This program is for family caregivers of adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD). The curriculum will specifically address the mental health challenges that this population can face during the COVID-19 pandemic.
When does it run?
Tuesdays from 1:00 – 2:30 PM EST from November 3th – December 8th, 2020.
How does it work?
During the 1.5 hour long session, there will be a short moment of mindfulness, a weekly update on COVID news, a presentation from our family and clinical leaders, and time for discussion. The community will have a chance to engage and learn from one another. Sessions are engaging, interactive, practical and evidence-based.
What topics will be covered?
- Assessment: Getting help for mental health concerns
- Empowering family caregivers to improve health care communication
- Mental health interventions
- Health care planning: Things to know about health care decisions
- Grief and loss
- Self-care: Caring for the caregiver
Why join this course?
- It’s free. It has no cost for participants as it is funded by the Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR)
- It’s virtual. All you need is a computer and a web cam, or a smartphone.
- It’s fun. Connect with a growing community of family caregivers from across Canada and build a Community of Practice.
More information on the curriculum can be found here.
How do I join?
Please use the following link to register: https://edc.camhx.ca/redcap/surveys/?s=EMM3XLWTRR
A few weeks after you register, the Azrieli Team will contact you regarding your application status.
If you have any questions or concerns, e-mail Tiziana.email@example.com or call Tiziana Volpe at 416-535-8501 x 30751