Senior Corps Training Archive

See below for a list of trainings offered by Senior Corps over the previous six months. When available, links to slides and recordings are provided as well. Courses are listed in reverse-chronological order, with the most recent appearing first.

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You can find all of Senior Corps's recorded trainings in Litmos.

Senior Corps Tuesday Talks: Understanding and Preventing Veteran Suicide

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

S.A.V.E. (Signs of suicidal thinking, Ask questions, Validate the person’s feelings, Encourage treatment, and Expedite getting help) is a free, half-hour course developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs in collaboration with PsychArmor Institute. It aims to empower individuals from all walks of life to play a vital role in suicide prevention. In this webinar, Aimee C. Johnson, LCSW, a Program Analyst in the Veterans Health Administration Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, helped us learn more about the problem of suicide among Veterans and some resources that you can use – including but not limited to S.A.V.E. – to potentially help save a veteran’s life.

Access the recordings, slides, and transcripts in Litmos here.

Senior Corps, Opioids, and Take Back Day

Tuesday, October 17, 2018

To get ready for Take Back Day – October 27, 2018 – we shined a spotlight on how Senior Corps grantees all across the country are mobilizing older Americans in response to the opioid crisis. Joined by representatives of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, we revisited the importance of disposal and the opportunity to engage in Take Back Day, building on a webinar we hosted prior to last Take Back Day, in April 2018. We also spoke with two Senior Corps grantees that have found new ways to engage in opioid response, including not only disposal but also training and community education.

Access the recordings, slides, and transcripts in Litmos here.

Senior Corps, the Opioid Epidemic, and the Importance of Disposal

Thursday, April 12, 2018
2:00 - 3:00 PM ET

In preparation for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 28, 2018, we were joined by the Drug Enforcement Agency’s Liaison and Policy Section to learn more about the importance of securing and disposing of prescription drugs. They also highlighted National Prescription Drug Take Back Day’s nationwide activities, and spotlighted strategies you can use throughout the year to prevent the abuse of prescription drugs. We also heard from a Senior Corps program in Ohio that has incorporated drug safety into a larger program of opioid abuse education and prevention.

Access the recordings, slides, and transcripts in Litmos here.

Training Series: The Invitation to Apply and Performance Measures for Renewals

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - Wednesday, March 15, 2018

In this series of trainings, we provided an overview of the renewal process and reviewed the Invitation to Apply, the document that outlines what you need to include in your application, for  grantees renewing their grants on July 1, 2018. We also discussed new National Performance Measure requirements in depth. One set of webinars was held for the FGP and SCP programs (combined) and a second set of webinars was held for RSVP grantees.

For RSVP: Access the recordings, slides, and transcripts in Litmos here.

For FGP and SCP: Access the recordings, slides, and transcripts in Litmos here.

Working with Elder Justice Professionals in Your Community

Thursday, March 8, 2018
3:30-4:30 PM ET

In this webinar, the Department of Justice helped introduce us to Adult Protective Services and the law enforcement community, vital partners in elder justice work. We also heard from members of the Senior Corps community who have successfully forged strong working relationships with these organizations in their own backyards.

Access the recordings, slides, and transcripts in Litmos here.

Protecting Older Americans from Scams and Financial Exploitation

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
3:30-4:30 PM ET

In this webinar, the Department of Justice’s Elder Justice Initiative joined us again to dig deeper into the topic of scams and financial exploitation targeted towards older Americans. We also heard from a Senior Corps grantee in Wisconsin that uses their volunteers to help stop fraud and scams.

Access the recordings, slides, and transcripts in Litmos here.

Senior Corps Tuesday Talks: An Introduction to Elder Abuse

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
3:30-4:30 PM ET

In this webinar, Maria Shumar, Victim Specialist Consultant at the Elder Justice Initiative of the U.S. Department of Justice joined us to offer an overview of elder abuse, including the different types of elder abuse, how to spot warning signs and what you can do to prevent or stop elder abuse in your community. Shannon Gadd also joined us from ElderServe, in Louisville, Kentucky. ElderServe has integrated protection and victim support into its Senior Companion Program. Shannon spoke to us about why they made that choice, how it works practically and the feedback they have received from the community. This is the first in a series of three webinars conducted in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice.

Access the recordings, slides, and transcripts in Litmos here.

Introducing the Evidence-Based Programming Augmentation for 2018

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
3:30-4:30pm ET

In this webinar, we outlined the Evidence-Based Programming Augmentation opportunity for FGP, SCP, and RSVP grants renewing in Fiscal Year 2018. We focused on application requirements and logistics. We covered what an augmentation can fund, how you can submit an application, and what to expect throughout the process.

Please note: While we will briefly reviewed what evidence-based programming is, this was not an in-depth discussion of the topic, due to time constraints. If you would like a more in-depth discussion of evidence-based programming generally, we recommend taking our eCourse on the topic in Litmos.

Click here for this session's slides, recording, transcript, and summary, available in Litmos.

Senior Corps Tuesday Talks: Great Sponsors, Great Programs

Tuesday, January 9, 2018
3:30-4:30pm ET

In this Tuesday Talk, we chatted with two successful program-sponsor teams: Missoula Aging Services, in Missoula, Montana, which hosts all three Senior Corps programs; and the Senior Companion Program of the Center for Social Gerontology at Georgia Southern University. We learned the potential benefits of weaving Senior Corps programs throughout an organization’s mission, how strong buy-in from a sponsor can strengthen a program, and how these teams work together for success.

Click here for this session's slides, recording, transcript, and summary, available in Litmos.

Presenting to Your Peers: Learning from Previous Presenters before the 2018 Senior Corps Convening

Thursday, January 4, 2018
3:30-4:30pm ET

In this webinar, we took a closer look at how grantees can contribute to the agenda of the 2018 Senior Corps Convening. We explained how you can propose your own session, how promising sessions will be identified and what you can expect if your session is selected. We also chatted with colleagues who have presented in similar settings before.

Click here for this session's slides, recording, transcript, and summary, available in Litmos.

How to Get Ready for the 2018 Senior Corps Convening

Wednesday, December 20, 2017
2:00-3:00pm ET

In this webinar, we looked ahead to the 2018 Senior Corps Convening, scheduled for July 16-18, 2018. We discussed the convening's content, how you can get involved and how you can make the most of your time there.

Click here for this session's slides, recording, transcript, and summary, available in Litmos.

Training Series: The Invitation to Apply and Performance Measures for Renewals

Wednesday, December 13 - Wednesday, December 20, 2017

In this series of trainings, we provided an overview of the renewal process and reviewed the Invitation to Apply, the document that outlines what you will need to include in your application, for  grantees renewing their grants on April 1, 2018. We also discussed new National Performance Measure requirements in depth. One set of two webinars was held for the FGP and SCP programs (combined) and a second set of two webinars was held for RSVP grantees.

FGP and SCP: Click here for this session's slides, recording, transcript, and summary, available in Litmos.

RSVP: Click here for this session's slides, recording, transcript, and summary, available in Litmos.

Senior Corps Tuesday Talks: A Practical Toolkit to Address the Opioid Epidemic

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
3:30-4:30pm ET

In this webinar, Heidi Christensen of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships introduced us to their Opioid Epidemic Practical Toolkit. This resource contains practical steps to help organizations bring hope and healing to millions suffering the consequences of opioid abuse disorder. We also discussed the context of Senior Corps and the opioid epidemic, reflecting on the current problem and some ways Senior Corps programs are already beginning to address this pressing challenge.

Click here for the session slides, recording, transcript and summary, available in Litmos.

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