Educational Resources from the Members

This page provides information about educational materials offered by Network members. The documents, seminars, talks, and workshops are on a broad range of topics, from advocacy to professional development to self-help. Please contact each Network member individually to learn more. The information about Network members’ materials does not constitute an endorsement of the materials by the Network.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
3:30PM – 6:30PM

An opportunity to learn more about elder abuse and how to help older adults.
Recognize the red flags of elder abuse, neglect and exploitation, and learn effective ways to talk with clients and families about it.
Understand your obligations as a mandated reporter (you are one), how and when to report, and what happens after a report.
Bonus: update from the Nov 1 WA State Elder Abuse conference.

Class taught by Karin Taifour, MA LMHC GMHS, who provides training for the county and state bar associations, guardian and GAL programs, Adult Protective Services, hospitals, clinics, mental health agencies, and social services providers as well as graduate level courses. She is an active member of the Elder Abuse Council of Seattle/King County.

3 CEU’s for counselors, social workers, guardians, and LTC providers, $60.
** Multiple staff paying together = each receive $5 discount

Merrill Gardens Burien
15020 5th Ave SW
Burien, WA 98166
206-452-2216

Please click this link to register.

See attached flyer for further details.

Thursday, December 14, 2017
9:00AM – 12:00PM

Self-Care Survival for Senior Service Care Providers

Class taught by Karin Taifour, MA LMHC GMHS, who provides training for the county and state bar associations, guardian and GAL programs, Adult Protective Services, hospitals, clinics, mental health agencies, and social services providers as well as graduate level courses. She is an active member of the Elder Abuse Council of Seattle/King County.

3 CEU’s for counselors, social workers, guardians, and LTC providers, $60.
** Multiple staff paying together = each receive $5 discount

Merrill Gardens Burien
15020 5th Ave SW
Burien, WA 98166
206-452-2216

Please click this link to register.

See attached flyer for further details.

Puget Sound Old Lesbians Organizing for Change (PSOLOC) has contributed to numerous books and maintains an oral history project. Please go to their website for details.

2016-Disparities-Factsheet-Final
This fact sheet, “Addressing Social, Economic and Health Disparities of LGBT Older Adults & Best Practices in Data Collection”, was released in 2016 by the LGBT+ National Aging Research Center.

Burien Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is a financial sponsor of Reel in the Closet, a Stu Maddox documentary. Mr. Maddox explains his motive for filming this movie:

“Reel In The Closet is a feature-length documentary that let’s us connect with queer people from the past through the rare home movies that they left for us.

I was searching for a way to really understand the people who came before me, not just read about them. I discovered old queer home movies dating back to the 1930s in closets and attics around the world. There were also all these recorded news stories and community productions that they left behind.

I spent three years making a documentary that I hope lets you feel what I felt the first time I saw one of these movies.

But a big part of the story for me are not the few movies that have been saved but all the ones being thrown out- sometimes on purpose. In a decade, most will be destroyed or no longer playable.

We will never get that feeling back.”

Ruben Rivera-Jackman, MNPL, GMHS, PSC, Director of Resident Services, SHAG Community Life Foundation, is a certified Trainer with the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging. Among other topics, he speaks on “Introduction to LGBT Aging” and “Welcoming LGBT Older Adults.”

Lauren Williams of Casual Uncluttering LLC (aka Queerly Organized) has a portable demonstration of an organizing session, her “Organizer on the Road Show,” designed to let anyone get comfortable and familiar with the process of using a professional home organizer. You can follow this link to learn more.

LGBTQ Senior Care: Where are we today?” by Lauren Williams, Seattle Gay News, p. 1, Friday July 1, 2016 Volume 44 Issue 27