Too Much Stuff: Hoarding Behaviors, What They Mean, and How to Help

Researchers say that betwen 2 and 5 percent of the population exhibit hoarding behaviors.  Hoarding is more than collecting.  It is an accumulation of too many items and the lack of ability on the part of the hoarder to organize and get rid of excess items.  This discussion will outline the symptoms, the known causes, and the ways to help those who hoard.

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When Roles Reverse

How do you talk with your parents about concerns regarding their frailty?  How will they react when you share your observations?  What do they really need?  How will you know which resources are the “good” ones?  In this session, you will earn about elder issues, family dynamics, communication challenges, and community resources.

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Unraveling the Mysteries of Wills and Trusts

It is estimated that 70% of Americans die without a will and families are left to sort out the often complex and challenging legal, financial, and personal details following the death of a loved one.  This program will provide the basics of the importance and value of advance planning and explain the legal documents available to aid in planning for a secure future.

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Ethical Wills

Have you ever wished you could have just one more conversation with a loved one who has died?  Ethical wills have been around for centuries as a means of communicating one’s wisdom, values, and love to decendants.  Learn about the value of ethical wills and begin to create your own personal document.

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Avoiding a Malpractice Suit: What You Need to Know (1 CE)

It’s scary to think that the work you do is “under the microscope” of so many different parties.  A law suit is the last thing that you, as a professional, want to face.  In this session, we will review the basic elements of professional liability and steps you can take to protect yourself and your organization from the threat of a malpractice suit.

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Keeping Secrets: Maintaining Client Confidentiality, Avoiding Liability (1 CE)

Many professionals have access to personal information about their clients.  To whom may you disclose such information?  How do you respond to a subpoena?  What is your “duty to warn?”  Are there any exceptions to the privacy rules?  In this session, we will review confidetniality, privilege, and reporting requirements, including drug and alcohol, HIV, and education reporting issues.

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Civil Commitment (1 CE)

The civil commitment process allows for involuntary placement of individuals in a psychiatric hospital or other appropriate setting.  It is an effective tool in helping mentally ill persons who may otherwise not receive appropriate treatment.  This session will address the basics of involuntary commitment, emergency procedures, and placement issues.

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Social Work Ethics: What You Need to Know and Why (1 CE – Meets ethics requirements)

Social workers and other health care professionals are bound by the rules of their respective licensing boards to follow a prescribed set of ethical standards.  One’s own personal values influence how these standards are interpreted and acted upon when faced with an ethical dilemma.  This session will review the NASW code of Ethics and discuss confounding factors, such as boundaries and undue influence.  The class will also detail some of the actual sanctins that have been imposed on Ohio social workers by the CSWMFT Board ans how to “do it rght.”

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HIPAA 2014 Update (2 CE)

Failure to uphold the privacy rights of your clients is not only a breach of ethical practice, but it may be a violation of state and federal statutes.  Social workers and others in direct practice, as well as their supervisors, must understand the HIPAA rules and regulations to most effectively serve their clients and protect their organizations.  This program will review the current laws, updates in the law that affect practice, and suggest ways to structure your agency to best avoid violations.

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Too Much Stuff: Hoarding Behaviors, What They Mean, and How to Help (1 or 2 CE)

This talk is presented in conjunction with the Benjamin Rose Institute and the Hoarding Connection of Cuyahoga County
Researchers say that between 2 and 5 percent of the population exhibits hoarding behaviors.  Hoarding is more than collecting.  It is an accumulation of too many items and the lack of ability on the part of the hoarder to organize and get rid of excess items.  THis discussion will outline the symptoms, the known causes, and the ways to help those who hoard.

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