WA State Family Caregiver Support Group

Hosted by: Nick M.
Meeting Details
Start Time:
Free
Category: care_giver
Topic: Constructive Communication
Focus: Family-Caregiver Communication
Private: No
Exclusive: No

WA State Family Caregiver Support Group

Description

The May session will focus on the importance of communication for unpaid family caregivers. Often, we all struggle with asking for help and support. The ability to communicate needs and wishes is vital for the well-being of family caregivers and those under their care. This session will explore constructive communication guidelines, such as the utilization of "I" Statements, Active Listening, and Assertive Emotional Communication. There will be opportunities for discussion, emotional support, and personal reflection.

Washington State Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Support

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Educational Support Groups 

The Washington State Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Advisory Council provides Support Groups through the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) that emphasize education and interpersonal support.

The TBI Support Groups are predicated on the concept that a person-centered approach can empower and enrich an individual’s life following a Traumatic Brain Injury.

The emphasis of DSHS TBI Funded Support groups is to aid in developing long-term knowledge and generic problem-solving skills to help attendees overcome obstacles that may interfere with a fulfilling life.

While these groups may provide a therapeutic effect, they do not provide therapy and instead focus on delivering organized bodies of knowledge and resources for the betterment of attendees.