Covid-19: A Guide for Direct Care Workers
This web-based training was developed as a free resource in March 2020 to provide timely information about the infection. It has been updated several times to keep the content as current as possible.
The COVID-19 Vaccine: Facts for Direct Care Workers
was developed in 2021 to dispel myths about vaccination and encourage direct care workers to protect themselves and their clients.
Working with the Media
Part of a series of courses for property managers on how to manage a management company, this course uses a mock-newscast format to provide guidance for working with the media. It includes videos followed by interactive activities such as identifying the components of an inverted pyramid, putting the sections of a tv news story in the correct order, and choosing the best option from different video scenarios. Made with Articulate Storyline.
Delegating to Empower Your Team
Part of a series of courses on leadership for property managers, this course uses a comic book format to teach delegation skills. Students follow the story of John as he learns how to delegate tasks to his team. The course includes Interactive activities and culminates in a self-assessment quiz. Made with Articulate Storyline.
Winner of a bronze medal for custom content in the Brandon Hall Learning Awards, this course helps adoptive parents understand the challenges of raising a child of a different race.
Students hear stories from transracial adoptees and parents, consider how to respond to hurtful and insensitive comments, and explore diversity in their own lives.
The Journey of Attachment
Fostering attachment is a crucial component in parenting but is more challenging with children adopted after infancy.
This course lets prospective adoptive parents experience the kinds of situations they might face with adopted children, using branching to deliver different outcomes depending on their responses. Additional resources and stories from parents and adoption professionals are provided for guidance.
Social Determinants of Health
A video combining Vyond animation and stock video to explain the social determinants of health.
How to Perform Digital Stimulation
A Vyond video teaching non-medical home caregivers how to perform digital stimulation for clients with spinal cord injuries.
Sam’s Story: Part 1
Included in the course Recognizing and Preventing Caregiver Burnout, this is one of many videos illustrating the challenges that caregivers face that lead to burnout.
Trouble in Apartment 3-G
Part one of a series of videos addressing hoarding as a disability for a course on fair housing.
Let’s Talk Turkey Trivia Game
How well do you know your Thanksgiving facts?
A fun trivia quiz made in Articulate Storyline.
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- Preventing Caregiver Burnout: Guidance for Agency Owners
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- The 411 on Adoption Home Studies (pdf)
- Choosing to Adopt (pdf)
NOTE: These are a few examples of content I’ve developed during my career. Additional samples are available upon request.