Dignity and Respect: We Say It But Do We Do It?

Wed, May 9th
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Macomb Oakland Regional Center
1270 Doris Rd
Auburn Hills
MI 48326

The phrase “dignity and respect” appears everywhere in documents and on the lips of people providing services to vulnerable populations.  But little, if any, training is providing on actually treating people with dignity and respect.  What do these words really mean?  If we are truly dedicated to treating others this way, how do we behave?  This course will answer those questions.

  1. Learn what dignity and respect really mean.
  2. Learn the basic principles of dignity and respect as a philosophy of care.
  3. Learn how dignity and respect are tied to a Culture of Gentleness.
  4. Learn from real-life examples how we have and have not been treating people with dignity and respect.

This seminar will be conducted by Chris Hench, MSW, Training Consultant.  Chris is the mother of two adult children, one of whom experiences developmental disabilities and one of whom is deaf.  She has spent her entire adult life working in the field of disability.  She has an MSW from the University of Michigan.  She worked at a provider organization for people who experience developmental disabilities for over 30 years.  During that time, she facilitated many trainings on various aspects of caregiving, disability, and Deafness.  Upon retirement, Chris came to the Center for Positive Living Supports part-time to facilitate the Culture of Gentleness Practicum and the Provider’s Culture of Gentleness Workgroup.  Her favorite part of being a trainer is connecting with the many wonderful caregivers who are the backbone of Michigan’s support system for people with disabilities.

This seminar can be attend in person or via webinar.  Deaf interpreter also available upon request.  1 Social Work CE is available.  Click here to register.