Near North Palliative Care Network

A Special Thanks to:

Assante

Caisse Populaire North Bay limitée

North Bay & Area Community Foundation

IBM Canada Ltd

North Bay Cruisers

Dr. Ken Runciman

United Way Toronto

Knights of Columbus 1007

Rebuilt Resources Skills Development Inc.

Northern Business Solutions

Mac's Office Supplies

Moose FM North Bay 106.5

Ohana Wellness Centre

Aha Communications

Boyd Print and Design

Chevaliers De Colomb #12101

Chevaliers De Colomb #8163

Hillside Funeral Homes

KFM North Bay

IODE Dr. Herbert A. Bruce Chapter

Widdifield Lions Club

Bonfield and District Lions Club

Northern Business Solutions

Widdifield Lions Club

Northern Business Solutions

A&A Entertainment

Aggies Flowers

Bell Canada Employee Giving Program

BEAM Blue Sky Net

Sofa Communications

Saint Peter's Church

Chip Kean and 22 Wing Band

The McCubbin family

Richard Smith, NBRHC Pastoral Care Team, and Palliative Care Committee

Miranda Weingartner

Gen McRae

Cheryl Gates, Respiratory Technician

Darren Renaud

Carol Owens

Marilyn Weingartner

Heather McGuinty, Case Coordinator for the CCAC

Bev Charron

Oriana Webster, NBRHC Volunteer Coordinator

Steve Lamb, Aids Committee

The Rheaume Rochefort Family

Jeff Johnson at Cambrian Technical Services

PCIEF TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

September 13th, 2021 at 3:06 pm

CFPCIE. Community and Facility Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Education

PCIEF. Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Education Funding

PCIEF TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

IMPORTANT UPDATE: you do not have to wait for PCIEF new course offerings for your staff. Many training agencies now offer their courses online, on an ongoing basis. You can apply for the ONLINE courses below anytime, according to the training needs of your organization. To be reimbursed by the PCIEF, please contact Monica at [email protected] .

SPECIAL OFFER: TRAIN YOUR STAFF TO SERVE MORE FRANCOPHONE CLIENTS. For mor information, please call NNPCN Office: 705-497-9239

a.     LEAP PALLIUM

        Check ongoing offer of online training on the link below:

To register for any LEAP Pallium online course, PCIEF Agencies are asked to email NNPCN (Monica [email protected]) and Pallium (Alana Corkery [email protected]). To be reimbursed by the PCIEF, fill the PCIEF Registration form for your staff and email it to Monica at [email protected] .

LEAP COURSES:

LEAP Core is an interprofessional course that provides health care professionals with an in-depth learning experience on essential skills and competencies of the palliative care approach. LEAP Core is taught by local experts who are experienced palliative care clinicians and educators.

LEAP Mini is an interprofessional course that provides health care professionals with a condensed, one-day learning experience on the essential skills and competencies of the palliative care approach. LEAP Mini is taught by local experts who are experienced palliative care clinicians and educators.

LEAP Long-Term Care is an interprofessional course that focuses on the essential competencies to provide a palliative care approach, with case studies contextualized to the long-term care setting.

LEAP Emergency Department is an interprofessional course that provides health care professionals with the essential skills and competencies of the palliative care approach, with course modules and case studies contextualized to the emergency department setting. LEAP Emergency Department is taught by local subject matter experts who are experienced palliative care clinicians and educators.

LEAP Hospital is an interprofessional course that provides health care professionals with the essential skills and competencies of the palliative care approach, with course modules and case studies contextualized to the hospital setting. LEAP Hospital is taught by local subject matter experts who are experienced palliative care clinicians and educators.

LEAP Renal is an interprofessional course that provides health care professionals with the essential skills and competencies of the palliative care approach, with course modules and case studies contextualized to the renal care setting. LEAP Renal is taught by local subject matter experts who are experienced palliative care clinicians and educators.

LEAP Oncology is an interprofessional course that provides health care professionals with the essential skills and competencies of the palliative care approach, with course modules and case studies contextualized to the cancer care setting. LEAP Oncology is taught by local subject matter experts who are experienced palliative care clinicians and educators.

