VTI 2023 Fall Fundraiser: Connecting hearts – Enhance Dignity and Happiness
For our Dutch and Flemish speakers – Mark your calendars. On 8 February 2024 there will be a fantastic conference in Grimbergen, Belgium hosted by WZC Heilig Hart. Elke stem gelijkwaardig, vanzelfsprekend: een ontmoetingsdag over respectvol omgaan met mensen met dementie. Zie die brochure
Bij deze schrijf ik me in voor de opleiding Validationwerker 2 ste graad die doorgaat
Te: Brussel, opleidingscentrum Rhapsodie
VTI is very proud to say that Casa San Giorgio di Brissago in Switzerland has once again received their Certificate of Quality. They were evaluated and demonstrated a high level of quality in the following area
Vicki de Klerk on accessiBe’s Spotlight Sessions, a series dedicated to conversations with change-makers and people that have made an impact on the community of people with disabilities.
“Crossing the street” into the world of an individual with cognitive impaired is foundational to the Validation Method. Be mindful—take a breath before you respond and pay attention to your tone of voice.
Burnout occurs when mental, emotional, and physical exhaustion take over. It can affect individuals and systems and is often evident amongst health providers and caretakers. Validation is a method for connecting and communicating with older adults who have cognitive decline.
January 3rd at 2pm ET
This intimate interview by Eilon Caspi and Lori La Bey will inspire you. Naomi opens up about being 90 years old and reflects on her past.
When you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases – at no cost to you.
VTI kondigt met trots de publicatie aan van een kinderboek gebaseerd op Validation principes en technieken.
The third annual Innovations in Alzheimer’s Care shares the innovations of our 2022 Individual and Organization awardees, as well as many other compelling applicants.
VTI is proud of Master Teacher Cinzia Siviero, Validation Teachers Silvia Grandi and Licia Conti for their presentation at the prestigious Erickson Conference in Trento, Italy.
“La Comunicazione Validante: a favore della persona con demenza” was well received.
Dr. Harvey Sterns, long-time VTI Board member and professor emeritus of psychology at University of Akron (just two of his many activities) will be presenting our recent research at the Gerontological Society of America Scientific Conference this November in Indianapolis. Our study looked at the effectiveness of the 6 Skill Building Blocks, a totally online, asynchronous training in basic Validation skills. It was shown to be relevant to caregivers and effective training. “This is a great way to onboard new staff or refresh person-centered skills.”
In 2016 We choose to go beyond the usual philosophy of the house, we seek something broader. The aim was to provide a new vision, to shift the focus to another, important aspect that until then had received little attention : the whole person. Different methods were being evaluated : Gentecare, Montesori, Validation
We are proud to share our recent article in Practical Neurology: Dementia Insights: The Validation Method for Dementia Care. This article explores how physicians can and need to use elements of Validation in their daily work. Case studies are described giving the reader a concrete understanding of how these skills can benefit physicians and make their work more meaningful.
In this video, Naomi Feil, founder of the Validation Method, a pioneering approach to empathically entering the world of elderly persons who are living with dementia, is interviewed about her life and work by neurologist, Daniel C. Potts, founder and President of Cognitive Dynamics Foundation.
Over the past 40 years, VTI has created and delivered constantly evolving training programs, published four books in 12 languages, created films and built an international network of partnerships. Validation, once a maverick concept, is comfortably in-synch with contemporary thinking as Feil’s concepts have inspired a generation of ‘person-centered’ eldercare.
Learn basic Validation techniques that will help you better communicate with your aging parents and with older adults living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.
Graag deel ik informatie van deze opleiding tot gecertificeerde Validationwerker die start in het najaar in Nederland. Inschrijven kan vanaf nu.
The Validation Training Institute is proud to support the working group of Doris van Averbeke, Marie-Paule Delauw, Amber ten Brink and Marie-Claire Giard! This small group of Validation experts have brought new energy to spreading knowledge and training in Validation to the Dutch/Flemish speaking world.
“I believe if someone has limited time and the temperament to only learn one approach to being a better caregiver, THIS would be it.” – 2019 Family Caregiver Course Participant
The Validation community is saddened by the death of Edward R. Feil. Ed’s films and videos made sharing Validation with the world easier and more impactful. Together, Naomi and Ed made a powerful film-making team.
Excited to share today that a new literature review on Validation has been published! This research article highlights the effectiveness of Validation and how it makes it easier for professionals to care for older adults, reduces burnout levels and increases competence in the management of complex situations that occur in caregiving.
Enjoy 3 minutes on a beach
Take a 10-minute Feldenkrais lesson
Ground yourself with a guided meditation
Practice sitting yoga
Learn how to integrate essential oils into your daily life
Do hand reflexology exercises that release tension
Laughter yoga brings out the ‘happy hormones’
All of these short videos are for you – the caregivers at home and in facilities around the world. Take care of yourselves. All of us at VTI send you warm wishes for a cozy holiday season and a healthy 2021.
The Validation community is sad to lose one of our pioneers. Lita Kohn was the first President of the VTI Board of Trustees. She is remembered fondly for the Board meetings she hosted in her home, accompanied by wonderful hospitality and food. Most important was her desire to create an organization that would perpetuate Validation. She worked hard to keep the Board on track towards that goal. Her leadership made it possible to be where we are today. She was warm and welcoming as new people joined the board. Naomi Feil could not have had a better supporter.
May her legacy be a memory forever.
The Validation community is sad to lose one of our pioneers. Dave Nilson helped bring Validation training to the Midwest. Dave was truly a good man, a beloved colleague, and a caring and even-tempered professional in the turbulent world of senior care. He was consistently kind, genuine, and committed to doing good. He was gentle, kind and honest. Dave died on September 29th. There is a simple announcement in the Star Tribune. We have lost a friend and supporter.
Petra Fercher, Validationstrainerin und Trainerin der Diakonie Akademie, gibt wertvolle Tipps wie Angehörige Menschen mit demenziellen Veränderungen in deren Welt begleiten können. Es geht um eine andere Art der Kommunikation, die beiden Seiten viel bringt.
Did you know that VTI has a sister organization based in Europe? The Stichting (Foundation) Validation Training Institute International (VTI-I) is based in the Netherlands. Learn More!
Helping disoriented older adults during the COVID-19 Quarantine – multilingual.
VTI is proud to present our newly revised Beginning Validation Tutorial. It’s more intuitive, updated with the latest Validation developments, and we think, much prettier. The Beginning Validation Tutorial is a great way to learn Validation basics.
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The Validation Training Institute (VTI) is happy to announce that it will launch its annual Fall Fundraising campaign this month! This year the theme is “12 Days of Giving with Purpose.”
Free Webinar: Vicki de Klerk-Rubin shares how to use Validation to address aggressive resident behavior expressions
Vicki de Klerk-Rubin of the Validation Training Institute joins Nicole and Cooper to give us a better understanding of how we can do a better job of ensuring our seniors are treated and feel like human beings through validation specifically for individuals with dementia.
Le Manuel Qualité en français est en ligne et opérationnel sur le site web de VTI, nouvellement remanié.
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The website mmLearn.org recently interviewed Naomi and Vicki in their Expert Interview Series.
The Validation Training Institute (VTI) is happy to announce the addition of a new Authorized Validation Organization (AV0).
Get VTI news from around the globe, clinical columns from founder Naomi Feil, tips
and links to help you improve communication with older adults living with dementia.