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‘Just shoot me!’ – A Validation Method Short Story

Editor’s Note: The following short story was submitted to VTI by Scott Averill, CEO and co-owner of three Kansas-based older adult communities: Brookside Retirement Community (Overbrook), Wellsville Retirement Community (Wellsville) and The Fields of Brookside (a memory care home that offers a safe environment for six residents living with dementia). A few months ago, you […]

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VTI Assembling Worldwide Validation Speakers List

The nonprofit invites Validation Presenters and Teachers who have maintained continuing education and supervision requirements to join the new list, which will be shared with conference organizers seeking speakers. The Validation Training Institute (VTI) is taking a giant step to maintain quality in Validation training worldwide—while making it easier for conference organizers to find Validation […]

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Q&A with New Validation Support Group Leader

Editor’s Note: The Validation Training Institute (VTI) will offer a free, monthly online “Validation Support Group” that starts on Feb. 22 (5 p.m. PST, 8 p.m. EST). Today, we’ll meet Validation Teacher Odile “Olga” Lavault, who will be leading that group. For more information on the group, see the Validation Support Group announcement, or e-mail Validation Training […]

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VTI Launching Monthly (Free) Online Validation Support Group

Validation Teacher Olga Lavault is partnering with VTI to offer a monthly support group for Validation practitioners worldwide. Are you using Validation and having difficulties? Are you feeling alone in your efforts to use Validation? Are you seeking inspiration in your work with older adults experiencing disorientation? To help address these concerns and more, Validation […]

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Meridian Senior Living: ‘We know Validation Works and We’ve Seen it Change Lives’

Older adult care company provides critical support for VTI’s recent ‘I Validate to Connect’ campaign, including a $2,500 donation and inspired participation on social media. Meridian Senior Living started only a few short years ago, but now employs approximately 4,000 individuals who provide care and life services for more than 4,000 residents at 68  senior […]

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#IValidate2Connect: Will You Help Us Reach $5,000 Today?

DONATE TODAY AT: https://www.generosity.com/medical-fundraising/2016-i-validate-to-connect-campaign–2/x/13057744 Validation makes a difference. Just ask G. Michael Leader, CEO of Country Meadows Retirement Communities. “Validation has allowed our caregivers to connect with and better understand our residents,” Mr. Leader told VTI. “Caregiver stress is lowered, and our caregivers trained in Validation feel they have more tools with which to navigate difficult […]

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