LEAP Personal Support Worker is an online, self-learning course that provides personal support workers and care aides with the essential competencies to provide a palliative care approach.

LEAP Paramedic is a blended learning course for paramedics and Emergency Medical Service professionals that teaches the essential practical knowledge, attitudes, and skills to provide a palliative care approach on-site. LEAP Paramedic is taught by local paramedic experts and experienced palliative care practitioners

LEAP Under/Post-Graduate provides medical, nursing, and other health school educators with access to all LEAP course content, tools, and resources to use in their undergraduate or post-graduate courses. LEAP Under/Post-Graduate was designed to be responsive to different curricula being taught in medical, nursing, and other health schools across Canada. Educators have access to all LEAP modules and can select based on their students’ learning needs.

b.     CANADORE COURSES

Both the Palliative Care – Working with the Terminally Ill Ontario College Graduate Certificate as well as the Personal Support Worker College certificate are offered at every College term. The supervisor of the Member Agency sends a list of their staff interested in the course(s), the staff would enrol themselves, and the PCIEF reimburses the enrolled staff through their supervisor, after successful completion of the course(s).

Check ongoing offer of online training on the link below:

https://www.canadorecollege.ca/programs/continuing-education (new site)

To register, contact Canadore directly: 705.474.7600 ext. 5601 – [email protected]

To be reimbursed by the PCIEF, fill the PCIEF Registration form for your staff and email it to Monica at [email protected]  .

Filter by:

– Interest (check “Health, Wellness and Social Services”);

– Campus (check “Online”);

– Type (check Part-Time).

Browse results and choose your course. Ask a supervisor (a PCIEF Member Agency Representative) for permission to register and pay for it. Save a copy of the registration, payment, and receipt. Give the proof of payment to your supervisor. Your supervisor forwards the proof of payment to Monica at NNPCN ([email protected]), indicating if the cheque of reimbursement should be issued  to the Member Agency or directly to the student.

Alternative: https://ss.canadorecollege.ca:7009/PROD/zwskcrss.P_HomePage (old site – still operational – only place students can register online – the new site simply reroutes them to this site at this time)

c.    FUNDAMENTALS OF HOSPICE PALLIATIVE CARE

Tara Moffat delivers Fundamentals of Hospice Palliative Care online on an ongoing basis.

To register, contact Tara Moffatt at [email protected] . To be reimbursed by the PCIEF, fill the PCIEF Registration form for your staff and email it to Monica at [email protected] .

Two courses offered per year.

  • for regulated and unregulated palliative care
    • $40 per person (covers materials and textbooks)
    • online course
    • prerequisite for CAPCE
    • three 8-hour sessions
    • online work
    • accessible to anyone with access to the Internet
    • appeals to people who work predominantly in healthcare but should also be given preference for those who are less experienced in healthcare.
    • program at end of October: materials should be picked up two weeks before course starts.
  •  ENHANCED FUNDAMENTALS OF HOSPICE PALLIATIVE CARE

Tara Moffat delivers the Enhanced Fundamentals of Hospice Palliative Care online, on an ongoing basis.

To register, contact Tara Moffatt at [email protected] . To be reimbursed by the PCIEF, fill the PCIEF Registration form for your staff and email it to Monica at [email protected] .

  • Geared for RN’s, RPN’s and Nurse Practitioners
    • Additional session: includes drug addictions and symptoms etc.,
  • COMPREHENSIVE ADVANCED PALLIATIVE CARE EDUCATION (CAPCE)

Tara Moffat delivers the Comprehensive Advanced Palliative Care Education (CAPCE) online, in an ongoing basis.

  • once a year
    • $60 per student, including materials.
    • it is a 5-month commitment.
    • starts in the early new year and ends in summer.
    • CAPCE and Fundamentals programs are all recognized Provincially.
    • separate certificates for each program: Fundamentals, Enhanced Fundamentals and CAPCE
    • mandatory attendance including, but not limited to, phone calls, emails, meetings etc.
    • Applicants are screened upon registration.
    • Smaller class size
    • 3-4 hours of individual learning per week
    • How to register: email Tara
    • registry information can be found on flyers.
  • DE SOUSA INSTITUTE

For a synopsis of the de Souza designations, visit:

https://my.desouzainstitute.com/courseCodes/designation

Before registering with De Souza, to confirm your reimbursement by the PCIEF, fill the PCIEF Registration form for your staff and contact Monica at [email protected] .

