Community Health

Program Description

Braking Traffik
Program presented by Rebecca V., MA, LPC, Family Resources

Braking Traffic Logo

Attendees will learn about the different types of trafficking and the vulnerable populations’ traffickers’ target, examining the link between sex trafficking and prior trauma. Red flags will be discussed regarding survivors and their interactions with health care providers as well as the physical and psychological impact of trafficking. Attendees will also leave with referral information and resources to provide patients.

Rebecca has been an employee of Family Resources serving domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking survivors since 2014. She has provided educational, institutional, legal, and medical advocacy for adults and minors within Rock Island County. Rebecca has provided professional trainings to adults as well as educational trainings to high school students. She holds a Master’s degree in Forensic Psychology and is a Licensed Professional Counselor through the State of Illinois. She is currently a Survivor Advocate for Braking Traffik (a program of Family Resources).

Session 1:  For anyone in health care.

1 Friday               Apr. 20                         8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
CRN 11190         HSC – Rm. 205            Fee: FREE

The class is free; however, registration is required.

Session 2:  For the community and anyone in social services.

1 Friday               Apr. 20                         1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
CRN 11442         HSC – Rm. 205            Fee: FREE

The class is free; however, registration is required.

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 3.0 CEs for one session provided for Social Workers, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, and Massage Therapists.


Family-to-Family Program
NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness of the Greater Mississippi Valley

This 12-week evidence-based program is specifically for family members, caregivers and friends of individuals dealing with a mental health condition and is sponsored by National Alliance on Mental Illness of the Greater Mississippi Valley (NAMI).

Although the course is not diagnosis-specific, it covers information about Schizophrenia, Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Panic Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

The curriculum includes:

  • Family responses to trauma
  • Diagnosis and dealing with critical periods
  • The biology of the brain
  • Problem solving workshop
  • Medication review
  • Understanding the inner experience of living with a mental health condition
  • Communication skills workshop
  • Self-care
  • Rehabilitation services available
  • Advocacy and fighting stigma

Each 2 ½ hour class is taught by trained family members who share the same lived experience. Join the many families who have gained information, insight, understanding and empowerment from attending this program. After registration, one of the instructors will contact each registrant for a conversation before the program begins.  All course materials furnished at no cost.

Registration deadline: Apr. 24.

12 Tuesdays       Apr. 17 – July 3            6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
CRN 50233         Bldg. 4 – Conf. Rm.     Fee: FREE

The program is free; however, registration is required.

Conference Rooms are located on the North West side of Building 4 on the 2nd floor.

For additional information, please call NAMI of the Greater Mississippi Valley 563-386-7477.


Immunizations: What Your Child Needs

Join us for an Immunizations Information night. This is NOT a pro/anti vaccinations debate, it is an information night pertaining to immunization schedules; which ones are required versus recommended.  Do you have questions about the “newer” immunizations and what is required? What if you had wanted an exemption but have changed your mind and now want to “catch-up”? All of these are questions will be addresses and much more by a medical professional.

1 Tuesday           July 10                      6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 50234         Bldg. 3 – Rm. 311    Fee: FREE

The class is free; however, registration is required.


Parenting the Love and Logic Way
Instructor: D. Harris

Are you interested in raising self-confident, motivated children who are ready for the real world? The Parenting the Love and Logic Way program gives you loving, yet powerful tools for parenting children of all ages. Leave each class with practical strategies for increasing your child’s cooperation and responsibility. The instructor has practiced Love and Logic as an educator and father for more than 15 years. A $10 workbook fee is due to the instructor at the first class.

4 Thursdays         Apr. 5 – Apr. 26           6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
CRN 11196         Bldg. 3 – Rm. 311        Fee $55

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 10 CEs provided for Social Workers.


Youth Mental Health First Aid USA Training
Program 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. They will 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 and lunch included.

1 Wednesday     June 27                        8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
CRN 50235         Bldg. 3 – Rm. 311        Fee: FREE

The class is free; however, registration is required.

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 8 CEs provided for Social Workers, Massage Therapists, and Nursing Home Administrators.   


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

Training the mind can help us alleviate stress, relieve suffering and cultivate well-being. This course aims to provide students with the tools to improve quality of life by engaging in various techniques such as mental and muscle relaxation, breathing exercises, mindfulness and meditation. We will cover topics such as mind/body connection, the benefits of practicing gratitude and forgiveness, and much more!

4 Wednesdays    Apr. 4 – Apr. 25           6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 11202         Bldg. 1 – Rm. 303        Fee $39

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 6 CEs provided for Social Workers, Nursing Home Administrators, and Massage Therapists.


Caring for Seniors
Instructor: J. Massey, LPN, Certified Dementia Care Specialist and Instructor

If you currently work with aging adults or are preparing to care for an aging family member, these courses will provide strategies for the challenges faced by those in the caregiver role. As our society continues to mature, a significant increase is expected in the need for professional, volunteer or family caregivers for the expanding number of older adults.

Register for one or for both classes.

Safety Skills and Safe Environments – Fall Prevention

1 Wednesday     Apr. 25                         5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 11204         Bldg. 3 – Rm. 302        Fee $35

Caring for the Aging Adult with Special Needs

1 Wednesday     May 2                           5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 11205         Bldg. 3 – Rm. 302        Fee $35

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 2.0 CEs for each session provided for Social Workers, Nursing Home Administrators, Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants, and Massage Therapists.


