NIH grant offers free Changing Talk (CHAT) Communication Training for Direct Care Staff

Dr. Kristine Williams and Dr. Carissa Coleman from the University of Kansas School of Nursing are seeking nursing homes nationwide to participate in a NIH-funded research study testing a new online version of the evidence-based Changing Talk (CHAT) communication training program.
CHAT educates staff about reducing elderspeak (infantilizing communication) and results in reduced behavioral symptoms and need for psychotropic medication for residents with dementia. The new online version - Changing Talk: Online Training (CHATO) - consists of three, one-hour interactive online modules that provide flexible and accessible access for staff.
There is no cost to participate and direct-care staff can earn a Certificate of Completion.  To learn more about CHATO and view research and training resources you may click here.
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