Training for Department of Social Services

Programs for Caregivers working in Virginia's Licensed Assisted Living and Adult Day Care Facilities

Developed jointly by the Division of Licensing Programs and the VCU's Department of Gerontology, these training programs are made possible through the use of Assisted Living and Adult Day Care facility licensing fees. Programs are provided exclusively for employees of Licensed Assisted Living facilities and Adult Day Care Centers in Virginia.


Spring/Summer 2017 Schedule of Training – Dates/Sites/Topics

Program Learning Objectives for Current Training Sessions:

Registration Forms

Directions to Training Sites

Continuing Education Credits


Spring/Summer 2017 Schedule of Training

Most programs are scheduled from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Sign-in begins at 8:30 am. 

(NOTE: Exception to begin and end times are listed for Fairfax which is scheduled from 9:00 am - 3:30 pm. Sign-in begins at 8:30 am.)






Ethical Decision Making


Gerontology Boot Camp

Navigating Transitions:

Bully Free Zones



Southwest VA Higher
Education Center
Room 222
1 Partnership Cr
Abingdon, VA 24210
2/28/2017 3/15/2017 CANCELLED


No Training


Fairfax County
Government Center
12000 Gov't. Center Pkwy
Conference Room 120-C
Fairfax, VA 22035
2/7/2017 3/14/2017 4/4/2017 5/2/2017 6/13/17
Embassy Suites
1700 Coliseum Dr
Hampton, VA 23666
2/16/2017 3/29/2017 4/11/2017 5/3/2017 6/14/17
Trinity Family Life Center
Solomon's Court
3601 Dill Road
Richmond, VA 23222


3/22/2017 4/18/2017 5/24/2017 6/7/17
Westerre Conference Center
3831 Westerre Parkway
Henrico, VA 23233
2/7/2017 3/8/2017 4/12/2017 5/10/2017 6/13/17
Salem Civic Center,
Parlor A
1001 Roanoke Boulevard
Salem, Virginia 24153
2/15/2017 3/2/2017 4/25/2017 5/18/2017 6/6/17
Virginia Beach
TCC/Virginia Beach Joint Use Library
Meeting Room L102-103
1700 College Crescent
Virginia Beach, VA 23453
2/9/2017 3/21/2017 4/20/2017 5/16/2017 6/1/17
Hampton Inn & Suites
1150 Motel Drive
Woodstock, VA 22664
2/22/2017 3/7/2017 4/6/2017 5/31/2017 6/15/17

Adult Day Care Center Online Webinar Training Series

Dementia: It's Not Just Alzheimer's (A four part webinar series)

Live webinar to be held April 25, 2017 -- 1:00pm-2:30pm 

Please view the ADCC Flyer for more information

Learning Objectives

At the end of this training, participants will have an increased understanding of:

  • Person Centered Care
  • Symptoms of depression in older adults
  • Symptoms of dementia in older adults
  • Ability to differentiate between depression and dementia
  • Forms of dementia due to diagnoses other than Alzheimer's Disease, as well as delirium and alcholic dementia

*Case studes and examples will come from Adult Day Care settings

Individualized Service Plan: Meeting Resident/Participant Needs

Learning Objectives

At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Increased familiarity with the Virginia licensing standards related to individualized service plans.
  • Increased understanding of the purpose of the uniform assessment instrument.
  • Increased understanding of the importance of the individualized service plan.
  • Increased understanding of the importance of interdisciplinary assessment of residents.
  • Increased ability to interpret assessments to determine resident needs.
  • Increased ability to develop and use goal-oriented individualized service plans.

Ethical Decision Making

At the end of this training, participants will have a/an:

  • Clearer Understanding of the influence of Ethical Decision Making principles in a healthcare setting.
  • Greater familiarity with different approaches through Ethical Decision Making.
  • Increased skill at defining the key elements of and Ethical Decision Making framework for resolving ethical delimmas. 
  • Increased skill at applying Ethical Decision Making principles in diverse settings through case studies.

