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.
The Validation Training Institute has launched a new, on-demand digital course called Skill Building Blocks. There are 6 “blocks” in this program that each provide 30 minutes of instruction on 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. Each block offers 3 lessons using video demonstrations, interactive exercises, and quizzes! Learn more and get started today at: https://vfvalidation.org/skill-building-blocks/
“These six skills ensure that you are working in a person-centered way and will help you connect and communicate not just with older adults but with every human being you come in contact with,” shared Vicki de Klerk-Rubin, Executive Director of the Validation Training Institute.
Validation began as the personal practice of a brilliant individual, Naomi Feil. Feil, as a 4-year-old refugee from Nazi Germany, grew up in the Montefiore Home for the Aged in Cleveland Ohio, where her father was the administrator and her mother, the head of the Social Service Department. The older adults were her direct neighbors and friends. This gave Naomi unique empathy and insight into the world of disoriented elders which became the foundation stones for the Validation method.
In 1982, with the help of a few supporters, she created the Validation Training Institute (VTI) as a vehicle for spreading information on the method, as well as training practitioners and trainers. Over the past 38 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.
About Validation Training Institute:
The Validation Training Institute (VTI) is a non-profit organization that advances knowledge, values, education, and research rooted in the Validation method. The objective is to nurture respect, dignity, and well-being in the lives of older adults experiencing age-related cognitive decline and their caregivers. Our vision for the future is that every older adult experiencing age-related cognitive decline, and their caregiver, can feel the joy and love of meaningful communication.