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Families and caregivers:  in the menu "For Older Adults/Families" -- click "Download Resources" 

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

Free Talks for Families & Caregivers

Karin frequently speaks on issues related to aging, dementia, mental health, and caregiving.

Future dates and locations to be announced.

Hear about future classes & events:

Public Educational Opportunities

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. 

Email  if your organization would like to host a Mental Health First Aid class.



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. 

Email  if your organization would like to sponsor a class series for your community.  



Comments from 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.

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!

For Professionals

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. 



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

[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.  

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.

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! 


Karin is excellent, superb, fantastic!


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

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