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David Pitonyak “The Importance of Belonging” October 11th, Vancouver

August 30, 2012

Portrait of David Pitonyak

Register here! 

Being connected to the people we love is critical to our emotional and physical well-being.  Many people experiencing our services are sick from loneliness.  This workshop is about ideas for moving beyond interventions and coverage to a system that supports enduring, freely chosen relationships.  The workshop can be conducted in either a one-day or two-day format (the latter involves problem-solving with teams).


At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will have developed knowledge in the following areas:

  • The impact of loneliness in the lives of people who experience disabilities, particularly as it relates to difficult behaviors;
  • The importance of going home to the people we love as an important organizing strategy for helping people to develop relationships;
  • Strategies for helping people who are lonely to develop enduring, freely chosen, positive relationships.
  • Problem-solving strategies for times when relationships are unbalanced or slow in developing.

Pamphlet will be uploaded soon!

One Comment leave one →
  1. Julianne permalink
    March 3, 2013 8:06 pm

    My name is Julianne Hay and I would like to have a job as a researcher. I would like know if you would know in Ontario that looking for a researcher? I like to research anything that helps other people I have a small resource library.

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