Part 2 - From Loved One to Caregiver: The Toolbox
Advocacy is the ability to know what you need and how to get it.
In this session, participants will build on their self-awareness training in Part One by learning how to navigate helpful resources in the community. Caregivers will learn to identify unmet needs for support or treatment in the family and to develop a strategic plan to meet those needs. Tools such as matching family needs to the right resources, strategic information gathering and the use of briefing notes will be presented.
Specifically, participants will:
- Learn to identify needs and state caregiving challenges
- Execute the process of strategic information gathering about resources in the community
- Build an advocacy mini-team and keep everyone coordinated by using a briefing note.
This presentation will be followed by a question/answer period.
“Using these techniques doesn’t guarantee success in advocacy, but it makes the chances of getting what you need much, much greater.” Donna Thomson