Reminder: Retirement reception for Liz Hessler this Wednesday (Dec. 12)

After a 29-year career with the state and 19 years with UW-Green Bay, Liz Hessler will be retiring from her position in Behavioral Health Training Partnership (BHTP) at the start of the new year. BHTP invites you to join them as they celebrate Hessler’s career and wish her well in retirement. The reception will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 in Rose Hall 315 from Noon to 2 p.m. Cake and refreshments will be served.

Reminder: Retirement reception for Liz Hessler, Dec. 12

After a 29-year career with the state and 19 years with UW-Green Bay, Liz Hessler will be retiring from her position in Behavioral Health Training Partnership (BHTP) at the start of the new year. BHTP invites you to join them as they celebrate Hessler’s career and wish her well in retirement. The reception will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 in Rose Hall 315 from Noon to 2 p.m. Cake and refreshments will be served.

Crisis Grant Dementia Kickoff

UW-Green Bay Dementia advocates hope to train more trainers: have a ripple effect of dementia-friendly communities around the state

More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimers. Every 66 seconds, someone in the U.S. develops the disease. In 2016, Alzheimer’s and dementia will cost the nation $236 billion. UW-Green Bay is helping lead the way in dementia crisis care.

In November, champions of dementia care from nine Wisconsin counties and from a number of agencies met at UW-Green Bay in mid-November to begin training and support to counties and their providers in an effort to improve crisis interventions for persons with dementia. UW-Green Bay’s Behavioral Health Training Partnership www.uwgb.edu/bhtp/ is leading the effort with a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services/Division of Care and Treatment Services. More than 50 county crisis workers, adult protective services workers, people who work in aging disability and resource centers, and family-managed care organizations, nursing home directors and activity coordinators, law enforcement and the Alzheimer’s Association were invited.

The first meeting was to identify task force members, trainers, and county champions to facilitate up to 10 trainings by June 30, 2017 around the state and continue to provide training to crisis responders after the grant expires. Secondly, the grant will help build a dementia-friendly community, using a toolkit designed to guide the process.

BHTP receives grant for closer look at dementia

The Behavioral Health Training Partnership (BHTP) at UWGB has received a $95,661 grant to improve understanding and crisis response to individuals living with dementia. The BHTP team, Sharon Locklin, Jessica Delzer and Gail Trimberger, will work with community partners over the next nine months to develop and implement regional trainings related to this important topic. The mission of the Behavioral Health Training Partnership is to collaboratively inform, encourage and assure regional best practices in behavioral health services. See the BHTP website for more.