Gerontology Boot Camp 

Learning Objectives

At the end of this training, participants will have an:

  • Increased understanding of the biological, psychological, sociological, and spiritual norms of aging.
  • Increased understanding about current trends and research in Gerontology and its application to work in care settings. 
  • Increased ability to identify aging-related sterotypes and myths that perpetuate ageism. 
  • Increased understanding about how to educate others about normal aging processes. 

Navigating the Transitions in Long-Term Care: Creating Bully Free Zones

Learning Objectives

At the end of this training, participants will have an:

  • Increased understanding about what makes for a successful transition into and withing assisted living and aduly day care settings.
  • Ability to identify how to help older adults make successful transitions into and within assisted living and adult day care settings.
  • Increased ability to recognize the signs of social bullying in assisted living and adult day care settings.
  • Ability to identify how to prevent and respond to bullying in assisted living and adult day care settings. 

Registration Form

Below is the link for the registration forms for the Spring 2017 Training Programs, which you can print off and send to the Department of Gerontology. If you have any questions, please feel free to call our hotline at (804) 828-9060.

NOTE: Registrations must be received at the Department of Gerontology 10 business days prior to the training date. Certificates will not be available at the training to late registrants, but will be mailed at a later date.

Spring 2017 Brochure

Summer 2017 Brochure

Now accepting credit card payments.

On-line Registration at:

(Note: Select "Gerontology" from the Sponsor drop down menu to see a listing of all of our programs)

Directions to Training Sites

By clicking on any of the sites below, you will be directed to the Map Quest website where you can enter your starting address to get the driving directions to each of the training sites.

Southwest Virginia Higher Center Campus:
Room#130 One Partnership Circle
Abingdon, Virginia 24210


Fairfax County Government Center
Conference Room 2-3
12000 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035

Embassy Suites
1700 Coliseum Drive
Hampton, VA 23666

Westerre Conference Center
3831 Westerre Parkway
Henrico, VA 23233

Trinity Family Life Center
3601 Dill Rd
Richmond, VA 23222

Salem Civic Center
1001 Roanoke Boulevard
Salem, VA 24153

TCC/VA Beach Joint Use Library
1700 College Crescent 
Virginia Beach, VA 23453

Riverside Doctor's Hospital
Main Conference Room
1500 Commonwealth Ave
Williamsburg, VA 23185


Hampton Inn& Suites
1150 Motel Drive
Woodstock, VA 22664

Continuing Education Credits

Each site will have the appropriate forms available for continuing education credit the day of the training. Mail the completed form and processing fee to the VCU Department of Gerontology, P.O. Box 980228, Richmond, VA 23298-0228. The deadline for requesting CEUs is two weeks after the last training date.

CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS: This course meets the criteria of Virginia Commonwealth University and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. 0.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be awarded by letter and recorded by Virginia Commonwealth University. There is a $10.00 processing fee.

**NEW: Online application and advance payment of CEUs will now be accepted during online registration for each training course. Upon registering for a training, you will be asked to select if you want to receive CEU credit for the course. A $10 processing fee will be added to your total. You must complete the online CEU application form during registration. Refunds will not be given for no-show attendance.  If you have any questions, please email

Attendees will no longer need to apply for NAB credits for trainings offered by VCU´s Department of Gerontology through the support of DSS as additional documentation of attendance is not required.These trainings meet 18VAC95-30-70 B of the Regulations Governing the Practice of Assisted Living Facility Administrators: "In order for continuing education to be approved by the board [LTCA], it [training] shall be related to the domains of practice for residential care/assisted living and approved or offered by NAB, an accredited educational institution or a governmental agency."

Please maintain original copies of your Certificate of Attendance as it is your responsibility to maintain records of your continuing education for licensing. If you have any questions about continuing education requirements for licensed assisted living administrators, please contact the Virginia Board of Long Term Care Administrators at (804)367-4595.

Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in education without regard to race, creed, gender, national origin, age, or handicap.