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David Pitonyak: Beyond Behaviours/Importance of Belonging - Medicine Hat

Date: March 19, 2018Time: 12:00 am

The Community Assessment and Support Team (CAST) is pleased to present:

David Pitonyak

March 19-20, 2018 - Medicine Hat

David will be providing 2 two day presentations, in Lethbridge and in Medicine Hat.  The first workshop is “Beyond “Behaviours”: Supporting Confidence, Competence, and Well-Being”, which examines the way we can help a person achieve these goals.  It examines strategies for supporting not only individuals with disabilities, but the needs of caregivers.  The second workshop is “The Importance of Belonging”.  David speaks about how “being connected to the people we love is critical to our emotional and physical well-being.  Many people experiencing our services are sick from loneliness”.  This workshop focuses on “ideas for moving beyond interventions and coverage to a system that supports enduring, freely chosen relationships.” 

Registration is now open for these sessions.  Participants are welcome to register for one of for both.  Each session has a cost of $20. CLICK TO REGISTER

David Pitonyak is interested in positive approaches to difficult behaviors. He believes that difficult behaviors are "messages" which can tell us important things about a person and his or her surroundings. Understanding the "meaning" of an individual's difficult behaviors is the first step in supporting the person (and the person's supporters) to change. Check out David’s website for more information, http://www.dimagine.com/index.html

Day One: BEYOND “BEHAVIORS”: SUPPORTING COMPETENCE, CONFIDENCE AND WELL-BEING

Difficult behaviors result from unmet needs. This workshop examines seven quality of life indicators that are often missing in the life of a person who experiences our services. Based on the idea from Jean Clarke that a person's needs are best met by people whose needs are met, this day-long workshop examines strategies for supporting not only an individual who experiences disabilities but also the needs of his or her caregivers

Day Two: THE IMPORTANCE OF BELONGING

Being connected to the people we love is critical to our emotional and physical well-being. Many people experiencing our services are sick from loneliness. This workshop is about ideas for moving beyond interventions and coverage to a system that supports enduring, freely chosen relationships.

CLICK TO REGISTER

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