Adult Family CAREGIVERS NETWORK MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES TRAININGS

Below are the training titles and descriptions for each Mental Health Issues AFCN training. After you have determined which trainings you are interested in ordering, select the number of tests and answer keys you will need for each. Only one answer key is needed for each training per facility. Each test includes a certificate of completion per caregiver.

 

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Volume 1, No. 8 Training & Certificate

 

Coping with Cognitive Impairments

Communicating with someone with a cognitive impairment can be difficult, but the actions described in this article will help.

Category: Mental Health Issues

0108AECV
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Volume 1, No. 8 Answer Key

0108AEAV
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Volume 1, No. 12 Training & Certificate

 

Dealing with Depression

Contrary to popular opinion, depression is NOT a normal part of aging. Rather, it is a medical condition that should be treated at any age. This article explains how to do just that.

Category: Mental Health Issues

0112AECV
$3.50
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Volume 1, No. 12 Answer Key

0112AEAV
$1.50
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Volume 2, No. 5 Training & Certificate

 

Recognizing and Managing Bipolar Disorder

The role of family and caregivers in caring for someone with bipolar is crucial. Symptoms, treatment, and medications are among the areas explained.

Category: Mental Health Issues

0205AECV
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Volume 2, No. 5 Answer Key

0205AEAV
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Volume 3, No. 4 Training & Certificate

 

Recognizing and Managing Schizophrenia

This article describes the symptoms of schizophrenia, the different types of this disorder, as well as suggestions for managing this difficult mental condition.

Category: Mental Health Issues

0304AECV
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Volume 3, No. 4 Answer Key

0304AEAV
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Volume 3, No. 7 Training & Certificate

 

No Need to Suffer in Silence: Getting Past Depression Stigmas and into Treatment

Take note of noticeable changes in a resident's behavior or moods, which could be symptoms of a mental health condition. If one is diagnosed, there is still hope, and there is help.

Category: Mental Health Issues

0307AECV
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Volume 3, No. 7 Answer Key

0307AEAV
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Volume 4, No. 4 Training & Certificate

 

Understanding & Managing Autism Spectrum Disorders

A great deal of literature is being written about children with autism – but what about adults with autism? Effective treatments and coping strategies can improve symptoms significantly.

Category: Mental Health Issues

0404AECV
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Volume 4, No. 4 Answer Key

0404AEAV
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Volume 5, No. 1 Training & Certificate

 

Strategies for Successfully Coping with Dementia

Alzheimer's and other dementia are devastating illnesses, and coping with them can be extremely challenging. However, the strategies outlined in this article should prove helpful.

Category: Mental Health Issues

0501AECV
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Volume 5, No. 1 Answer Key

0501AEAV
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Volume 5, No. 3 Training & Certificate

 

Mental Health: Keys to Detection & Accurate Diagnosis

What is the difference between mental health and mental illness? What is a mental health condition? What should caregivers do once a diagnosis is made? This article explains.

Category: Mental Health Issues

0503AECV
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Volume 5, No. 3 Answer Key

0503AEAV
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Volume 5, No. 8 Training & Certificate

 

Mental Health Matters: Better Understanding Personality Disorders

This training presents numerous suggestions and advice for caregivers seeking help for individuals suspected of having a personality disorder.

Category: Mental Health Issues

0508AECV
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Volume 5, No. 8 Answer Key

0508AEAV
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Volume 5, No. 10 Training & Certificate

 

Assisting Residents With Traumatic Brain Injury

Caregivers of residents with traumatic brain injury (TBI) must be patient, flexible, and supportive. They must accept the person for who he/she is now – not who he/she used to be.

Category: Mental Health Issues

0510AECV
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Volume 5, No. 10 Answer Key

0510AEAV
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Volume 5, No. 11 Training & Certificate

 

Better Understanding Self-Injurious Behavior

What is self-injurious behavior (SIB)? What are some signs of SIB? What do some people engage in SIB? This article explains this dangerous and addictive behavior.

Category: Mental Health Issues

0511AECV
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Volume 5, No. 11 Answer Key

0511AEAV
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Volume 6, No. 1 Training & Certificate

 

Strategies for Managing Bipolar Disorder

This training focuses on the importance of medication management, documentation, and behavior management, in assisting individuals with bipolar disorder.

Category: Mental Health Issues

0601AECV
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Volume 6, No. 1 Answer Key

0601AEAV
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Volume 6, No. 2 Training & Certificate

 

Assessing, Determining Levels of Dementia

This training explains the different levels (or stages) of Alzheimer's, and concludes with tips on communicating with an individual with dementia, and coping with aggressive behavior.

Category: Mental Health Issues

0602AECV
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Volume 6, No. 2 Answer Key

0602AEAV
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Volume 7, No. 9 Training & Certificate

 

Coping with Cerebral Palsy

Because more and more children with CP are becoming adults with CP, it's likely that an increasing number of caregivers are assisting this population. This training shows how to do just that.

Category: Mental Health Issues

0709AECV
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Volume 7, No. 9 Answer Key

0709AEAV
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Volume 8, No. 9 Training & Certificate

 

Coping with Depression

Depression is not a natural condition of old age. Caregivers are encouraged to be aware of the symptoms of depression. Support is also essential. Suggestions are presented to encourage the resident and promote exercise and other activities and interaction.

