Injustice and discrimination permeate our daily lives negatively, influencing people who are impacted by mental illness, disabilities, poverty and homelessness, incarceration, and those from a range of racial and ethnic backgrounds, religions, sexual orientations and gender identities. Systemic injustice and discrimination, enforced through policy and interpersonal actions, can have a significant impact on mental health resulting in trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, addiction, and stress.
That which makes us different should not make us judge, discriminate, or mistreat our fellow human beings. Challenging Injustice and Discrimination is designed to offer an open, safe forum where clinicians, service providers, mental health and social justice advocates, law enforcement, policy makers, outreach workers, funders, city planners, healthcare providers, educators and others can discuss the realities of injustice and discrimination and develop solutions to address these realities and long-term implications.
This series of six workshops addresses specific issues that can improve communication and interaction with loved ones with dementia or memory loss. This is a wonderful opportunity for those actively caring for someone with cognitive impairment to be interactive and learn techniques that will really make a difference in day-to-day care.
The trainer, Dorothy Colby, is a Certified Positive Approach to Dementia Care (TM) Trainer, with more than 15 years of professional and personal experience caring for people with dementia. She is Administrator for Hale Ku’ike Memory Care Home in Nu’uanu, where she also trains staff. Positive Approach to Care (TM) seminars, developed by occupational therapist Teepa Snow, provide essential information for families and care partners on how to have a positive and meaningful relationship with loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia throughout their journey.
Refreshments will be provided.
Please arrive 15 minutes early to park and register.
Detailed parking instructions will be sent to registrants prior to workshops.
For questions about these workshops, contact Jody Mishan: firstname.lastname@example.org or (808) 295-2624.