Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Linda shared these training opprotunities with me. Hope some of you can make the one tonight "There is a great training on Tuesday the 29th that a lot of Peer Parents might need and especially new ones. It is on ADHD. It is from 6-8 PM and will be held at the Utah Foster Care Foundation. 5296 S Commerce Drive (4th floor), Murray 84107. It is also good for 2 hours training credit for re-licensing for foster parents. Foster parents should RSVP through the foundation or by e-mailing Liz Rivera at: liz.rivera@utahfostercare.org or they and non foster can just let me know they are coming. I am sponsoring this training. Another one to come in April that I am also sponsoring is on the 20th from 6-8 PM and also at the foundation. It is on Nutrition and is being offered by the Utah State Extension service."

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

At The Inservice

It is great to be back. We had a great turn out. Thanks for everyone who brought something to eat. Bonnie's chicken was scrumptious and Robert's chili was yummy.
It was announced that on April 13th, 12:00 to 2:00, Peer Parenting will participate in a Provider's Fair. It will be at the Oquirh office (which is almost to 201 on Bangerter.) Case workers from around the region will be there for a dessert contest. I will be there with materials from the Resource room and brochures. This will be a good time to get to know the case workers. The more the case workers know about our program the more they will refer clients. And the more than get to know YOU the more you will be requested on cases. Anyone wanting to participate contact me a head of time so that we can stagger times to cover the table.
We had a good discussion on why and how to close a case.
The biggest change is the need to have a team meeting before you close any case. In cases that aren't going so well, it is important to try to make sure you have the support of the team, and have exhausted all the avenues to making it a successful case. . In 'great' cases, it is time to have a celebratory meeting and/or a party.
The other change is that I will be generating certificates form this office. There is a form of course. I have also developed check list for both opening and closing cases. As soon as possible those will be included here on the blog but for now I will email them to you when needed.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Gentle reminders

I am so glad to be back. I feel better than I have in years but my stamina is still pretty low. It is my plan to use this blog more with ideas and resources.

and with efficiency in mind

Here are a few common mistakes that are made at billing time.

  • The mileage sheet is meant to be oriented as 'landscape' rather than 'portrait'. I get more of your info that way and it is easier to read.
  • Mileage is to the nearest mile NOT tenth of a mile. Pretty sure, on average it is going to even out and I need to be consistent.
  • Face to Face time with clients includes initial meetings, court (while the client is there), phone calls, anytime you are actual in contact or presence of the client. You should be mentoring during times you are not actually teaching a skill.
  • On the 520 we can't round up the cents (if the total comes to say$87.129 write $87.12). This is how the state counts it and I need to be consistent.

Thanks for letting me nag right off the bat. February bills came out late because (and now I'm quoting) "jeez it's a short month".