Category: Mental Health Issues

0809AECV
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Volume 8, No. 9 Answer Key

0809AEAV
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Volume 8, No. 11 Training & Certificate

 

Coping with Traumatic Brain Injury

The road to recovery following a traumatic brain injury is often long and difficult. Everyone involved in the person's care should expect the individual to experience setbacks as well as progress. This training reminds caregivers that recovering from a brain injury is more like a marathon than a sprint.

Category: Mental Health Issues

0811AECV
$3.50
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Volume 8, No. 11 Answer Key

0811AEAV
$1.50
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Volume 8, No. 12 Training & Certificate

 

Coping with Down Syndrome

In caring for someone with Down syndrome, this training shows how important it is for family members, doctors and caregivers to work together to create a plan that is specifically tailored to the individual. Everyone has different needs in terms of level of care, independence, and other factors, and it is crucial for caregivers to keep this individuality in mind.

Category: Mental Health Issues

0812AECV
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Volume 8, No. 12 Answer Key

0812AEAV
$1.50
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Volume 9, No. 8 Training & Certificate

 

Mental Disorders: Diagnoses Often Prove Challenging

In caring for a resident with a mental disorder, it is important for family members, doctors and caregivers to work together to create a treatment plan that is specifically tailored for the individual. Remember that if treatment is not sought, the resident's mental state can be expected to decline.

Category: Mental Health Issues

0908AECV
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Volume 9, No. 8 Answer Key

0908AEAV
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Volume 9, No. 12 Training & Certificate

 

Caring for the Cognitively Impaired

The term "cognitive impairment" covers a lot of territory including dementia, Down syndrome, and Cerebral palsy, to name a few. In some cases, what might be thought of as a cognitive impairment may actually be a hearing problem. However, regardless of the specific condition, structure is important because it creates a predictable environment that brings some comfort and understanding in residents' confusing world.

Category: Mental Health Issues

0912AECV
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Volume 9, No. 12 Answer Key

0912AEAV
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Volume 12, No. 11 Training & Certificate

 

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder & Relief Techniques

PTSD can happen to anyone as it revolves around any kind of traumatic event in one’s life, and caregivers need to be prepared to help residents cope with traumatic events of all kinds in their lifetime. This training highlights the victims of PTSD, the symptoms it imposes, possible treatment that is available, and strategies caregivers can use to help provide comfort and relief.

Category: Mental Health Issues

1211AECV
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Volume 12, No. 11 Answer Key

1211AEAV
$1.50
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Volume 13, No. 5 Training & Certificate

 

Vascular Dementia and Alzheimer’s

This training explains the difference between the causes of vascular dementia and Alzheimers, how to recognize the different symptoms, and how to treat them.

Category: Mental Health Issues

1305AECV
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Volume 13, No. 5 Answer Key

1305AEAV
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Volume 13, No. 2 Training & Certificate

 

Understanding the Seven Stages of Dementia

This training explains the seven stages of dementia, how to recognize them, and how to interact with a person who is experiencing each stage.

Category: Mental Health Issues

1302AECV
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Volume 13, No. 2 Answer Key

1302AEAV
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Volume 12, No. 12 Training & Certificate

 

Dementia: Causes, Signs, Early Symptoms, and Risk Factors

Memory problems, forgetfulness, confusion, and delayed thinking may not just be signs of old age. They could in fact signal a much bigger problem that is yet to come. Dementia, slowly steals a person’s ability to function leaving them unable to communicate with family and friends. This training takes a closer look at the causes, signs, early symptoms, and risk factors of Dementia, and how gaining a better understanding of the symptoms will help you before it is too late.

Category: Mental Health Issues

1212AECV
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Volume 12, No. 12 Answer Key

1212AEAV
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Volume 11, No. 11 Training & Certificate

 

Dementia: Improving Communication

This training outlines the importance of using nonverbal communication when working with residents that have dementia. Strategies are provided to help eliminate an aggressive response and turn it into a positive interaction.

Category: Mental Health Issues

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Volume 11, No. 11 Answer Key

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Volume 13, No. 6 Training & Certificate

 

Coping with Personality and Behavior Changes

Anxious and repetitive behaviors, aggression, and agitation are all traits a person may experience when they are dealing with behavior or personality changes. Throughout this training, it will be critical to understand what dementia is, identify personality and behavior changes, how to cope with them, and learn how to respond to troubling behaviors.

Category: Mental Health Issues

1306AECV
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Volume 13, No. 6 Answer Key

1306AEAV
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Volume 13, No. 9 Training & Certificate

 

Planning for Increasing Support in Activities of Daily Living

Abuse and neglect is all too common in residential facilities today; bedsores, bruises, belittling, and changes to financial statements are just a few ways someone can take advantage of a good-natured person without their consent or knowledge. This training takes into account prevention and recognition measures, as well as laws and rights.

Category: Mental Health Issues; Dementia

1309AECV
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Volume 13, No. 9 Answer Key

1309AEAV
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Volume 13, No. 10 Training & Certificate

 

Medication Management Strategies

This training will help caregivers identify what substances fall into the category of “medications,” learn how to properly oversee and manage the dispensing of medications, and learn how to minimize risks so that medications are taken safely. They will also learn how to ask the right questions from healthcare providers and what side effects to look for when new medications are introduced. If these medication management strategies are followed, patients should stay safe and healthy.

Category: Mental Health Issues

1310AECV
$3.50
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Volume 13, No. 10 Answer Key

1310AEAV
$1.50
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