The Role of Informed Compassion in Promoting Recovery from Substance Use Disorders

Wednesday, May 6, 1-2:30 p.m.
online

Conversations – May 2020 – Free Training
(Live Streaming Webinar Format)
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 (1:00 – 2:30 pm)
The Role of Informed Compassion in Promoting
Recovery from Substance Use Disorders
On-line Registration Link Below
Addiction is now the #1 cause of death among persons under 50. Like other chronic diseases, substance use disorders (SUDs) cause untold human suffering for both patients and their loved ones. The severe and drawn-out nature of SUDs may leave service providers feeling exhausted and emotionally unavailable. Since studies have found the human connection in treatment of SUDs to be vital for sustained recovery, the consequences of compassion fatigue can be tragic and even lethal if not addressed. This training presentation will begin to explore these issues by addressing the following issues:
  • Reviewing the emerging science of compassion in the treatment of SUDs
  • Identifying signs of compassion fatigue
  • Highlighting best practices and creative tools for recognizing and preventing burnout
  • Offering practices for fostering empathic presence and relieving human suffering through informed compassion
  • Distinguishing “enabling” of persons with substance use disorders (SUDs) from informed compassion
  • Exploring the link between care provider empathy and sustained recovery among persons with SUDs
Presenting will be David B. Hathaway, MD. Dr. Hathaway is Associate Psychiatrist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
  • Social Work, Nursing, LADC, and EMS continuing education credits being pursued.
  • Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) continuing education credits are approved by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners.
To request registration, please complete the Registration Form
that can be found through the following link:
There is no charge for this training.
Thank you so much!
Dan Collier

Adult Guardianship: What Providers Need to Know

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 (1:00-2:30p.m.)
Soldiers’ Home in Chelsea, 91 Crest Avenue, Chelsea, MA  02150

On-line Registration Link Below
 
Conversations – February 2020 – Free Training
 
 
Adult Guardianship:
What Providers Need to Know
 
During this training providers who work with lay guardians – guardians who are not professional but are instead family or friends – will receive an overview of the different issues and responsibilities related to the work of guardianship, such as:
 
Capacity and Decision-making
Reasons for Guardianship
Types of Guardianship and Limitations of Guardianship
The Court Process and Duties and Responsibilities to the Court
Rights of the Person under Guardianship
Communication and Confidentiality
Ethical Decision-making
Abuse and Neglect
 
 Presenters:
Traci Cucinotta, MBE, MSW, LICS, Education and Training Specialist, Guardianship Academy
Wynn A. Gerhard, Esq., Senior Attorney, Elder, Health, and Disability Unit, Greater Boston Legal Services
 
Social Work, Nursing, LADC, and EMS continuing education credits being pursued.
 
Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) continuing education credits are approved by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. 
 
To request registration, please complete the Registration Form that can be found through the following link:
 
 
Seating is limited. Registration spaces are offered on a first come first served basis.
 
There is no charge for this training.
 
Thank you so much!
 
Dan Collier
 
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Learn About Foster Parenting and Adopting from Foster Care

Wednesday, November 27, 10-11 a.m.
Land of Thousand Hills Coffee Company, 61 Munroe St. Lynn

All Care Hospice Bereavement Program 2019 Fall/Winter Grief Support Offerings

 

             

WORKSHOPS:

Lighting The Way:
A one-time workshop will provide mourners a safe space to learn helpful ways to navigate grief during the holiday season.
Please RSVP for your preferred date:
Tuesday, November 19th
Thursday, December 19th
1-3 pm | RSVP by Nov. 14th 6-8 pm | RSVP by Dec. 13th

SPECIAL EVENT:

Lights of Remembrance

Wednesday, December 11th 6:00 pm
RSVP Requested by December 4th
Reception and refreshments to follow

Lights of Remembrance is a means to say “I remember”, through readings, music and ritual. The Lights of Remembrance ceremony acknowledges the challenges and joys that the holidays present in a setting that is illuminated by the warm glow of light and the camaraderie of those who gather. We hope you can attend and bring friends and family to join in this special time of togetherness.

 

STAY CONNECTED AND SUPPORTED FROM HOME:

Do you want to stay up-to-date with All Care’s Bereavement Program and Grief Support happenings? If so, then please consider joining the All Care Bereavement Program E-Newsletter to receive program news as well as supportive articles and resources from the comfort of your phone/ computer. To join this seasonal E-Newsletter email Bereavement Coordinator, Liz Cumming at Ecumming@allcare.org with your first and last name and preferred email address. We care about your privacy, and therefore DO NOT share your email information and you will be able to opt out of the E-Newsletter at any time.

 

All grief support events are free and open to the community.

Pre-registration is required for participation and event location will be provided during intake. Most programs occur at the All Care Center for Grief and Loss in Lynn, MA unless otherwise indicated. Please call Bereavement Coordinator, Liz Cumming, ATR, LMHC at 781-244-1198 with all inquiries and/ or to register.

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