High Risk Care

Working with high risk participants requires specialized skills, knowledge and the ability to work effectively with the most vulnerable WIC participants. This two-day program will emphasize the CPA2 and CPA3’s role in the nutrition assessment and care of high risk participants. Participant-centered skills, communication techniques, using critical thinking, setting S.M.A.R.T. goals, documentation of care plans and incorporating professional judgment when making decisions on a high risk participants’ care will all be part of this dynamic 2 day event.

After attending this program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe why critical thinking is essential and how to use critical thinking skills for assessing risks, needs, and concerns with high risk participants 
  • Apply advanced level participant-centered skills while developing a care plan with high risk participants
  • Facilitate the development of SMART goals with high risk participants
  • Document high risk care plans and follow-up to ensure continuity of care

Target Audience: WIC coordinators, CPA+, Qualified Nutritionist, CPA.

*Prerequisite: This is an advanced level training. Prior to attending this class, attendees must have taken and have basic proficiency in Rapport Building & Behavior Change and Interviewing Skills for Behavior Change. Attendees are also expected to be familiar with the High Risk Care policy and supplement.