• The Adult Family Home Administrator Training course is accepting enrollment for May. We will meet from 800 am until 4:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursday (May 14th, 16th, 21st, 23rd, 28th, 30th, June 4th, 6th). Click here for more information!

Available courses

The program, which fulfills Washington state education and Department of Social & Health Services (DSHS) licensure requirements, is comprised of a 54-hour course. Larry Richmond will be teaching this class available at Skagit Valley College! Keep checking the Training for Business site for information, costs, and enrollment. The course prepares participants for the Adult Family Homes licensing and inspection process, covering topics such as roles and responsibilities of a licensed provider, business and operations, staff management, resident rights and care issues, and laws governing Adult Family Homes. All course materials will be provided, and participants will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the course.



Welcome to this eLearning course on budgeting and the use of “The E-ffective Budget Manager” or better know as “Content Manager”.  We call it that since a goal of budgeting is to make good use of what we have and therefore be content. Planning and accounting for personal and/or business finances can quickly turn into a nightmare of lost sleep and high anxiety without the knowledge, organization, and tools to manage it. As a caregiver and provider of the elderly, I offer a greater service to them when this and other aspects of taking care of myself are fulfilled.

Here are the main reasons this training and budgeting tool are better than what others offer:

Multiple accounts can be organized in one single view to provide bottom line, is there enough money to pay bills now and, in the future, as well as how much can be put in the savings?

A digital tool created and organized to quickly identify and easily correct plans needing attention in order to maintain paying bills on time and putting money into the savings. 

The E-ffective Budget Manager was created using Microsoft Excel, a familiar tool to many in our day.

You will experience effective training to ensure your understanding of managing your personal and/or business goals and performance.

Planned expenses are measured to Actuals at the detail level.

It does not depend on having to download bank transactions and spending time to categorize them or deal with reconciliation issues.

Planned expenses and deposits are projected over time bringing to light any points of insufficient funds well in advance. 

It is easy to make plan revisions to maintain the goal to save money and pay bills on time. 

This course will provide you with good budgeting habits.

A tool designed to enable quick and easy management of personal and/or business financial goals.

Naturopathy is one of the twelve most common alternative therapies in the United States.  It is based on the idea the body can heal itself through its natural healing ability.  

Naturopathy was founded by Dr. Benedict Lust in Germany who came to the US in 1896 with the practice. 

Naturopathy combines the idea that the body can heal itself with traditional medical treatment of diseases when they develop. It combines healing traditions with scientific advances and current research so the body can recognize natural healing capability and supports disease prevention.  

The naturopathic physician (ND) uses traditional medicine therapies from all over the world to help patients heal and stay healthy through prevention.

Benedict Lust lived from 1872 to 1945.  He was known as the “Father of Naturopathy” for his nature cure with homeopathy, massage, spinal manipulation, and therapeutic electricity.  

Meditation is another alternative therapy which has been steadily gaining popularity in the west since the 1960s. There are many different definitions and traditions of meditation.  

Meditation is the process of calming the mind and relaxing the body by focusing on a particular object, phrase, or sensation. 

Meditation is considered to be a type of mind-body complementary medicine.  

Stress can make you anxious, tense, and worry.  Meditation is a simple way to lower stress wherever you are to help restore peace to your mind and body.  

Mind and body practice is a large and diverse group of interventions, practices, and disciplines based on procedures or techniques taught to others by a trained practitioner like acupuncture, massage therapy, meditation, spinal manipulation, and yoga.

Meditation’s history includes increasing calmness, physical relaxation, improving psychological balance, coping with illness, and enhancement of overall health and well-being of the mind and body.  

Welcome to Fall Prevention.  This course will provide an overview of factors that can contribute to falls. You will explore ways a care team can take preventative measures to prevent falls.

Today's course is about Fall Prevention. Upon completion, you will understand the importance of medical, environmental, and psychosocial factors that can contribute to client fall risk. You will also learn that the care team can take preventative measures to help avoid falls. You will also know the importance of notifying and documenting when a fall does occur.

This is a course written for caregivers to learn why self-care is important in the field of caregiving. 

The goals of this course are to define self-care, review why self-care is important, explore the different components of self-care by looking at the dimensions of wellness, define stress, recognize signs of stress and burnout, and to gain better time management and organizational skills in order to be able to practice good self-care. 

This course covers learning objectives, knowledge checks and concludes with a final quiz.

Please view this course (prior to any below) in order to understand how the course player is organized and the use of navigational tools. It will be important for you to get the most out of the course!

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Students wanting to attend a Live Classroom should choose this activity when announced.

You are welcome to join our Harvest at Home Online Group for great fellowship and to discuss Pastor Greg Laurie's weekly Bible teaching. 

Please click here to officially join (choose "Ask to Join).

To watch the Harvest online church service, click here (Saturday 4:00, 6:00, 8:00 PM PST, Sunday every two hours starting at 8:00 AM PST).

We so look forward to having your fellowship in Christ Jesus!