Next Free Webinar – You are the Key – Stand Up for Yourself and Each Other: A Self-Advocacy Training – December 18 at Noon

By: Jane Brink, LSW, Self-Advocacy Specialist, Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term Care – Minnesota Board on Aging

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Earn 1 CEU, pre-approved for Social Workers by BOSW; self-submit other disciplines.
MGS is listed as a Continuing Education Resource by the MN Board of Nursing.
(The CEU is free for MGS members; $15 for non-members.)

Self-advocacy is an important life skill that doesn’t disappear as people age. It is a critical piece for those older adults receiving care in long-term facilities, and those who receive ongoing support. To help facilitate this ability to communicate their needs, as well as participate in decisions, the Minnesota Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term Care partnered with Moving Home Minnesota (a Money Follows the Person project) to develop a training curriculum for people who receive long-term services and support.

This self-advocacy training focuses on Resident Councils and people in nursing homes and includes topics such as: the history of self-advocacy and Resident Council advocacy, resident rights, one-page descriptions, person centered care planning, grievances, awareness of abuse, and understanding retaliation. Jane Brink will share her knowledge, experience, and skills she learned developing this curriculum, as well as through the training she’s provided.

During this webinar, you’ll:

  1. Receive insight in the importance of self-advocacy and why the Minnesota Office of Ombudsman for Long Term Care and Moving Home Minnesota partnered to develop the training curriculum.
  2. Gain exposure to all of the curriculum modules.
  3. Get an in-depth review of one of the modules.
  4. Be provided contact information for the Ombudsman program to be able to bring this training to your community.

Jane Brink, Self-Advocacy Specialist, Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term Care – Minnesota Board on Aging

Jane Brink is a Self-Advocacy Specialist at the Office of Ombudsman for Long Term Care/Minnesota Board on Aging in Brainerd MN.  She has been an Ombudsman in Minnesota in various capacities since 1987, working with the Senior Federation in Central MN, Dept of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities and as a Regional Ombudsman for LTC.  Jane is a Licensed Social Worker, Certified Social Work Supervisor, a Certified Eden Associate and a Person Centered Thinking trainer.  In addition, she has been a frequent presenter locally, statewide and nationally on issues related to advocacy.