Professional training opportunities for WIC local agency and the public.

Face-to-Face

Fundamentals of Breastfeeding: an 18 Hour Course

The training will provide basic knowledge on composition of human milk, physiology of milk production, maternal and infant assessment, latch on and positioning, normal breastfeeding, documentation, counseling skills, breastfeeding challenges, milk supply issues, medication concerns and promotion of breastfeeding.

Training dates and locations:
Springfield – July 23-25, 2019
Columbia – July 29-31, 2019

Please direct any questions regarding the training to Lisa Schlientz at 573-751-6468 or Lisa.Schlientz@health.mo.gov.

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Lactation Education Training – IBCLC Prep Course

This course will provide prospective lactation consultants, other health professionals and community lactation supporters with lactation and breastfeeding information that is practical, current, and evidence-based. This course will prepare attendees to sit for the IBLCE exam and provide 45 hours of the required lactation specific education.

Training date and location:
High Ridge – August 19-23, 2019

Please direct any questions regarding the training to Lisa Schlientz at 573-751-6468 or Lisa.Schlientz@health.mo.gov.

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eLearning

Healthy Smiles from the Start Training

Healthy Smiles from the Start training was a coordinated effort of the Missouri Dental Association (MDA), the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Oral Health program, and the Missouri WIC program to provide dental health care education. Upon completion of the oral health training the WIC state agency is authorizing 1 CEU to all CPAs and nutritionists.
Implementation November 16, 2015.

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Online HemoCue Training

This Hemocue Hb 201 Certified Screener Course for WIC does not replace training provided by the Hemocue trainer; however, it can be used a refresher, as a corrective action plan, viewed prior to training, or on an as-needed basis. Refer to the instructions for navigating through the training and printing a certificate. If you have questions about your equipment or requests for equipment maintenance, please contact your district nutritionist instead of the Hemocue company as mentioned in the training video.

Screening for Postpartum Depression in WIC

This training will provide certifying and counseling staff (WIC certifier, CPA, nutritionist) with information on screening for, and assigning, risk factor 361 Depression, with a focus on postpartum depression. Information will include:

  • Optimal screening tools and times for administering and evaluating the screening tool in WIC;
  • Documentation and follow up requirements for participants screened or referred;
  • When to assign Risk Factor 361 Depression and Risk Factor 357 Drug Nutrient Interactions; and
  • Ways to educate WIC women who have been assigned Risk Factor 361 Depression.