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Lunchtime Seminars in the UW Tower Auditorium

All sessions are held in the UW Tower Auditorium from noon to 1 p.m.

UW CareLink presents the spring 2014 seminar series. The first two sessions focus on common areas of concern on the home front: aging parents and teaching tolerance to kids. The June seminar offers ways to stay healthy amid workplace stress and competing personal demands. Please join us for one or all of the sessions, and feel free to bring your lunch!

Changing Relationships: You and Your Aging Parent/Relative—Wednesday, April 23

Learn how to communicate more calmly and productively with aging parents who can no longer live independently. This seminar presents techniques that can help overcome common communication barriers when elders are resistant, angry, or unwilling to listen. You will explore helpful assumptions about aging and how to understand the loss of independence from the parent’s perspective. The seminar concludes with a summary of how to assess activities of daily living, available care options, and a list of resources for aging adults. This is free, but please register to attend.

Presented by Sue Covey, MSW. Sue has over 30 years’ experience in the counseling field. She has conducted numerous workshops and training programs related to stress management and building resiliency.

Teaching Children to Embrace Cultural and Racial Differences—Wednesday, May 28

Children can learn to grow up with a positive approach to cultural and racial differences. This seminar explores how perspectives on culture and race develop in children. You’ll examine the ways children display lack of tolerance at every age group and models of behavior that teach them to embrace differences. Parents can help by listening to their children’s feelings, pointing out areas of prejudice, and guiding children through any conflict that may arise. This is free, but please register to attend.

Presented by Althea Brandis, MA, LMHC. Althea has worked as a counselor with both individuals and couples for over 10 years and has extensive experience in the areas of personal growth, relationship issues, depression, and trauma.

Creating Resiliency in the Face of Stress—Thursday, June 26

Discover new ways to respond to challenges in this interactive seminar by first understanding the difference between eustress and distress and learning what resiliency is all about. You can expect to learn how to:

This is free, but please register to attend.

Presented by Althea Brandis, MA, LMHC. Althea has worked as a counselor with both individuals and couples for over 10 years and has extensive experience in the areas of personal growth, relationship issues, depression, and trauma.