More organizations are moving to requiring the De Souza Institute courses as a prerequisite of hire OR that they must be willing to obtain within 2 years of hire. Their chemo/biotherapy course is mandatory for oncology nurses working in oncology centers that admin chemo/bio/immunotherapy. They work with oncology and palliative care centers across the country, and they are now affiliated with the Michner Institute in Toronto. This education is that it is largely geared to RPNs, RNs and NPs.

g.      PACE ONLINE FOR PSW’s – PALLIATIVE CARE EDUCATION FOR PERSONAL SUPPORT WORKERS

The complete PACE for PSWs program, with ten courses and the national certificate, will be $160 per registrant.  Or people can take one course for 30$.  Each course will take between 1.5 to 2 hours to complete.  The courses are all written specifically for the PSWs.  Five courses are ready to do, with another five to be finished by March 2022.For a synopsis of all courses and to register, visit: https://www.lifeanddeathmatters.ca/online-education/

To be reimbursed by the PCIEF, fill the PCIEF Registration form for your staff and email it to Monica at [email protected] .

PACE for PSWs – online program designed specifically for PSWs/HCAs/CCAs. This program will help to address recommendations on helping PSWs to become full members of health care team, and help PSWs develop competency in palliative care, and help to address their top five concerns.

PACE for PSWs:

  • Build best practices for providing palliative care.
  • Develop skills to integrate a palliative approach.
  • Learn the latest concepts in providing care.
  • Care for yourself as a vital team member.
  • Earn your National Certificate in Palliative Care.

PACE for PSWs is a national program created by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA), Hospice Palliative Care Ontario (HPCO) and Life and Death Matters, designed to meet the educational needs and interests of personal support workers.

Program development is made possible through a financial contribution from Health Canada and the Sovereign Order of St John of Jerusalem. (The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of Health Canada.)

For PSWs (personal support workers), HCAs (health care assistants), CCAs (continuing care assistants) and all others with different job titles providing the same care.

h.      AODA ONLINE TRAINING (2021) – ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

For a synopsis of the course and to register, visit:

https://accessibilitycanada.ca/store/aoda-online-training/

To be reimbursed by the PCIEF, fill the PCIEF Registration form for your staff and email it to Monica at [email protected] .

Accessibility Services Canada launched an updated version of its AODA training in 2021, with new content and design to reflect the revisions to the AODA. This training is the most current on the market and can be used to meet your Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act training requirements.

Our online training is a time and cost-effective way to meet your AODA responsibility to train all your staff and volunteers (don’t forget your Board Members!). This course is interactive and offers knowledge testing so that you can ensure that your staff and volunteers have not only met the AODA training requirement but thought about how to apply accessibility best practices to their own job.

Each person that requires training must have their own seat in the course.

Topics Covered:

  • Introduction to the AODA
  • Review of the five AODA Standards (Customer Service; Information and Communications; Employment; Design of Public Spaces; and the Transportation Standards). The last two standards will only be mentioned briefly, and the emphasis of our training is on the first two standards.
  • Ontario Human Rights, as it relates to persons with disabilities
  • Benefits of accessibility and Ontario statistics
  • Types of disabilities
  • Ways to communicate with people with different types of disabilities
  • Case studies
  • Tips and best practices
  • Accessibility resources

NOTE: AODA online store also offers Live Webinars, On-Demand Webinars, free downloads, and stickers.

https://accessibilitycanada.ca/store/

For free resources on the AODA and accessibility, visit: https://accessibilitycanada.ca/resources/

h.      NNPCN BEREAVEMENT AND GRIEF

NOTE: NNPCN Bereavement and Grief in-person training is migrating to its own online platform. During COVID, the in-person training below is being offered in online format on demand. The online curriculum are an abridged version of the Curriculum and Syllabus below and require a minimum of 16 hours for completion. To register your staff, please email NNPCN at [email protected] or phone NNPCN Office at 705-497-9239. This training is free of charge to all partners.

