Trainer: Ruben Rivera-Jackman, MNP
Our behaviors are a demonstration of who we are and how we communicate our response to daily living. Older-adults with mental health conditions are a heterogenous population, most of whom live and want to continue to remain in their community. Through various educational techniques, this comprehensive will provide guidelines for supporting adults with mental health conditions in the independent housing setting.
At the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
1. Understand the barriers that older-adults face when accessing mental health services
2. Identify strategies for respond to a mental health crisis
3. Develop a plan of action for older-adults experiencing mental health Decompensation
4. Apply appropriate housing recommendations
Ruben Rivera-Jackman, MNPL, speaker, trainer and nonprofit leadership consultant, has an accomplished 25+ year career as a nonprofit leader, with practical experience in, and solid understanding of, a diverse range of management, program development and service delivery applications. Mr. Rivera-Jackman has a passion for working with, and advocating on behalf of, older adults, and has a natural ability for providing instruction and training for adult learners. In February 2017, Ruben accepted a new opportunity to serve as the new Director of Resident Services for the Senior Housing Assistance Group (SHAG), one of the largest non-profit affordable housing providers in the Puget Sound area. SHAG manages 41 LIHTC communities serving over 5,000 older-adult households. He previously served for 12 years as a Senor Resident Services Manager at the King County Housing Authority. Mr. Rivera-Jackman was the recipient of the 2011 American Association of Service Coordinators (AASC).