The Family Support Research and Training Center (FSRTC) at the Institute on Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago (IDHD-UIC) has partnered with The Research and Training Center at the Institute on Community Integration at the University of Minnesota to develop a new online course. The course is to provide information and training on working with family caregivers to staff of the No Wrong Door System such as those working at Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs). This online course will help these staff understand family caregiver multi-faceted needs and provide information and resources to help address the needs of family caregivers.
On, February 26, 2016, FSRTC hosted a planning session for the online course. Participants from different states brought their unique perspectives as family members, recipients of care, caregivers and professionals working with families, and shared their ideas and insights about what should be included in this course. This new course will be available as part of the Person-Centered Counseling Training curricula for the No Wrong Door System, which is offered through DirectCourse, a collaboration between the University of Minnesota and Elsevier. Participants reflected on this planning session and reported that it was informative, engaging and fun.