SYLLABUS, CURRICULUM, AND STRUCTURE LEVELS I TO IV

1           NNPCN BEREAVEMENT FACILITATORS’ TRAINING LEVEL I (Basic) INTENSIVE COURSE

DESIGN

The NNPCN Bereavement Facilitators’ Training Level I – Basic Intensive Course is designed to provide a hands-on practicum for volunteer applicants to gain experience in grief support work.

The Bereavement Facilitators’ training curriculum follows a series of themes, which guide the Client and/or future support worker through discussions with the client. Facilitators of group and individual sessions lead grieving clients through specific themes in regularly scheduled sessions. The training package applies to both individual and group sessions. The approach to training is two-pronged: 1) the open public (members of the community who want to learn more about grief and bereavement), and 2) applicants (members of the community considering to become Bereavement and Grief volunteers). Clients who want to learn more about Bereavement and Grief experience the course as students, absorbing information as it is shared. Clients willing to become future volunteers experience the course as co-facilitating trainees, taking a more active role in the presentation of the sessions during the course.

The NNPCN Intensive Course – Bereavement Facilitators’ Training Level I – Basic addresses various issues and / or concerns of bereaved persons, in a manner that is useful in both group and individual sessions’ settings.

SYLLABUS

Session Pre-Work. Important Issues during Sessions. A Tour through Sessions Materials. How to prepare for your Practicum. Session 1: Accepting the reality of the loss: telling your story. Session 2: Acknowledging the reality of the death. Session 3: Remembering the person who has died. Sessions 4: Embracing the pain of the loss – dimensions of grief. Session 5: Grief reactions and receiving on-going support from others. Session 6: Changes – Developing a new self-identity. Session 7: The Future – Reconciling your grief. Session 8: Moving Forward. Wrap-up. Introduction to Organizational Culture. A Word about Facilitator’s Burnout: ongoing self-care and asking for peer support. “HOW CAN I HELP YOU?”; “HOW CAN I HELP MYSELF?”; “WE HELP ONE ANOTHER.” Questions and doubts from trainees. Quick introduction to Levels II and III, Intermediate and Advanced Levels.

CURRICULUM

Introduction

SESSIONS PRE-WORK. IMPORTANT ISSUES DURING SESSIONS. Getting familiar with course material and structure of sessions. Choosing partners and assignment of sessions to each pair of co-facilitators: pairing up a technology-oriented facilitator with a non-technology-oriented facilitator. Roles of facilitator and co-facilitator.

Module 1

Trainers co-facilitate Session 1 “Accepting the Reality of Loss: Telling Your Story.” Trainees play the role of clients.

Module 2

Co-facilitation practice: Session 2 “Acknowledging the Reality of Death.”

Module 3

Co-facilitation practice: Session 3 “Remembering the Person Who Has Died.”  Questions and doubts from trainees.

Module 4

Session 4 “Embracing the Pain of Loss – Dimensions of Grief”

Individual support sessions relationships. Group session’s dynamics. Empathy.

Module 5

Co-facilitation practice: Session 5 “Grief Reactions and Receiving Ongoing Support.”

Modules 6, 7 and 8

Co-facilitation practice.

  • Session 6 “Changes – Developing a New Self-Identity.”
  • Session 7 “The Future- Reconciling Your Grief”
  • Session 8 “Moving Forward.”

Conclusion: Volunteering, Self-Care and Collaborative Culture in the Organization. Evaluation of training.

Introduction to volunteerism and collaborative culture at the organizational level, peer level, and client level. Solidary listening and non-judgmental validation of client’s reality and feelings; compassion, sympathy and empathy. Constant debriefing with mentor. A Word about Facilitator’s Burnout and Self-Care: knowing your limits; ongoing self-care and asking for peer support; mutual support among mentors and peers. The importance of organizational governance. “HOW CAN I HELP YOU?”; “HOW CAN I HELP MYSELF?”; “WE HELP ONE ANOTHER.” Annual self-evaluation, mentor evaluation and letter of commitment. Questions and doubts from trainees. Quick introduction to Levels II to IV: Intermediate, Advanced and Train the Trainer.

