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.
Apply for Scholarship for WA State TBI Conference!
BIAWA BRAIN INJURY ART SHOW JUNE TO SEPTEMBER 2016
ARTISTS SUBMIT TODAY!
BIAWA welcomes and encourages artists of all ages and abilities living with Brain Injury to exhibit their work in our 8th Annual BIAWA Brain Injury Art Show. This is an opportunity to showcase the work of artists in our community who have had to adjust their lives because of brain injuries caused by trauma, stroke, or other health conditions.
For more information contact Pauline at BIAWA toll free at 877-982-4292 or 206-467-4800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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