Seattle BrainWorks is hosting HeadStrong “Conflict Resolution” Trainings!
Register by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or online: http://conflictresolutionsbw.eventzilla.net/web/event….
Friday, August 12, 10:00 am to Noon: “Conflict Resolution #1
Friday, August 19, 10:00 am to Noon: “Conflict Resolution #2
All trainings are held at Seattle BrainWorks at Provail
12700 Aurora Avenue North, Seattle WA 98133
In Conflict Resolution, we explore a critical issue after brain injury – how to transform conflict into opportunities for building trust. We start with skills in choosing and supporting successful behaviors to reduce conflicts. We explore self-monitoring and self-calming practices and learn a variety of communication tools that help build trust during difficult moments. We provide training materials and handouts to use in your home and/or work setting.
Free Respite for Caregivers is available again from Lifespan
You are an unpaid “family” caregiver if . . .
You provide care or support for an adult or child with a chronic or condition that prevents self-care.
You may even be a family member, friend, or neighbor.
Your family member needs support with activities of daily living.
You are not “paid” to support your family member. (Yet for those who are able to receive some financial support, it does not mean they are compensated adequately for their help. They may even have to give up earning an income in order to provide the care needed.
Even though you have made a decision to help your spouse, parent, child, or other loved one, we understand it can take a lot of time, effort and work. You may have become a caregiver suddenly and without warning, or perhaps your role evolved slowly over time. It can even be mentally and emotionally challenging as you balance their needs with your own.
We acknowledge sacrifices you have made. You matter: Clearly, your loved ones need you. And your daily work saves our State billions of dollars every year.
You deserve an occasional break to help you in your important role. You deserve RESPITE.
HeadStrong Mentor Trainings – Spring 2015
University of Puget Sound, Weyerhauser Hall
May 4 – Identity & Meaningful Projects
The HeadStrong Mentor Training Program is designed to train professionals, family members, caregivers, tutors, and anyone living or working with people who live with brain injury. Mentoring is a traditional way societies pass on knowledge by working side by side and setting a positive example. This training will help you be an empowering support person.
The Mentor Training includes four key modules:
- Identity After Brain Injury
Meaningful Projects & Activities
Positive Behavior Supports
The Brain Injury Caregiver Alliance support group meeting is coming up this week! All parents and caregivers of people living with brain injury are welcome at this wonderful monthly support group.
Where: PROVAIL: 12550 Aurora Ave N, Suite B, Seattle, WA 98133
Date: Wednesday, January 28th
Parking: please park in the lot, below/behind PROVAIL
Grace, Cheryl and I attended the Forum on Caregiving for Caregivers and I am happy to share what we learned and discussed there, at our next meeting.
If you have any questions, please email or call me.
I look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!