STRUCTURE

All modules are covered in sixteen (16) hours, two (2) days, each day scheduled to run two (2) training blocks (morning and afternoon) of four (4) hours each:

– Block 1 (morning): 8 AM to 12 PM (includes coffee break)

– Interval for Lunch: 12 to 1 PM

– Block 2 (afternoon): 1 to 5 PM (includes coffee break)

SCHEDULE AND BREAKDOWN OF ACTIVITIES

DAY 1

Block 1

8 AM to 9:45 AM. Introduction

9:45 AM to 10 AM. Coffee Break

10 AM to 12 PM.  Module 1

12 PM to 1 PM. Lunch Break

Block 2

1 PM to 2:30 PM. Module 2

2:30 PM to 2:45 PM. Coffee Break

2:45 PM to 4:30 PM. Module 3

4:30 PM to 5 PM. Wrap-up of Day 1

DAY 2

Block 1

8 AM to 9:45 AM. Module 4 (video presentation time optional – 32 min)

9:45 AM to 10 AM. Coffee Break

10 AM to 12 PM. Module 5 (video presentation time optional – 49 min)

12 PM to 1 PM. Lunch Break

Block 2

1 PM to 2:30 PM. Modules 6, 7 and 8 – 30-minute presentation for each session: Sessions 6 (video presentation time optional – 17 min), 7, and 8. Discussion time after each session presentation.

2:30 PM to 2:45 PM. Coffee Break

2:45 PM to 4:30 PM. Volunteering, Self-Care and Collaborative Culture in the Organization.

4:30 PM to 5 PM. Wrap-up of Day 2. Evaluation of training.

2.      BEREAVEMENT FACILITATORS’ INTERMEDIATE TRAINING (LEVEL II)

DESIGN

The NNPCN Bereavement and Grief Program Training Level II – Intermediate Intensive Course is designed to provide a hands-on practicum devoted to the administrative aspects of a volunteer-based Bereavement and Grief Program. 

Level II Intermediate Training consists in twenty-four (24) hours of training in three (3) consecutive days, eight (8) hours of training per day, covering all aspects of daily governance, operations and use of administrative tools and tracking forms, especially developed by the NNPCN to secure excellence in the Bereavement Services offered to the public.

Trainees learn the big picture of a Volunteer-based administrative process, from the moment a new client calls the Office for the first time, to the moment the client is discharged and client’s personal file is archived.

Trainees get familiar with the Bereavement Program Administrative Forms and the STEPS Manual, which describes in detail each step of the Bereavement Services administrative process, and how to use the administrative form that corresponds to each step.

Trainees also get familiar with flyers ad communication practices that bridge volunteer-based Hospice and Bereavement programs.  

Level II Intermediate Training also opens a series of advantages to trained volunteers, such as becoming a member of the NNPCN Bereavement Network and being updated regularly about the latest best practices, cutting-edge Administrative Procedures, tools and tracking forms, and new training opportunities.

The Grief and Bereavement Program Administration training curriculum trains participants to master easy-to-handle administrative structured steps that cover the whole administrative process within a Bereavement and Grief program, from Intake to Archival of each client, and easy overview of volunteers’ contact info, availability, interests and skills.

Since group and individual clients follow the same administrative pathway from Intake to Archival, the training package is designed to apply to both types of clients. The program provides flexibility of data-entering of various types of Bereavement and Grief clients, such as Anticipatory Grief clients, under-aged clients, clients who talk to a Bereavement and Grief Facilitator on the phone, on web-conference, or casual clients who phone or visit your office interested in further information.

The forms that register volunteers’ information provide administrators with easy-to-update contact info and availability of each volunteer of the group, as well as their interests, preferences and skills for administrative decision-making.

The Client has flexibility to bring to training volunteers and participants who want to learn more about Grief and Bereavement Program Administration orwho are willing to become future Bereavement and Grief Program Administrators. The training is especially useful to Bereavement and Grief Facilitators who want to acquire more practice on how to enter clients’ information in their own caseload files or in a general database, so that the information can be easily tracked in the future.

Clients who want to learn more about Bereavement and Grief Program Administration can experience the course as a student, absorbing information as it is shared. Clients willing to become future Bereavement and Grief Program Administrators or trained volunteers can experience the course as hands-on trainees, taking an active role in the handling of the Administrative tools during the course.

