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Staff Training: Health Promotion Train-the-Trainer Workshop


Wednesday, February 18, 2009


This evidenced-based 6-hour training provides structured information on how to organize and start a tailored physical activity and health education program for adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD) in community-based residential and day/vocational agencies. The training can enhance staff's skills, knowledge, and abilities to work with persons who have disabilities to become more physically active, make healthy food choices, and incorporate healthy lifestyle into daily living.

AUDIENCE:

People working with adults who have intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
By the end of the workshop, you will be able to:
  1. Start and implement a physical activity and health education program,
  2. Motivate and engage adults with I/DD in a physical activity and health education,
  3. Teach core concepts related to physical activity and nutrition,
  4. Support adults with I/DD to incorporate physical activity and healthy lifestyles into activities of daily living, and
  5. Evaluate the effectiveness of your health promotion program.

PRESENTERS:
Jasmina and Beth have been offering training to people with I/DD and community-based organizations serving people with disabilities for the past decade both locally and nationally. Both presenters have extensive practical and theoretical experience in developing and implementing exercise and health education classes for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

HP Curriculum Coverpage

COST:
$200/person includes training materials and a CD-ROM of the Exercise and Nutrition Health Education Curriculum for Adults with Developmental Disabilities.

REGISTRATION:
Click here for Training Registration Form. Workshop space limited to 20-25 participants.

PLACE:
1640 W. Roosevelt RD.
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL 60608

CEUs:
Six CEUs provided for Nursing Home Administrators, QMRPs, Registered Nurses, Social Workers, Speech Language Pathologists

MORE INFORMATION:

Please contact Jasmina Sisirak for information or to register at jsisirak@uic.edu or call 312-996-3982.