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Upcoming Training Events with David Pitonyak

May 31, 2015

We are excited to once again be hosting David Pitonyak for a week in October!  PSNPitonyak copyDavid Pitonyak for Shared Living Folks: The Importance of Belonging

Monday, 26 October 2015 from 9:00 to 4:00

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.
In our recent Home Share research we talked to lots of people who share their lives and value what they are doing, and wanted opportunities to learn together.  This workshop is a response that hopes to honor those requests.
Lunch is included.
For tickets, go here.
Beyond “Behaviors”: Supporting Competence, Confidence, and Well-Being
Difficult behaviors result from unmet needs. This workshop examines seven quality of life indicators that are often missing in the life of a person who experiences our services. Based on the idea from Jean Clarke that a person’s needs are best met by people whose needs are met, this day-long workshop examines strategies for supporting not only an individual who experiences disabilities but also the needs of his or her caregivers.
Objectives.  At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will have developed knowledge in the following areas:
  • Determining what people may be communicating through their difficult behaviors;
  • The role of physiological or psychiatric needs in the development of difficult behaviors
  • The importance of asking critical quality of life questions in building a support plan;
  • The critical importance of addressing caregiver needs in the development of a support plan;
  • Ways to support an individual in crisis.

For tickets, go here.

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