The practicum of Bereavement and Grief Program Administration Training is designed to kick-start your real-life Administrative tools: part of your everyday administrative forms will be filled during the practicum, and will be ready at the end of the training to be put in immediate use.

Level II Intermediate Training also opens a series of advantages to trained volunteers, such as becoming a member of the NNPCN Bereavement Network and being updated regularly about the latest best practices, cutting-edge Administrative Procedures, tools and tracking forms, and new training opportunities.

SYLLABUS

From first phone call or visit to the office to archival of a client caseload: overview. Forms: Volunteers’ work hours and mileage (Form 00). Volunteers’ Contact List (Form 01). Volunteers’ Availability (Form 02). Volunteers’ Interests and Skills (Form 03). Client Intake (Form 04). Client Screening (Form 05). Confidentiality Agreement, Consent to Disclose Personal Health Information, Consent to Bereavement Services to Under-Aged Client (Form 06). Case Notes (Form 07). Individual and Group Session Report [OFFICE] (Forms 08-09). Individual Session Report [FACILITATOR] (Form 08). Group Session Report [FACILITATOR] (Form 09). 13-Month Phone Support Program (Form 10). Evaluation of Services (Form 11). Recontact Letter (Form 12). Discharge Letter (Form 13). STEPS (Form 14). After a Loved One Dies (Brochure): options to bridge between Palliative Care and Bereavement and Grief Programs. Filling, Organizing and Tracking Forms on hard copy: how-to practicum. Kick-start of client’s database information entering (all-day practicum – DAY 3).

OPTIONAL: Additional Forms. Filling, Organizing and Tracking Forms on Infoanywhere.ca database: how-to practicum.

CURRICULUM

Module 1

Overview: from first phone call or visit to the office to archival of a client caseload. Overview: filling, organizing and tracking Forms on hard copy: how-to practicum. OPTIONAL: Filling, Organizing and Tracking Forms on Infoanywhere.ca database: how-to practicum.

Module 2:

Forms: Volunteers’ work hours and mileage (Form 00).

Volunteers’ Contact List (Form 01).

Module 3

Volunteers’ Availability (Form 02).

Volunteers’ Interests and Skills (Form 03).

Module 4

Client Intake (Form 04).

Client Screening (Form 05).

Confidentiality Agreement, Consent to Disclose Personal Health Information, Consent to Bereavement Services to Under-Aged Client (Form 06).

Module 5

Case Notes (Form 07).

Module 6

Individual and Group Session Report [OFFICE] (Forms 08-09).

Individual Session Report [FACILITATOR] (Form 08).

Group Session Report [FACILITATOR] (Form 09).

13-Month Phone Support Program (Form 10).

Module 7

Evaluation of Services (Form 11).

Recontact Letter (Form 12).

Discharge Letter (Form 13).

After a Loved One Dies (Brochure): bridge between Palliative Care and Bereavement and Grief Programs.

Module 8

STEPS

Module 9

Kick-start of Client’s database information entering (all-day practicum, DAY 3). OPTIONAL: Additional forms. Infoanywhere database basic training.

STRUCTURE

All modules will be covered in sixteen (24) hours, three (3) days, each day scheduled to run two (2) training blocks (morning and afternoon) of four (4) hours each:

– Block 1 (morning): 8 AM to 12 PM (includes coffee break)

– Interval for Lunch: 12 to 1 PM

– Block 2 (afternoon): 1 to 5 PM (includes coffee break)

