Community Health - Black Hawk College

Community Health

Program Description

In-person vs. virtual classroom vs. online?

  • An in-person class provides the traditional on-site instruction.
  • A virtual classroom provides real-time, online instruction. A student is responsible for the technology needed to attend the class.
  • An online class provides online instruction but not in real-time. A student is responsible for the technology needed to complete the class.

 

Becoming a Foster Parent  

Presented by The Foster Care Alliance

Have you ever considered becoming a foster parent but weren’t sure where to start? Do you have questions regarding qualifications or if this is the right fit for you?  Representatives from the Foster Care Alliance will be available to help. The Foster Care Alliance promotes cooperation among foster care agencies in the Quad Cities. Their goal is to educate and support foster families and to nurture and protect children in the child welfare system.  Close to 28,000 children are in foster care in Illinois and Iowa with more children entering the system every day. Come to this free informational session to learn how you can help a foster child.
1 Saturday             Oct. 23                         9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Outreach – Rm. 204                                 Fee FREE

In-person CRN 80765              Virtual classroom CRN 80766
The session is FREE; however, registration is required.

 

Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa

Presented by Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa (BIAIA)

Founded in 1980, the Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa (BIAIA) is the second charter chapter of the Brain Injury Association, Inc. Members include people with brain injuries, their family members, and their friends and professionals who work with people who have had brain and head injuries. Major causes of brain injuries include, but are not limited to: stroke, falls, motor vehicle crashes, medical conditions and sports-related injuries. Brain injury is often called a “silent epidemic” because many of the effects are invisible. BIAIA works to support, assist and advocate for persons with acquired brain injury and for their families. Join us as we learn about their support groups and services for people and their families.

1 Tuesday            Nov. 9                          6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Outreach – Rm. 204                                 Fee FREE

In-person CRN 80767

The session is FREE; however, registration is required

 

Adult Mental Health First Aid USA Training   

Presented by Bridgeway                                  

This course is designed to teach the community and professionals how to respond when a person is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.

Please note – This course does not teach how to diagnose or counsel, but how to help a person needing early intervention or crisis assistance.

Participants will:

  • Understand the prevalence of mental illness in the United States.
  • Understand the importance of stigma reduction.
  • Learn risk factors and warning signs of specific illnesses such as anxiety, depression, self-injury, eating disorders, psychosis and addiction.
  • Engage in experiential activities that build understanding of the impact of illness.
  • Learn a five-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to assess the situation, to select and implement appropriate interventions, and to help the individual in crisis connect with the appropriate professional care.

Manual included.

1 Friday                Sept. 10                       8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

HSC – Rm. 205                                           Fee FREE

In person CRN 80768

The session is FREE; however, registration is required.

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 8 CEs provided for social workers, massage therapists, nursing home administrators, dietitian/nutrition counselors, physical therapists and physical therapist assistants through the State of Illinois.

 

Youth Mental Health First Aid USA Training  

Presented by Bridgeway                         

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach the community and professionals how to respond when a youth is experiencing a mental health problem or a mental health crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with youth ages 12-18. Gain knowledge of the potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, psychosis, substance abuse disorders, self-injury, disruptive disorders (including ADHD) and eating disorders. The class will include a five-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to assess the situation, to select and implement appropriate interventions, and to help the individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional care.

Please note – This course does not teach how to diagnose or counsel, but how to help a person needing early intervention or crisis assistance. Manual included.

1 Friday                Oct. 15                         8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

HSC – Rm. 205                                          Fee FREE

In-person CRN 80769

The session is FREE; however, registration is required

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 8 CEs provided for social workers, massage therapists, nursing home administrators, dietitian/nutrition counselors, physical therapists and physical therapist assistants through the State of Illinois.

 

The Art of Healing Part I

Instructor: Dr. D. Mizener, Ed.D.

Throughout our existence, we have been told of individuals who have healed themselves from various illnesses. This phenomenon has often been referred to as “medical miracles” or “unexpected remissions.” Recently, researchers decided to interview people who survived illnesses and have identified seven keys to healing. Learn about the factors that influence our health, quality and length of life and practice techniques that have been shown to be effective and beneficial to our health. This class will be held via Zoom.

4 Tuesdays          Sept. 7 – Sept. 28        6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Virtual Classroom CRN 80770                 Fee $35

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 4 CEs provided for social workers, massage therapists, nursing home administrators, physical therapists and physical therapist assistants through the State of Illinois.

 

The Art of Healing Part II

Instructor: Dr. D. Mizener, Ed.D.

