Following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, there was a need for programs to help both the public and professionals deal with the losses. One of the first programs developed was a series of free educational programs called Grief and Renewal. This program was later expanded into our Continuing Education Workshop (CEU) presentations.
Currently these programs are being offered to Health Care Professionals including Nurses, Social Workers, LPCs, Ministers, and anyone interested in the presented topic. Each year we give approximately 20 CEU presentations; many of these are at East Jefferson General Hospital, on the Eastbank and West Jefferson Medical Center on the Westbank. Topics have covered health, mental health and community issues including: Gait Disturbances in Older Adults, Obsessive Compulsive Behavior, Alzheimer’s Disease: The Power of Reminiscence, The Benefits of Chocolate,: the New Health Food, Medical, Nursing and Social Work Ethics, The Ill Patient: How to Have a Conversation, and AIM presentations.
One of the benefits of this program to the community is that as a provider of Continuing Education or CEU credits for our workshops, many professionals can obtain the necessary education to maintain their practice licenses at a minimal cost.
Another benefit of this program was that starting in the Spring 2017, we have been partnering with Eventbrite to make registering for all of our workshops more efficient and easier for our participants to register and to obtain their CEU certifications. Check our website, www.akulafoundation.com, for our current CEU schedule.