SCHEDULE AND BREAKDOWN OF ACTIVITIES

DAY 1

Block 1

8 AM to 9:45 AM. Module 1

9:45 AM to 10 AM. Coffee Break

10 AM to 12 PM. Module 2

12 PM to 1 PM. Lunch Break

Block 2

1 PM to 2:30 PM. Module 3

2:30 PM to 2:45 PM. Coffee Break

2:45 PM to 4:30 PM. Module 4

4:30 PM to 5 PM. Wrap-up of Day 1

DAY 2

Block 1

8 AM to 9:45 AM. Module 5

9:45 AM to 10 AM. Coffee Break

10 AM to 12 PM. Module 6

12 PM to 1 PM. Lunch Break

Block 2

1 PM to 2:30 PM. Module 7

2:30 PM to 2:45 PM. Coffee Break

2:45 PM to 4:30 PM. Module 8

4:30 PM to 5 PM. Wrap-up of Day 2

DAY 3

Block 1

8 AM to 9:45 AM. Module 9

9:45 AM to 10 AM. Coffee Break

10 AM to 12 PM. Module 9

12 PM to 1 PM. Lunch Break

Block 2

1 PM to 2:30 PM. Module 9

2:30 PM to 2:45 PM. Coffee Break

2:45 PM to 4:30 PM. Module 9

4:30 to 5 PM. Wrap-up of Day 3. Evaluation of Training

3.      BEREAVEMENT FACILITATORS’ ADVANCED TRAINING (LEVEL III)

DESIGN

The Advanced Training Level is essential to future Bereavement and Grief mentors and trainers. Bereavement and Grief Facilitators and Volunteers are strongly encouraged to take this course to enhance their supportive action during Bereavement sessions with their clients.

This training also provides further insight into co-related tasks involving Bereavement clients such as contacting waiting lists, learning how to screen clients, and more.

SYLLABUS

Outline of major schools of Psychology and their approach to Loss: Psychoanalysis, Behaviourism, Humanism, Cognitivism, and Neurosciences. Introduction to Basic Elements of Psychology: what is loss and healing mechanisms from loss; when you mourn more than the loss of a loved one. Complex Grief. High-risk and Surprise-Package clients. Anticipatory Grief. Children and Grief. Adolescents and Grief. Seniors and Grief. Men and Grief. Family and Grief. Aspects of self-identity, caregivers’ role, and caregivers’ Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Cancer, Alzheimer’s and long-term illness. Long-term caregivers’ burnout. Screening techniques of new Clients and new Volunteers. Basic notions of Depression, Anxiety and Stress. Session dynamics: psychological mechanisms of defence; therapeutic pair contamination; basic notions of transference-countertransference. Volunteer Facilitator’s self-awareness and self-care: the importance of having your own psyche well mapped, and knowing your own limits as Facilitator.

CURRICULUM

Introduction

Outline of major schools of Psychology and their approach to Loss: Psychoanalysis, Behaviourism, Humanism, Cognitivism, and Neurosciences.

Module 1

Introduction to Basic Elements of Psychology: what is loss and healing mechanisms from loss; when you mourn more than the loss of a loved one. Complex Grief.

Module 2

High-risk and Surprise-Package clients. Anticipatory Grief. Children and Grief. Adolescents and Grief. Seniors and Grief. Men and Grief. Family and Grief.

Module 3

Aspects of self-identity, caregivers’ role, and caregivers’ Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Cancer, Alzheimer’s and long-term illness. Long-term caregivers’ burnout.

Module 4

Screening techniques of new Clients and new Volunteers.

Module 5

Basic notions of Depression, Anxiety and Stress.

Module 6

Session dynamics: psychological mechanisms of defence; therapeutic pair contamination; basic notions of transference-countertransference

Conclusion

Volunteer Facilitator’s self-awareness and self-care: the importance of having your own psyche well mapped, and knowing your own limits as Facilitator.

STRUCTURE

All modules are covered in sixteen (16) hours, two (2) days, each day scheduled to run two (2) training blocks (morning and afternoon) of four (4) hours each:

– Block 1 (morning): 8 AM to 12 PM (includes coffee break)

– Interval for Lunch: 12 to 1 PM

– Block 2 (afternoon): 1 to 5 PM (includes coffee break)

SCHEDULE AND BREAKDOWN OF ACTIVITIES

DAY 1

Block 1

8 AM to 9:45 AM. Introduction

9:45 AM to 10 AM. Coffee Break

10 AM to 12 PM.  Module 1

12 PM to 1 PM. Lunch Break

Block 2

1 PM to 2:30 PM. Module 2

2:30 PM to 2:45 PM. Coffee Break

2:45 PM to 4:30 PM. Module 3

4:30 PM to 5 PM. Wrap-up of Day 1

DAY 2

Block 1

8 AM to 9:45 AM. Module 4

9:45 AM to 10 AM. Coffee Break

10 AM to 12 PM. Module 5

12 PM to 1 PM. Lunch Break

Block 2

1 PM to 2:30 PM. Module 6

2:30 PM to 2:45 PM. Coffee Break

2:45 PM to 4:30 PM. Conclusion

4:30 PM to 5 PM. Wrap-up of Day 2. Evaluation of training.

