DSHS Adult Family Home Orientation & Administrator Training
The college is partnering with the Department for Social and Health Services to provide a location for their Adult Family Home Orientation. This one day class provides an overview of the AFH program and expectations of the AFH licensee in providing care and services to the residents in a licensed home setting as well as a brief overview of the process prospective providers will follow in obtaining an AFH license. This class is one of the requirements (see Washington Administrative Code [WAC] 388-76-10060) applicants need to meet prior to turning in the application for licensure. Students will receive a certificate after completing the class; this certificate is valid for one calendar year from the date of attendance.
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Mental Health Specialty Training
This course is approved by DSHS and provides the necessary certification in Mental Health Specialty Training for long-term care workers. Course curriculum covers mental disorders, compassionate and trauma-informed care, supports for wellness, getting help and self-care, suicide prevention, communication dynamics, boundaries, crisis management and approaching behaviors as you assist folks with their activities of daily living (ADLs). Course will culminate in a competency exam. Learners must score 80% or higher to successfully pass the exam and receive their certificate.
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Dementia Specialty Training
This course is approved by DSHS and provides the necessary certification in Dementia Specialty Training and Manager Dementia Course for long-term care workers. Course curriculum covers the different types of dementias, communications, behaviors, hallucinations, delusions, medications, and approaches in care as you assist folks with their activities of daily living (ADLs). Course will culminate in a competency exam. Learners must score 80% or higher to successfully pass the exam and receive their certificate.
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This course meets the Washington State 54 hour education requirement for Adult Family Home providers. This course is required training for those who wish to become licensed as Adult Family Home (AFH) providers in Washington State. This course introduces students to the concepts and principles of management that are essential in the formation and running of an AFH business. The course covers the roles and responsibilities of a licensed provider, the licensing process, business operations of the home, staff management, resident care issues and resident rights. Course includes video and instruction of the inspection processes required for licensing.
Students must demonstrate proficiency in English language. Please see full course description for details.
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For questions about Adult Family Home requirements or process you will need to contact DSHS directly.
DSHS website: http://www.altsa.dshs.wa.gov/professional/afh.htm
DSHS Contact: Amena Jones Jonesam2@dshs.wa.gov.