Certified Eden Associates

Certified Eden Associates
Eden Alternative Associates are people who have completed a three-day training in the principles and practices of The Eden Alternative. When we first started out, we thought we could teach people to teach others about Eden in just a couple of hours. It turns out that we can’t. As a result, we have developed the Certified Eden Associate Training which is delivered around the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand by Certified Eden Educators. Over 20,000 people have completed the training at this point, and the results have been very encouraging.

The Associate Training teaches the Ten Principles of the Eden Alternative and gives specific suggestions and guidelines for putting them into practice. Also, it helps us learn about each other and create communities of support after we leave the training, roll up our sleeves, and go to work teaching, preparing for, and implementing The Eden Alternative philosophy. Many people who work in long-term-care organizations are Eden Associates, but the training is open to everyone. We currently have Elders, family members, state and federal surveyors, ombudsmen, volunteers, legislators, and even a few dogs who have completed the 3-day training.
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