Designed for all levels of staff and family that care for cognitively impaired elders. Provides a broad overview of Validation and techniques for application in all four phases. Consists of one two-day and two one-day sessions.
Level 1 – Certified Validation Worker:
Designed for caregivers who desire to practice Validation at all levels, give short presentations to small groups and provide support to interested individuals. Consists of five two-day blocks of training over 8 months. Requires 1:1 homework sessions, fieldwork, access to computer and completion of practical and written exam.
Level 2 – Validation Group Worker
Completion of this course will prepare the Certified Validation Worker to practice group Validation, give support to Level 1 participants, and give short presentations. Consists of three, 2-day blocks of training over 8 months. Must complete fieldwork and pass written and practical exam. Completion of Level 1 is a prerequisite.
Level 3 – Validation Teacher:
Completion of this course will prepare the Validation Group Worker to teach Level 1 and 2 classes. Consists of two blocks of training, 3 days and 2 days. Length of class is individualized depending on practice sessions. Must co-teach worker class and pass written and practical exam. Complete of Level 1 and 2 is a prerequisite.