Taking Care of Yourself as Caregiver of a Family Member with a Developmental Disability
Thursday, July 28, 1:00-2:00 pm ET
Hosted by the USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
This webinar will discuss research on mental and physical health of caregivers, including that of Latinos and African Americans; recognizing the importance of caring for yourself as a caregiver; recognizing signs of stress and depression; including others in caregiving; and setting health goals for yourself. The webinar will include a presentation and Q & A session. Although it is designed for family members, people with developmental disabilities, and advocates, professionals are welcome to attend; however, questions from people with disabilities and family members will be given priority. Download the webinar flyer (PDF) and register.
The WA State Fathers Network and The Arc of King County are having a BBQ and Fish Fry on August 6th. See the flyer for additional information.
A PhD student, Jenna Jones, at the University of Windsor in Ontario Canada is working on a dissertation entitled, Family Quality of Life for Parents of Children with Autism. She is looking for parents or caregivers of children with autism, aged 4 to 11, to take part in a survey. The survey will take about 30 minutes to complete and there is an option to take part in a 20 minute phone interview. If you have questions or are interested in participating contact Jenna at email@example.com.
Parents of Children with Autism Study Ad
FYI, through a joint effort of the Fathers Network, D.A.D.S., Dads Move, WA Dads, The Arc of King County and Parent to Parent a new closed Facebook group has been created for dads whose children have intellectual or developmental disabilities. It’s a place where dads can share information, resources and discuss issues of common interest.
Since it is a closed group you need to ask permission to join. You can find it on Facebook by searching for P2P Dads of Special Kids.
Old Fashioned Fish Fry and BBQ For the Family – This will be a joint effort of the Fathers Network and the Arc of King County
- Saturday, August 6th
- 3:00 -6:00 pm
- Judkins Park in Seattle
- The Arc and the Fathers Network will provide the fish, burgers, hot dogs buns and condiments.
- Bring a dish to share.
- Special Olympics of WA will be on hand to lead us in games.
- The grills in the park are very small so we’ll need a couple of good sized grills to be brought to the park. If you can bring a grill let me know (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- If we get a large crowd it might be helpful to have a few extra chairs. So, if you have camping chairs you might consider bringing them.
Fathers Network Conference
- Saturday, October 8th
- Tyee Middle School in Bellevue
- 8:15 am – 4:30 pm: Registration will open at 8:15, Opening remarks at 9:00
- Key Activities: Keynote speaker (TBA), 8 Breakout sessions (topics TBA), Dads panel, Open Mic time, Presentation of the Big Daddy Award,
- Registration will open in July
Partner Café invites you to be part of the conversation to drive next steps and policies for change.
They Avoid Looking Into Your Eyes: https://youtu.be/3p_DYqvpnSk
They Have Difficulty Expressing Their Emotions: https://youtu.be/Dkeo7vBQ2yg
National level parent leadership opportunity with the American Academy of Pediatrics for a parent who has a child under 5. This opportunity provides all expenses paid to a national conference in Illinois in August, as well as a $200 stipend for participation. They are looking for a parent to serve on the board who can provide parent perspective on child health with a focus on social determinants of health (e.g., food and housing insecurity, exposure to violence), maternal depression, and developmental milestones.
For more information, see attached flier. Please forward to anyone you know who may be interested.
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Hi everyone, attached here is the latest edition of CONNECTIONS, the WA State Fathers Network newsletter.