Senior Caregiver Workshop
Instructor: J. Massey, LPN, Certified Dementia Care Specialist and Instructor / M. Woelke, LMSW, MAG, Certified Dementia Care Specialist and Instructor

Whether you are a family caregiver wondering how to care for your at-home older relative or someone thinking of starting a career in senior health care, this all-day intensive is for you! Basics everyone caring for an elderly person should know will be covered including: common ailments and their characteristics, community resources, types of dementia, dementia communication techniques, types and eligibility for long-term care, personal care skills, and safety skills, including fall prevention and creating a safe environment. There will be a one hour break for lunch on your own from 12-1.

1 Wednesday     June 6                          8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
CRN 50236         Bldg. 3 – Rm. 306        Fee $89

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 7.0 CEs for each session provided for Social Workers, Nursing Home Administrators, Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants, and Massage Therapists.


The Memory Benefits of Mindful Meditation
Instructor: Dr. D. Mizener, Ed.D.

Join Dr. Mizener as she demonstrates how simple meditation techniques and basic breathing can help to improve your memory. She will share current research findings of various contemplative practices and their benefits to your memory and emotional well-being.

1 Tuesday           Apr. 24                         6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 11200         HSC – Rm. 205            Fee $19

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 1.5 CEs provided for Social Workers, Nursing Home Administrators, and Massage Therapists.


Aromatherapy — Using Essential Oils to Energize Your Life
Instructor: S. Adamson, LC, LMT, CE, MR

Aromatherapy diffuser in use with oils nearby

Feeling drained? Not ready to face the day? Learn how aromatherapy, using specific essential oils alone or blends of essential oils, can help to energize and revitalize you! Specific essential oils can help stimulate thinking, decrease headaches and irritability as well as increase focus.

1 Tuesday            Apr. 3                           5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 11208         Bldg. 3 – Rm. 306        Fee $19

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 2.0 CEs provided for Massage Therapists and Social Workers.


Health Benefits of Aromatherapy
Instructor: S. Adamson, LC, LMT, CE, MR

Want to find a possible alternative to traditional medicine? Utilizing essential oils for medicinal purposes has been around for thousands of years. Joint pain, common cold, influenza, nausea, chronic pain, neck pain, sore feet and tension headaches are just a few health issues that can be improved through aromatherapy.

1 Tuesday           Apr. 10                         5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 11209         Bldg. 3 – Rm. 306        Fee $19

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 2.0 CEs provided for Massage Therapists and Social Workers.


Meditation 101
Instructor: Dr. D. Mizener, Ed.D.

Scientists are studying it. Doctors are recommending it. Authors are writing about it. Millions of Americans are practicing it every day. In this course you will learn about the various kinds of meditation, the benefits, and the basic techniques and practice. Come learn how easy it actually is and discover new ways to manage thoughts, of perceiving people and experiencing the world!

4 Wednesdays    Apr. 4 – Apr. 25           1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
CRN 11199         HSC – Rm. 206            Fee $39

4 Tuesdays          July 10 – July 31          6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 50237         HSC – Rm. 206            Fee $39

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 6 CEs provided for Social Workers and Massage Therapists.


The Science of Happiness – Start Your Happiness Project
Instructor: D. Robinson, MLAS

Explore practical approaches to everyday life that can increase the happiness you feel while also learning methods for goal-setting, journaling and self-reflection. You will learn work/life balance skills, time/stress management techniques, tips for strengthening relationships, self-acceptance and letting go of self-criticism. Learn about the science of happiness and how it can be applied to your workplace and personal life for overall benefit. With techniques and simple ideas to shift your outlook on life, this course is your active commitment to beginning your personal Happiness Project.

4 Tuesdays          May 15 – June 5          5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 50238         HSC – Rm. 205            Fee $55

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 8 CEs provided for Social Workers, Nursing Home Administrators, and Massage Therapists.


Cardio Kickboxing
Instructor: T. Gomez

Join us as we combine martial arts with cardio to help increase stamina, improve coordination, and burn calories. Jab, knee, and kick your way through this fun and easy to follow Train Dirty Fitness Cardio Kick class! This high energy workout will challenge every fitness level. Wear comfortable clothing that allows ease of movement.

6 Thursdays        June 7 – July 12          7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 50239         Bldg. 3 – Lower Gym  Fee $39


Hula Hoop Dance for Beginners
Instructor: A. Tonioni

An introduction to hoop dance that emphasizes mindfulness. Welcoming students age 16 and older, this class will take you on a journey toward self-discovery via the hula hoop. Find your fluidity through learning to dance with the hoop and develop peace of mind along the way. No prior experience is needed. Weighted hoops will be available at each class for a $5 usage fee. Or you may purchase a weighted hoop from the instructor at the first class for $30.

6 Wednesdays   June 6 – July 18          7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 50240         Bldg. 3 – Lower Gym  Fee $39

(No class July 4)


Self-Defense for Seniors
Instructor: Corporal C. Fiems

Learn how to avoid scams and safely protect yourself from potential criminals and physical attacks. By changing a few simple habits, you can avoid looking like a target. From how you carry your purse/wallet to where you park your car, all can be altered to increase safety. Join us for this interactive class and leave knowing you can make small changes that will increase your safety.

1 Thursday          June 21                        2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
CRN 50241          Bldg. 4 – Conf. Rm.     Fee $10


Ladies-Only Self-Defense
Instructor: Corporal C. Fiems

Being able to recognize dangerous situations and knowing how to escape them can be lifesaving skills. Join us for an interactive class that emphasizes awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance. Learn what small changes you can make that will have a great impact on your safety.

1 Thursday          June 21                        6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 50242         Bldg. 4 – Conf. Rm.     Fee $10