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SUPPORTING LGBTQ INDIVIDUALS WITH DEMENTIA

1.5 CE Credit Offered

Presented by Donna Fedus, MA, a Gerontologist & Founder of Borrow My Glasses, LLC, an education company focused on aging and caregiving from a new perspective. Donna brings 30 years of experience and a passion for dementia caregiving to her work as a gerontologist educator, adjunct professor, instructional designer and program strategist.

CCM® board-certified case managers, social workers, and others will learn to support older adults with dementia who identify as LGBTQ. While everyone with dementia experiences vulnerability, it can be even more complex for individuals who identify as LGBTQ, especially as care needs escalate. The number of people living with dementia and the number of people who identify as LGBTQ are both growing. Aging services professionals of all levels and roles will benefit from greater cultural competence in recognizing and anticipating issues to help them provide more dignified care to LGBTQ individuals living with dementia.

At the close of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize specific issues LGBTQ individuals can face throughout dementia
  • Utilize case studies to describe the impact of stigma
  • Discuss implications for practice and policy to reduce discrimination and promote more dignified dementia care

Participants will receive a personalized Certification of Completion by email within two weeks of the program. The Commission for Case Manager Certification approved 1.5 contact hours for boardcertified case managers (CCMs). NASW-CT approved 1.5 continuing education credit hours for social work, marriage & family therapist, professional counselor & licensed psychologist license renewal. The Virginia Board of Social Work does not preapprove CE courses, but this workshop meets stated criteria for a Category I activity. It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state board to verify CE requirements for their state.

Please Register by Wednesday, September 14th

Virtual Room opens 15 minutes prior to start of the workshop

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Details

Date:
September 15, 2022
Time:
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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Venue

Online Webinar