 series.

IDEO’s Culture of Helping (recorded session)

The second session in the TTC Leadership & Supervision Learning Networks 2015 series.

Discovering Your Authentic Leadership (Archived)

This Learning Network will offer some great ideas for how to utilize the authentic leadership skills that are built in the genetic DNA of our being.

Cultural Change That Sticks - Start With What’s Already Working

The second in the 2013 Supervision and Leadership Learning Network series.

Getting Control of Big Data: How vast new streams of information are changing the art of management

The third in the 2013 Supervision and Leadership Learning Network series.

How Managers Become Leaders

The final session in the 2013 Supervision and Leadership Learning Network series.

Organizations and Developing Culturally Competent Parent Support Groups (Archived)

This webinar will present best practices on developing culturally and linguistically competent support groups and utilizing support groups in research. Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities will highlight two of its projects: Hispanic Parent Support Group and Parent Stress Intervention Research Project.

Affordable Care Act Implementation: What Happens Next? (Archived)

Do you still have questions about what the Affordable Care Act means for people with disabilities? Open enrollment starts October 1, and health coverage starts January 1, so join this timely webinar to learn about the current status of ACA implementation and some key details important for people with disabilities, families and professionals.

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Reducing Recidivism through Successful Reentry

This 10th annual conference is for community providers currently working with (or would like to serve) offenders who experience cognitive impairments

Dates/Times: March 31 to April 1, 2015, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
City: Anchorage
Contact: Christine King - 907-264-6241 -

2015 Full Lives Conference for Direct Support Professionals - Unity through Resiliency

National and Alaskan experts on key issues that affect direct service staff and the people they support. Presentations are provided on a wide variety of topics, allowing attendees to choose sessions based on their personal and professional interests.

Dates/Times: April 16 to April 17, 2015, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
City: Anchorage
Contact: Raelynn Smith - 907-264-6244 -

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2702 Gambell Street, Suite #103 • Anchorage, AK 99503
907-272-8270 or Toll-free outside of Anchorage 1-800-243-2199

Funding: Grant funded by the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority
through the University of Alaska Anchorage Center for Human Development

UAA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution.