Extend-A-Family is hosting a two part webinar on the power of social networks/ relationships and how we can develop and maintain a Support Circle with people with disabilities and their families.
During the First Evening, John will highlight research and practices on the importance of social networks. He will show how a Support Circle can be a powerful way to enhance relationships, problem-solving, and community connections. He will also share strategies for developing a Support Circle, from research and from his own experience as a parent.
During the Second Evening, John will be joined by his daughter Karen Lord and her facilitator Tanya Williams. They will highlight the role that Karen’s Support Circle has played in her life for the last 30 years. They will show what an important role the facilitator plays in maintaining a Circle and in follow-up approaches with the focus person and Circle members.
John Lord is a researcher, author, and parent of four adult children. He was the founder of the Centre for Community Based Research in Kitchener-Waterloo and was a leader with the Facilitation Leadership Group. He has published widely on social inclusion and innovative approaches to community support. He is the recipient of several awards, including the Order of Canada. His website is www.johnlord.net
Dates: Tuesday, September 29 and Tuesday, October 6
Time: 7PM TO 8PM EDT