Full Lives Conference for Direct Service Professionals - Ready, Set… Care!
Thanks for a wonderful 12th Annual Conference!!We closed out a wonderful conference for the 12th year and look forward to the 13th conference next April!
Congratulations to the 5 Outstanding Direct Service Professionals of the Year!
The 2013 AADSC Outstanding Direct Service Professionals of the Year received $1,000, a trip to the 2013 Full Lives Conference to accept this award, and free registration to the 2014 Full Lives Conference!
These Direct Service Professionals provide support to a wide range of individuals in a variety of settings including the individual's home, workplace, residential center, day center, and community. Positions include, but are not limited to, PCAs, CNAs, home care providers, recreation staff, clinicians, job coaches, counselors, early intervention associates - anyone who works directly with an infant, child, adolescent, adult or senior who depends on support to be more self-sufficient. To be a direct service professional, a person must spend AT LEAST 75% of their time in direct care activities.
Brittanee Raeburn - Works with Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
Donald Harpole - Works with Individuals in Substance Abuse/Chronic Alcoholism Treatment
Colleen Robertia - Works with Individuals Experiencing Mental Illness
Cathy Genaux - Works with Individuals with Brain Injuries
Elizabeth Weeks - Works with Individuals with Alzheimer's Disease and Other Age-Related Dementia
About the Conference
The Full Lives Conference features 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 such as: Promoting Healthy Relationships, Person-centered Best Practices, Honoring Cultural Diversity, Stress Management, Climbing the Career Ladder, and Community Inclusion Strategies.
Who Should Attend
Full Lives draws a wide range of attendees that provide services in developmental disabilities, behavioral health, traumatic brain injuries, substance abuse/prevention, and senior services; such as case managers, personal care assistants, care coordinators, community advocates, supervisors, and self-advocates. Full Lives encourages interaction, problem-solving, and sharing among all participants. This atmosphere contributes to a dynamic conference that encourages ongoing networking and collaboration.
Full Lives receives funding and support from the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, UAA Center for Human Development, Trust Training Cooperative, and the State of Alaska – Division of Public Health – Health & Disability Program.
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