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CARES Serious Mental Illness   

The CARES® Serious Mental Illness Online Training Program focuses on how you can develop care strategies for those with serious mental illness and how it differs from dementia.

For many years, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have led a national effort to reduce the use of antipsychotic medications, especially for people living with dementia. However, there are appropriate uses of antipsychotics. They are designed to help people with serious mental illnesses such as major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and schizoaffective disorder. This program does a deep dive into each of these illnesses and provides helpful strategies for caring for people living with a serious mental illness who may be in your care.

This program has 4 modules (4 hours). The modules include:

  1. Introduction to Serious Mental Illness
  2. Understanding Serious Mental Illness
  3. Living with Serious Mental Illness
  4. The CARES® Approach and Providing Appropriate Care

About CARES® Dementia Certification

CARES Dementia Certification recognizes and tests a user’s dementia understanding and dementia care knowledge.  CARES Dementia Certification is optional and is included at no additional cost with the purchase of the CARES Serious Mental Illness Online Training Program. Successful completion of the exam recognizes users for being educated about dementia and for being trained and certified in person-centered dementia care practices using the CARES® Approach. 

This is an online program and students will need a web browser with an internet connection.

WSCC Program Requirements:

  • Students must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED.

  • CARES Serious Mental Illness
  • Fee: $99.00
    Dates: 7/15/2024 - 7/18/2024
    Times: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Days: M Tu W Th
    Sessions: 4
    Building: Zoom or Teams ONLINE
    Room: ZOOM
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