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Professional & Community Education Programs

 

NSSC's Education and Diversity committees provide educational events free of charge year round for professionals and community members. Presentations include a wide range of topics relevant to aging, including medical, health & wellness, benefits, community resources, legal and financial matters, caregiving, dementia, diversity and ethics. Professionals can acquire continuing education units by submitting a survey following the event. 

 

Registration is required for all events. Please click the link(s) below to secure your spot.


Graying of the Rainbow: Best Practices for Working with LGBT Clients

Presented by: 

Britta Larson, Center on Halsted

Wednesday, June 15

9:30 - 11 a.m.

at North Shore Senior Center (161 Northfield Road)

 

Registration required

1.5 CEUs available to social services professionals for $10


Participants will:

  • Increase knowledge and familiarity of language and terminology associated with the LGBT community
  • Identify the unique challenges and barriers facing the aging LGBT community
  • Identify best practices for creating safety and inclusion for LGBT older adults
  • Will be given tools and resources to advocate for policy and program change as it pertains to LGBT older adults

Warriors Until the End: What Makes Veterans Different

Presented by: 

Linda Rockwell, MPA JourneyCare Veteran's Program Manager

Thursday, June 23

3:30 - 5 p.m.

at North Shore Senior Center (161 Northfield Road)

 

Registration required

1.5 CEUs available to social services professionals for $10


Participants will:

  • Learn to differentiate the experiences and health risks of veterans unique to each era of service
  • Explore issues that might arise in working with veterans such as trauma, pain management, guilt, and the need for forgiveness
  • Learn how to offer guidance on responding to veteran’s needs in a veteran-centric manner
  • Provide resource information on services available to veterans and their families

Caregiver Support and Burnout

Presented by:

Heath Resnick & Janelle Knippen of North Shore Senior Center

Thursday, July 14

3:30 - 5 p.m.

at North Shore Senior Center (161 Northfield Road)

 

Registration required

1.5 CEUs available to social services professionals for $10

 

Participants will:

  • Learn how to define caregiver burnout
  • Identify symptoms and causes of caregiver burnout 
  • Learn ways to reduce risk of caregiver burnout 
  • Gain knowledge about available resources for caregivers 

 

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