4.      BEREAVEMENT TTC – TRAINERS’ TRAINING COURSE (LEVEL IV)

                NNPCN Bereavement TTC (Trainer’s Training Course) Level IV prepares future trainers of Levels I, II and III. The goal of NNPCN Bereavement TTC is to give future trainers methodology and didactic tools that will help them in training settings, to optimize the learning experience of their trainees.

The TTC is targeted at certified Bereavement Volunteers and Administrators who want to become mentors and trainers of new volunteers. Successful Participants of Level IV get unrestricted access to NNPCN materials and manuals: Power Point Slideshows of Bereavement and Grief Sessions; Training Manuals, Handouts, and Power Point Slideshows of Training Levels I, II, and III; Bereavement Support Facilitator Recruitment, Training and Screening Manual.        

DESIGN

The TTC Level is essential to future Bereavement and Grief educators and trainers. Bereavement and Grief Facilitators and Volunteers are strongly encouraged to take this course to enhance their supportive action during Bereavement sessions with their clients and to amplify the scope of training and education of the volunteer sector in their communities. The TTC Level is designed to make instructors familiar and comfortable in educational settings and training materials and techniques, capable of editing materials to the needs of their specific clientele, comfortable with the screening process of applicants and trainees, and prepared to provide solid supervision when debriefing with their mentees.

SYLLABUS

Training Pre-Work. Training Materials. Warm-Up, Trainees’ Motivation in the Training Setting. How to Conduct Theory and Practicum in Training Settings. Mastering the Use of Technology. How to Create PowerPoint Presentations. Flexibility in the Learning Process: case studies. Intensive Training versus Extensive Training: advantages and disadvantages. Accessing the skills of your trainees. Screening Process of Future Facilitators. Interpersonal dynamics during meetings and training sessions. Ongoing Support and Continued Education of Facilitators and Trainees. Annual Evaluation and Letter of Commitment.

CURRICULUM

Introduction

Training Pre-Work. Training Materials

Module 1

Warm-Up, Trainees’ Motivation in the Training Setting

Module 2

Mastering the Use of Technology. How to Create PowerPoint Presentations.

Module 3

Flexibility in the Learning Process: case studies.

Module 4

Intensive Training versus Extensive Training: advantages and disadvantages.

Module 5

Accessing the skills of your trainees. Screening Process of Future Facilitators.

Module 6

Interpersonal dynamics during meetings and training sessions.

Conclusion

Ongoing Support and Continued Education of Facilitators and Trainees. Annual Evaluation and Letter of Commitment.

STRUCTURE

All modules are covered in sixteen (16) hours, two (2) days, each day scheduled to run two (2) training blocks (morning and afternoon) of four (4) hours each:

– Block 1 (morning): 8 AM to 12 PM (includes coffee break)

– Interval for Lunch: 12 to 1 PM

– Block 2 (afternoon): 1 to 5 PM (includes coffee break)

SCHEDULE AND BREAKDOWN OF ACTIVITIES

DAY 1

Block 1

8 AM to 9:45 AM. Introduction

9:45 AM to 10 AM. Coffee Break

10 AM to 12 PM.  Module 1

12 PM to 1 PM. Lunch Break

Block 2

1 PM to 2:30 PM. Module 2

2:30 PM to 2:45 PM. Coffee Break

2:45 PM to 4:30 PM. Module 3

4:30 PM to 5 PM. Wrap-up of Day 1

DAY 2

Block 1

8 AM to 9:45 AM. Module 4

9:45 AM to 10 AM. Coffee Break

10 AM to 12 PM. Module 5

12 PM to 1 PM. Lunch Break

Block 2

1 PM to 2:30 PM. Module 6

2:30 PM to 2:45 PM. Coffee Break

2:45 PM to 4:30 PM. Conclusion

4:30 PM to 5 PM. Wrap-up of Day 2. Evaluation of training.

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