The Art of Healing Part I is not a prerequisite. Research has identified several common factors that individuals have utilized to heal themselves from severe and chronic illness.  These same factors can also be used to help prevent illnesses.  During this course, we will examine what these valuable factors are as well as how to apply and implement them into our everyday lives.  This class will be held via Zoom.

4 Tuesdays          Oct. 5 – Oct. 26           6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Virtual Classroom CRN 80771                 Fee $35

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 4 CEs provided for social workers, massage therapists, nursing home administrators, physical therapists and physical therapist assistants through the State of Illinois.

 

Nutrition Basics

Instructor: D. Skelton

In this course, you’ll learn basic facts about nutrition and how food choices affect individuals in various age groups with different individual needs. Learn what nutrients are and how the body uses them and gain an understanding of what vitamins and minerals are and how they improve a person’s health.  Explore healthy foods that are rich in nutrients as well as those that can be harmful to the body. Learn ways to promote good nutritional health when working with clients for their overall well-being.

3 Wednesdays     Oct. 6 – Oct. 20             5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Outreach – Rm. 406                                 Fee $75

In-person CRN 80772

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 6 CEs provided for social workers, nursing home administrators, dietitian/nutrition counselors, massage therapists, physical therapists and physical therapist assistants through the State of Illinois.

 

Modified Diets

Instructor: D. Skelton

This class will introduce and increase your understanding of modified or therapeutic diets. The various types of modified diets will be discussed as well as the reasons dietary changes might be implemented. Learn how to ensure proper nutrition when dietary modification is necessary and discuss ways to apply this understanding to your work with patients.

3 Wednesdays     Nov. 3 – Nov. 17         5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Outreach – Rm. 406                                  Fee $75

In-person CRN 80773

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 6 CEs provided for social workers, nursing home administrators, dietitian/nutrition counselors, massage therapists, physical therapists and physical therapist assistants through the State of Illinois.

 

American Heart Association Health Care Provider Training Course (BLS-CPR)

Instructor:  J. Hines

The American Heart Association designed the BLS for Health Care Providers Course to prepare a wide variety of health care professionals to recognize several life-threatening emergencies and to provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely, and effective manner. The course includes adult, child, and infant skills in both the out-of-hospital and in-hospital settings. Fee includes manual and BLS-CPR card.

1 Wednesday       Aug. 11                        5:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Outreach – Rm. 407                                 Fee $65

In-person CRN 80628

 

1 Wednesday       Aug 18                         5:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Outreach – Rm. 407                                 Fee $65

In-person CRN 80629

 

1 Wednesday       Nov. 10                        5:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Outreach – Rm. 407                                 Fee $65

In-person CRN 80774

 

1 Wednesday       Dec. 1                          5:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Outreach – Rm. 407                                 Fee $65

In-person CRN 80775

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 4 CEs provided for social workers, nursing home administrators, massage therapists, physical therapists and physical therapist assistants through the State of Illinois.

 

Zumba                                         

Instructor: T. Gomez

Combine motivating music and high energy with unique moves and combinations that allow you to dance away your worries. Zumba is fun, easy and can be done at your own level. The music will move from today’s songs to Latin and international music. Routines will feature aerobic/fitness with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Please wear comfortable clothing that allows ease of movement.

6 Thursdays     Aug. 26 – Sept. 30            7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Bldg. 3 – Lower Gym                                Fee $49

In-person CRN 80776

 

STRONG                                

Instructor: T. Gomez

Start training to the beat with moves synced to original music. In each class, you’ll burn calories while toning arms, legs, abs and glutes with moves like high knees, burpees, jumping jacks, lunges, squats, and kickboxing. In this class, expect to change up the music and moves frequently to make sure you’re always challenged to the max. Please wear comfortable clothing that allows ease of movement.

6 Thursdays          Oct. 7 – Nov. 18          7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Bldg. 3 – Lower Gym                                 Fee $49

In-person CRN 80777

(No class Nov. 11)

 

Belly Dancing                                    

Instructor: B. Lancial

For centuries, this dance has been used to maintain good health for the mind, body and spirit. You will be introduced to the basic principles of belly dance, as well as some more advanced movements, giving the knowledge to create your own routines whether for performance or a fun workout at home. This class is welcoming to all shapes and sizes. Please wear comfortable clothing that allows ease of movement.

6 Wednesdays     Sept. 1 – Oct. 6           6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Bldg. 3 – Lower Gym                                 Fee $49

In-person CRN 80778