Caregiver Communication Skills: A Voice for Change Webinar

first_imgMake plans to attend the Caregiver Communication Skills: A Voice for Change web conference at 11:00 a.m. CST on Thursday, December 6, presented by Mary Brintnall-Peterson, Ph.D. and Rachel Brauner.The caregiver communication conference is a 75-minute webinar tailored to older adult caregivers and military caregivers.Focusing on Caregiver Communication SkillsCaregivers communicate with their care receiver, family members, and health care professionals throughout their caregiver journey.  Sometimes conversations go awry resulting in misunderstandings which can lead to heated and emotional exchanges, hurt feelings and even relationship problems.Learning and practicing how to use the communication skills of “I” messages, Assertive and Aikido will help caregivers change the way they have communicated in the past. By gaining this new knowledge they can prepare for difficult conversations they have been avoiding or putting off.Program Objectives:After this program, participants will be able to:Distinguish the differences between the communication skills of “I” messages, Assertive, and Aikido and the types of situations they are best used in.Identify caregiver situations in their life where one of the communication skills could be used.Prepare to use one of the communication skills in a conversation they need or want to have in the near future.PresentersDr. Mary Brintnall-Peterson, owner of MBP Consulting, LLC, provides over 25 years’ experience in educating family caregivers. Having both personal and professional caregiving experience has made Dr. Brintnall-Peterson passionate about family caregiving. Mary is also Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin–Extension. She has worked with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service–Wounded Warrior Program, with whom she met Rachel Brauner.Brauner is an Extension Associate at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service for the Wounded Warrior Program. While working for the Wounded Warrior Program, Brauner has strived to create educational programs for military caregivers that address specific warrior medical conditions, coping and resiliency strategies, and concerns of the seriously wounded service member families.No registration is required to join the web conference, simply go to Caregiver Communication Skills: A Voice for Change to attend.This blog post is part of a series of Military Caregiving articles published on the Military Families Learning Network blog.This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licenselast_img

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