Families in Crisis: Responding to the Needs of Family Caregivers: October 20, 2020
“What mothers need, as well as fathers, spouses, and the children of aging parents, is an entire national infrastructure of care, every bit as important as the physical infrastructure of roads, bridges, tunnels, broadband, parks and public works.” -Anne-Marie Slaughter
For the longest time and for the most part, parents are the driving force behind their children. They direct, guide, proffer solutions and sometimes even prod their children to achieve greatness. Even as adults, children tend to subconsciously rely on their parents for continued support and advice. Hence, it becomes extremely stressful when they must assume parental roles for their aging parents.
The course content is aimed at equipping course participants with skills to help manage adult children suddenly thrust into the parental role.
In addition, participants would have the skills to help identify caregiver roles and responsibilities. They will also develop skills to assist family caregivers in developing effective communication strategies and promote positive self-care. The course will be provided virtually in the COVID era and in-person in the future.
- Increase participant awareness on adult caregiver challenges.
- Increase participant awareness on sibling dynamics affecting caregiving.
- Improve participant\'s ability to mediate between adult caregivers.
- Improve participant\'s ability to foster effective communication among adult care givers and their older parents.
- Equip participant with the skills to provide on-going support to adult caregivers
When: October 20, 2020, 10:45 am – Noon
Continuing Education Hours: 1
Training Sponsor: Lifematters
Sponsor Contact/More Information: Please call 301-615-0616