AFA’s Signature Training Program
AFA Partners in Care: Supporting Individuals Living with Dementia
Developed by AFA’s licensed clinicians and nationally-recognized healthcare professionals for healthcare professionals, this comprehensive training program will prepare all levels of professionals across sectors to feel comfortable and confident interacting with, and caring for, individuals with dementia.
“AFA Partners in Care: Supporting Individuals Living With Dementia” provides an overview of Alzheimer’s and dementia, and examines the importance of building relationships, recognizing behaviors as forms of communication, promoting safety and security, easing care transitions, and self-care. The training is available for purchase on DVD or an in-person/virtual training workshop. Organizations can also schedule a training for their staff by calling AFA’s Department of Educational and Social Services at 866-232-8484.
This six-hour DVD underscores the importance of building relationships in dementia care and provides trainees with critical knowledge and skills, conveyed in a convenient, modular format. It also features perspectives and insights from renowned dementia care leaders and professionals, as well as families and individuals living with dementia. Individuals who complete the training and pass the associated exam may receive certification as an AFA Dementia Care Partner.
The in-person training program is approved for 6 continuing education contact hours for licensed social workers by the National Association of Social Workers, the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work and the New Jersey Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB). 5.5 continuing education contact hours from the National Association of Social Workers are also available for social workers who purchase and complete the DVD training.
- This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886446769-1298) for 6 continuing education contact hours. Click here for a list of states that accept NASW CE hours.
- Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0222.
- AFA Partners in Care: Supporting Individuals Living with Dementia, Course #3132, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by Alzheimer’s Foundation of America as an individual course. Individual courses, not providers, are approved at the course level. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 06/17/2020 – 06/17/2022. Social workers completing this course receive 6 General Social Work Practice continuing education credits.
- This website is not affiliated with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (“VNSNY”). For the VNSNY Partners in Care website, please go to www.partnersincareny.org.