Associate Course:

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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We are a ministry of service that includes nearly 16,000 paid, professional employees dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential.

We are designated tax-exempt under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Your contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

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Volunteers Of America Dementia Care

7530 Marketplace Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: (952) 856-4997