Community Health

Program Description

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

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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

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

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

The sessions are FREE; however, registration is required.


Helping Children with Difficulties

Instructor: D. Harris

These one-night workshops are designed to help parents, caregivers, teachers, social workers and anyone dealing with troubled youth. There may not be a perfect or easy solution, but there is a way forward for you and your child. Each session covers strategies and concrete actions. The instructor has been an educator of troubled youth for 30 years. Pick a class that fits your needs at the moment or attend all four sessions.

4 Thursdays    Feb. 8 & 22, Mar. 8 & 22        6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
CRN 11191    Outreach – Rm. 204          Fee $57

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 10 CEs for the four session class and 2.5 CEs for each individual session below provided for Social Workers.

My Child is Being Bullied

1 Thursday     Feb. 8                        6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
CRN 11192    Outreach – Rm. 204   Fee $19

My Kid Won’t Listen

1 Thursday     Feb. 22                      6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
CRN 11193    Outreach – Rm. 204   Fee $19

My Middle Schooler is Going Down the Wrong Path

1 Thursday     Mar. 8                        6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
CRN 11194    Bldg. 3 – Rm. 306      Fee $19

Nothing Works with My High School Student

1 Thursday     Mar. 22                      6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
CRN 11195    Bldg. 3 – Rm. 306      Fee $19


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.


Adult Mental Health First Aid USA Training
Program 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 and lunch included.

1 Wednesday Mar. 14                 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
CRN 11197    HSC – Rm. 206     Fee: FREE

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

The session is FREE; however, registration is required.


Becoming a Foster Parent
Presented by 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 as well as a foster parent will be available to help with these questions and more. The Foster Care Alliance promotes cooperation among foster care agencies in the Illinois and Iowa Quad Cities. Their goal is to educate and support foster families and to nurture and protect children in the child welfare system. The Alliance is comprised of five agencies: Bethany for Children & Families, the Center for Youth & Family Solutions, the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services, Lutheran Social Services of Illinois and Four Oaks Family Connections in Iowa. There are over 22,000 children 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 Wednesday      Mar. 7                 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 11356                                    Bldg. 3-Rm. 311    Fee: FREE

The session is FREE; however, registration is required.


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           Feb. 7 – Feb. 28         6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 11198       Outreach – Rm. 406    Fee $39

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

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

1Tuesday       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.


Loosen Up and Lighten Up
Instructor: J. Grice, LPN, CPR Certified Instructor, CPI

Let the good times roll as you learn the importance of laughter to balancing your total well-being. Laughter is a powerful antidote that benefits you physically, mentally, and socially. LOL coming your way in this class.

1 Thursday     Jan. 18                      6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 11051    Outreach – Rm. 106   Fee $19

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


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.


Caregiver Boot Camp
Instructor: J. Grice, LPN, CPR Certified Instructor, CPI

Being a family caregiver can be a challenge but you don’t have to do it alone. Get help navigating the challenges of care giving. Learn about the aging process, memory loss and common chronic diseases. Take home new communication skills and techniques for handling difficult situations.

1 Thursday     Mar. 8                   6:00 – 9:30 p.m.
CRN 11203    Bldg. 3 – Rm. 311 Fee $59

*Includes Family & Friends CPR instruction

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 3.5 CEs provided for Social Workers, Nursing Home Administrators, Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants.


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.


Introduction to Aromatherapy
Instructor: S. Adamson, LC, LMT, CE, MR

The use of aromatherapy dates back to ancient times where it was used for therapeutic, spiritual, medicinal, hygienic and ritualistic purposes in many cultures. This blending workshop will recognize fifteen essential oils and their individual properties and will consist of customizing aromatherapy blends and how to use them in your everyday life.

1 Tuesday      Mar. 6                   5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 11206    Bldg. 3 – Rm. 311 Fee $19

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


Aromatherapy — Using Essential Oils for Relaxation and Sleep
Instructor: S. Adamson, LC, LMT, CE, MR

Do you suffer from stress, insomnia, anxiety, restlessness and fatigue? Do you have trouble unplugging, winding down or sleeping? Specific essential oils and blends of those oils known for their soothing and calming properties have been used for thousands of years to help people relax and sleep better. Enjoy an evening learning how to improve your sleep and ultimately your mood!

1 Tuesday      Mar. 20                 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 11207    Bldg. 3 – Rm. 311 Fee $19

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


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

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.


Reflexology I
Instructor: S. Adamson, LC, LMT, CE, MR

Reflexology involves pressure to the feet and hands with specific thumbs, finger and hand techniques. Rest your feet and revive your interest in health and wellness with this fun, interactive class. Learn the basic reflexology points that you can use on yourself for better health every day.

1 Tuesday      Feb. 13                      5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
CRN 11210    Outreach – Rm. 406   Fee $39

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


Reflexology II
Instructor: S. Adamson, LC, LMT, CE, MR

This class takes a more in-depth look at the practice of pressure techniques. Reflexology is considered an effective way to alleviate stress and muscle pain. Come explore the benefits.

1 Tuesday      Feb. 27                      5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
CRN 11211    Outreach – Rm. 406   Fee $39

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


Yoga
Instructor: L. Miotto

Bring your body and mind together in one harmonious experience. Improve your breathing capacity and increase your flexibility and strength through a focus on traditional yoga poses, breath work, balance and relaxation. All levels are welcome. Bring a yoga mat or a large towel and dress in comfortable, loose-fitting clothing.

6 Tuesdays     Jan. 23 – Feb. 27       6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 11212    Outreach – Rm. 407   Fee $45


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    Jan. 25 – Mar. 1         7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 11213    Bldg. 3 – Lower Gym  Fee $39


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. Wear comfortable clothing that allows ease of movement.

6 Wednesdays           Jan. 31 – Mar. 7          7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 11214       Bldg. 3 – Lower Gym  Fee $39


Zumba – Find Your Way to Fun and Fitness
Instructor: T. Gomez

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

6 Thursdays    Mar. 22 – Apr. 26       7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 11221    Bldg. 3 – Lower Gym  Fee $39 


5K Your Way!
Instructor: E. LaMadrid

Walkers, joggers and runners welcome! Join us as we help you to develop an individualized plan to walk, jog or run a 5K; whether it is your first 5K or 50th! Our experienced instructor can help you build the stamina to complete a 5K and/or help you structure a plan to improve your time. This course will cover pre- and post-workout stretching as well as how to deal with typical exercise injuries. Class will meet at the outdoor track at Black Hawk College (weather-permitting) as well as the indoor track (if inclement weather).

8 Tuesdays   Mar. 27 – May 15          6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
CRN 11222     Bldg. 3 – Outdoor Track      Fee $39


Family & Friends® CPR
Instructor: J. Grice, LPN, CPR Certified Instructor, CPI

Learn the lifesaving skills of adult Hands-Only™ CPR, child CPR with breaths, adult and child AED use, infant CPR and relief of choking in an adult, child or infant. Skills are taught in a group environment by using the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which provides students with the most hands-on CPR practice time possible. Family & Friends CPR is for individuals (16 and over) who want to learn CPR but do not need a course completion card in CPR for their job. This course is ideal for students, new parents, grandparents, babysitters and others interested in learning how to save a life.

1 Thursday      Mar. 1                        6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
CRN 11223                 Bldg. 3 – Rm. 311         Fee $50


Directions to Building 3, lower gym

Enter the northwest door to Building 3. Take an immediate left down the stairs to the bottom floor. At the bottom floor, turn left and enter through the second set of doors on the right. The lower gym is located in the middle of the track (second door on the right, next to the fitness center.)