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Professionals:  go to the "For Professionals" page -- links are at the bottom.

Educational Events for Families and Caregivers

Free Public Educational Talks

On Issues Related to Aging, Dementia, and Caregiving

Summer dates and locations to be announced.



September 12, Wednesday, 6pm

Relationship Changes in Dementia

at Aegis Callahan House

15100  1st Ave NE, Shoreline 98155

RSVP to 206-417-9747




In this series of six 90-minute classes, family caregivers learn how to take better care of themselves while caring for a loved one. 


ACCS plans to offer this class at no charge to caregivers, thanks to support from sponsoring organizations. 

If your organization would like to sponsor a class series for your community, please email  



Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis.  

In an engaging and interactive 8-hour course, you learn: 

  • risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, 
  • strategies for how to help in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and 
  • where to turn for help.  

Karin is a certified instructor for Mental Health First Aid and for Mental Health First Aid for Older Adults. 

If your organization would like to host a MHFA class, 

please email  



Comments from event evaluations:

Extremely well presented and informative. Thank you!

You helped me understand what's going on and how to handle things.

This was really enlighting, very helpful -- thank you so much!

It supported what I am doing.

Karin was engaging and informational!!

Very informative. 

Resource handouts were wonderful.

Karin is a great speaker, and funny! She makes hard topics more enjoyable.

You were great. 

It was awesome!




Hear about future classes & events:

Trainings for Professionals

August 28: Consult Group

Aging Care Consultation Services and Aging for Life are pleased to co- sponsor this FREE mental health consultation group for professionals working with older adults. The group will meet five times a year for a brown-bag lunch from 12noon to 1:30pm on selected Tuesdays:   

This year:  August 28 and October 30.

In 2019:  February 26, April 30, June 25, August 27, and October 29.

CEU classes

Karin often teaches classes and seminars that can be counted toward the training requirements for the Geriatric Mental Health Specialist credential.   

Email to be notified of future classes, 

or to request topics of interest. 

Other great classes

Terri Haaga of Aging for Life 

regularly offers full-day CEU classes on various topics in geriatric mental health.  

See her website for more details. 

What professionals said in class evaluations

There was a real range of backgrounds and experience in that group, and I appreciate how you tried to tailor it to be meaningful to the whole group.

[We were] dumbfounded by the number of ways we are not equipped to serve those who enter our doors. Thank you for opening our eyes, and preparing us to learn more, understand better, and serve more thoroughly in our community.  

Thank you was a very eye opening class, both personally and professionally! 


Good pace, interesting 

examples helped in learning. 


I enjoyed your class and 

your style! Thank you! 


Thank you for covering this topic thoroughly.


I enjoyed your class.  I plan to attend more of your trainings in the future!

The half day... works great for me as it's so hard to get time off, & my attention span dwindles in day long trainings.


Karin is excellent, superb, fantastic!


Thank you -- absolutely wonderful, educational, and clearly organized and presented training. 

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