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The Pride of Professionals

Join Dr. Elliot Montgomery Sklar and Lucy Barylak, MSW as they discuss how professionals can change the health care culture for the LGBT community. They will share available resources for professionals to help them in their support of LGBT caregivers and clients. There will also be a discussion on the importance of cultural sensitivity in […]

June 27 @ 10:00 am
Las señales que revelan el estrés de la person aque cuida a otra

El estrés de cuidar a un ser querido o familiar puede causar problemas emocionales y físicos. Usted aprenderá que las experiencias tanto buenas como malas pueden provocar estrés y cómo reconocer las señales de advertencia para tomar las medidas necesarias. The stress of caring for a loved one or family member can lead to emotional […]

June 26 @ 1:00 pm
Caring for someone who has Cancer

Cancer impacts the entire family, not just the person diagnosed. In this teleconnection, Rachel Cannady (Strategic Director, Cancer Caregiver Support – American Cancer Society) will discuss the multidimensional needs of those providing care to loved ones with cancer. She will describe the comprehensive suite of evidence-informed resources that the American Cancer Society has developed for […]

June 25 @ 11:00 am
A Community to be Proud of

Join Dr. Elliot Montgomery Sklar and Lucy Barylak, MSW as they discuss how to identify community resources and supports for caregivers. Learn about LGBT-affirming programs and services as well as how to have a “cup half-full” outlook.

June 20 @ 10:00 am
Hoarding Disorder: Let’s not Call them Hoarders!

This presentation focuses on why hoarding behaviors occur. Recently included in the DMS of Mental Disorders, 5th edition, more conversations are being had on this topic and it does not have to be a family’s secret. People who exhibit hoarding tendencies may place a high value of importance on an object we may not understand. […]

June 19 @ 11:00 am
The Importance of Paperwork

Join Dr. Elliot Montgomery Sklar and Lucy Barylak, MSW as they discuss how to create an Estate Plan, which includes a Living Will, Advanced Directives, a Will, Revocable Trust, Durable Power of Attorney etc. They will also share how to create “The Folder” on your smart phone where pictures and important documents can be stored.

June 13 @ 10:00 am
Overview of State of Texas Services

What services are available for older adults and caregivers through the state. Many of these services are also funded with federal funds.

June 10 @ 12:00 pm
Families of choice and of Relations

Join Dr. Elliot Montgomery Sklar and Lucy Barylak, MSW as they discuss issues impacting LGBT caregivers and those who care for LGBT elders. They will define families of choice as well as explore how to negotiate family dynamics. Also, they will discuss how to identify and access resources to help in the caregiving role.

June 6 @ 10:00 am
Adult Protective Services

Join Ray Kirsch with Adult Protective Services (APS) as he discusses what APS can and cannot do. He will cover the definition of abuse, neglect and exploitation as well as how APS uses the least restrictive options to help maintain individual rights. You will learn about different ways that APS can be a great resource […]

June 4 @ 11:00 am
Parenting our Parents…Now What?!

Responding to our parents aging: What happens when roles as parents and children are switched because of illness and disability? What are the key issues and concerns? What does Medicare and Medicaid cover? When and how does the family intervene? These and other questions will be explored.

May 29 @ 11:00 am