Protecting Vulnerable Adults From Maltreatment

Protecting Vulnerable Adults From Maltreatment
Maltreatment of vulnerable adults has been a topic of much discussion in the media and at the Legislature. Care Providers of Minnesota continues its efforts to provide members resources to prevent maltreatment with this full-day workshop. Care Providers of Minnesota has commissioned Martin-McAllister Consulting Psychologists—industrial psychologists—to examine the long-term care profession to gain insight on hiring and training staff and creating a positive work atmosphere.

Identifying and developing excellence in people
There is no getting around it: long-term care thrives on people-power—leaders, critical-thinkers, listeners, and caregivers. But how do you recognize them? How can you train them? Whether you are looking to hire new talent, develop existing talent or improve the dynamics of your team, you want to ensure that your time and energy are spent on the right people at the right time.

Gain insight and guidance specific to long-term care providers:
  • Screening potential employees
  • Watching for red flags
  • Developing current staff
  • Creating an open and honest work environment
  • Conducting effective investigations
  • Addressing drug diversion—prevention techniques and responses when it happens
  • Using data to your advantage

Laura Pendergrass, PhD, Licensed Psychologist, Martin-McAllister Consulting Psychologists
Headshot of Laura Pendergrass, PhDLaura Pendergrass earned her PhD in counseling psychology from the University of Minnesota with a supporting program through the Carlson School of Management.

Prior to joining Martin-McAllister, she was an instructor at the University of Minnesota and the University of Wisconsin, teaching psychology and education courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. While at the University of Minnesota, she conducted research in the areas of organizational personality, work-life balance, and employee-organization fit. She has also done work with local businesses to develop and present training programs related to organizational effectiveness and psychological well-being. 

workforce brochure thumbnail--click to download or view pdfHer current practice includes personnel selection and developmental evaluations; evaluation of law enforcement and other public safety officers; individualized coaching; development and presentation of training and team-building programs; clinical evaluation and assessment; vocational guidance; research and test development; and management consultation. She is also adjunct faculty at the University of Minnesota, teaching psychological assessment, among other topics.

Agenda and more information
Download the workshop brochure for information about the agenda, parking, accommodations, lodging, and more!

DATE & TIME: Tuesday, October 2, 2018
8:45 AM–4:15 PM (8:15 AM check-in and continental breakfast)
WHERE: University of Minnesota Continuing Education & Conference Center
1890 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108 [map]
COST: $150 per Care Providers of Minnesota member participant
$225 per prospective member participant
(includes workshop materials, CEUs, continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshments)
CEUs: Care Providers of Minnesota will apply for 6.25 clock/contact hours
The Minnesota Board of Nursing has adopted new rules regarding continuing education requirements for nurses. The contact hour is now defined as 60 minutes (previously it was 50 minutes).
CODE: MN19-91830
You will receive an immediate confirmation upon successful registration. There are three ways to register:
  1. Online on this page
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  2. Mail or fax paper form
  3. Call Cara Tuenge at 952-851-2494 or 800-462-0024

University of Minnesota Continuing Education & Conference Center St. Paul 55108

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