Tips for Caregiver Stress & Burnout
PEN Workshop, Video & Resources
Tips for Caregiver Stress & Burnout
Starting this September FND PEN will be hosting virtual and in-person monthly webinars in collaboration with the Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida.
We will cover a wide variety of topics related to special education, effective communication, resources and much more.
On September 26, 2023 we will host an in-person workshop, Caring for the Caregiver at the Success Center in WInter Park, at 7pm.
Please use this link to register in advance https://forms.gle/spPPg5ukrThL2b9p9 Or scan the QR code to register
Caring for a loved one can be very rewarding, but it also involves many stressors: changes in the family dynamic, household disruption, financial pressure, and the added workload. So, is it any wonder that caregivers are some of the people most prone to burnout? Managing the stress levels in your life is just as important as making sure your family member gets to the doctor’s appointment or takes their medication on time.
Caring for the Caregiver
Tuesday, Sep 26, 2023, 07:00 PM
Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida, Wymore Road, Winter Park, FL, USA
Oct 18, 2023 - PBIS - virtual
Nov 15, 2023 - SSDI/SSI - virtual
Dec 06, 2023 - Transition to Kindergarten - In-person
Jan 17, 2023 - Assistive Technology - virtual
Feb 21, 2023 - Transition Services: An Overview - virtual
Mar 20, 2023 - Financial Literacy - In-person
Apr 17, 2023 - Helping With Homework - virtual
May 15, 2023 - How Do I Choose an Adult Healthcare Provider? - virtual
Jun 19, 2023 - TBD
Down Syndrome Asscoiation of Central Florida
The Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida (DSACF) is committed to offering hope, acceptance, and empowerment to all individuals with Down syndrome and their families. Through ongoing programs, events, and resources for both members and non-members alike, we're building a loving Central Florida community of awareness through advocacy and education.
Soren Richardson - email@example.com
Soren is the Co-Director for the Parent Education Network, a project under the Family Network on Disabilities (FND). With a strong background in advocating for children with special needs, Soren has successfully completed various comprehensive training programs such as Florida Partners in Policymaking, Pete’s Wrightslaw trainings and holds a Facilitated IEP certification. Soren has been actively involved with the public school system and gained extensive experience navigating Individualized Education Plans (IEP). Passionate about empowering parents, Soren takes pride in equipping parents with the knowledge and tools they need to effectively navigate the complexities of the special education process. Soren lives in Central Florida with her supportive husband and son. Soren was born and raised in Aruba and fluently communicates in four languages: English, Spanish, Dutch, and Papiamento.
Parent Education Network (PEN)
Collectively the PEN Team has over 60 years of experience with all aspects of disability, from medical diagnosis, early intervention (IFSP) to school eligibility - IDEA/IEP, inclusion in school & community settings, navigating Transition and Post Secondary options to living independently, and much much more … our goal is to share our experience, strength and hope through informal storytelling of raising our children with a wide range of disabilities & family dynamics.
PEN serves 12 counties from Southeast FL into parts of Central FL (Broward, Indian River, Lake, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Polk, and St. Lucie Counties). Please call 800-825-5736 if you would like to talk to a Parent trainer.
Family Network on Disabilities
For over 35 years, Family Network on Disabilities has developed up-to-date training on a variety of topics concerning the disability community that will benefit parents, self-advocates, educators, and professionals. You'll be glad to know we've added our youth advocate workshop series into the mix.